Three Milestones: Ages 20, 30, and 40

Written by Gary North on September 17, 2016

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If you’re not smart by 20, married by 30, or rich by 40, you won’t be. David Graves told me this slogan many years ago, and the more I think about it, the more accurate I think it is. We need milestones as we go through life. It helps if we know whether we are […]

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Legitimacy and Self-Government

Written by Gary North on September 17, 2016

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I have been writing about legitimacy for decades. I recently republished an article I wrote on this in 1997. Liberty flourishes under this environment: self-government under law. Individuals apply the legal principles to their own situations. The general rule is: “Just say no.” When self-government declines in any government — church, family, or state — […]

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Milton Friedman on Non-Compliance with the State

Written by Gary North on September 17, 2016

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In the summer of 1962, I read Milton Friedman’s essay, “Is a Free Society Stable?” It was published in a campus quarterly journal, New Individualist Review. A group of students at the University of Chicago published it. It remains the best campus journal I have ever read. It ceased publication after seven years: April 1961 […]

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If the Power Grid Goes Down

Written by Gary North on September 17, 2016

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An Oregon state senator sent an email to his constituents this week. It reports on recent drills the state has quietly conducted. More states should do this. Then they should openly report on the findings. Forewarned is forearmed. If the grid ever goes down do to a cyberattack, life in affected communities will change dramatically. […]

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3D Printers vs. Patents

Written by Gary North on September 10, 2016

We know about 3D printing. It is in its primitive phase. Think about this technology 30 years from now. Of course, your guess will look silly in retrospect — primitive. People invent things. They apply for patents. Governments issue them. They grant a monopoly of manufacture for about 15 years. The inventor can license his […]

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Help Me Monitor Bullying at School

Written by Gary North on September 10, 2016

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Bullying at schools is widespread. The schools seem unable to put a stop to it. I have written in the past on what kids can do. But few will. I want help in monitoring this phenomenon. If you read about a case of bullying locally, please send me a link to the article. Please summarize […]

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A Young Mother Whose Success Gives Me Hope

Written by Gary North on September 10, 2016

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Someone came across a review of the Ron Paul Curriculum. It got forwarded to me. This tool isn’t free, but it has been a life-saver for me over the past year and is really inexpensive compared to other programs available online. The Ron Paul Curriculum has online classes for all of the core subjects including […]

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Is the Holy Spirit a Loser in History?

Written by Gary North on September 10, 2016

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But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, […]

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The Liturgy of Sports

Written by Gary North on September 10, 2016

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Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as […]

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