How Cops and Firemen Are Skinning Idaho’s Taxpayers

Posted on December 29, 2014

With annual pay and benefits averaging $135,382 for Boise firefighters and $102,003 for Boise police, it’s time for a reassessment of spending priorities not only in Boise, but in the state as well. . . . [P]ublic order and safety spending in Idaho is expected to skyrocket 343 percent in the next five years from […]

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Obama Is in the Bankers’ Hip Pocket

Written by Gary North on December 29, 2014

Obama has nominated Antonio Weiss to be the Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance. Liberals in the Senate are trying to stop the nomination. I’m with them. Liberals think there is something substantive at stake. There isn’t. It’s all symbolic. If Weiss is somehow not confirmed — unlikely — he will simply be […]

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Keynesianism + Central Bank Counterfeiting + Aging = Stagnation

Posted on December 26, 2014

Japanese drew down savings for the first time on record while wages adjusted for inflation dropped the most in almost five years, highlighting challenges for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he tries to revive the world’s third-largest economy. The savings rate in the year through March was minus 1.3 percent, the first negative reading in […]

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Tsunami + Keynesianism + Sharia Law = Stagnation

Posted on December 26, 2014

After the peace came $7.2bn of relief funds from international donors and the Indonesian government in one of the world’s biggest and most complex disaster reconstruction efforts. It left Aceh with some of the country’s best roads and hospitals, 140,000 new homes and 1,400 new schools. The funds also gave a big boost to the […]

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The Christmas Spirit: Confronting the Murderer of My Father

Posted on December 25, 2014

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By Rev. Francis Nigel Lee (died Dec. 23, 2011) In April 1994, I was invited to fly around the world and expound the Lord’s Prayer in the USA during September. Having acquired the plane ticket, I was much looking forward to visiting my parents in Barrydale (near Swellendam in South Africa) – on my way […]

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Potter!

Written by Gary North on December 25, 2014

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How many Americans over the age of 12 are there who can’t identify the origin of that phrase? The naturalization division of the Immigration and Naturalization Service should require every new applicant to see It’s a Wonderful Life on DVD, with the soundtrack in his native language. He would not be granted citizenship until he […]

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Dining With Scrooge

Written by Gary North on December 25, 2014

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I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. — Charles Dickens (December, 1843). Little did […]

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