Dukes of Hazzard Investment Opportunities

Written by Gary North on July 4, 2015

Some cable channel known as TV Land has pulled The Dukes Of Hazzard off the air. In the 1980’s show, there was a 1969 Dodge Charger with a stars and bars flag painted on the roof. It was named “General Lee.” But in today’s era of political correctness, the car might as well have been […]

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When It’s “Greece Time” in America

Posted on July 4, 2015

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By Jared Dillian I was watching the 6 o’clock news and saw images of closed banks in Greece and people lined up at ATMs. I’m sure you did, too. This must seem surreal to most people because it seems so remote. But put yourself in these people’s shoes for a second. You have money in […]

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Marva Collins, RIP

Written by Gary North on July 4, 2015

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Marva Collins has died at age 78. In 1975, she retired from teaching in the Chicago public schools. She took her small retirement account of $5,000 and started her own school, Westside Preparatory Academy. It was located in the Chicago ghetto. There, she taught an introductory class of four students, one of whom was her […]

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Christian Economics in One Lesson, Chapter 13

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2015

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“Parity” Prices It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth (Proverbs 20:14). Every voluntary exchange involves buying and selling. The person who is called a buyer is a seller of money. He buys goods and services. The person who is called a seller is […]

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Bullies, Principals, and Parents

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2015

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This is the most important question for every institution: “Who’s in charge here?” The second question is this: “To whom do I report?” Then there is this question: “What are the rules?” Then this: What happens if I either obey or disobey?” Finally, this: “Does this outfit have a future?” To understand how these questions […]

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Before Committing to a Reform Movement, Ask These Questions

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2015

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In every society, there are always great evils. Wherever there are great evils, we had better hope that there are individuals, organizations, and coalition movements. There had better be people who are willing to commit their lives to the eradication of the evil. Nevertheless, the old political rule always holds: You can’t beat something with […]

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Mises on Robotics

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2015

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Ludwig von Mises was a defender of the concept of the division of labor. He rested his entire social philosophy on this concept. This included his doctrines of social peace, market processes, monetary calculation, and private property. He always returned to this theme: the division of labor. This idea of the division of central to […]

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The Rhetoric of Lost Causes

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2015

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One of the problems with any revolution is this: if you lose it, the survivors learn to live — and then prosper — under the victors’ rule. This always happens. After the surrender, the survivors make peace, not just militarily, but also socially and ideologically. This is why the rhetoric of revolution looks silly in […]

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A Defender of Hitler Attacks Me on Tariffs

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2015

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Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations (1776) was written to refute mercantilism’s economics of regulated foreign trade. Still, we find conservatives who say they favor the free market, yet who adopt the arguments of mercantilism. These people cannot think straight. I mean this literally. They cannot follow economic logic. It befuddles them. They resent those who […]

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Christian Economics in One Lesson: Chapter 12

Written by Gary North on June 20, 2015

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The Drive for Exports And the LORD spake unto me, saying, Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward. And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good […]

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