Free Markets: Cheaper Goods, Greater Wealth, Better Jobs

Written by Gary North on September 12, 2014

What is the future of manufacturing? To begin to assess the answer, let us look at a chart of manufacturing throughout the world. This is not just the United States; this is Western Europe, Japan, and the whole world. As you can see, the percentage contribution of manufacturing to total economic production has declined steadily […]

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President Obama Announces Operation Enduring Burden

Written by Gary North on September 11, 2014

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On the evening of September 10, President Obama delivered a speech on ISIL, as he calls it, which everyone else calls ISIS. Here is his problem. ISIS stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. ISIL stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Hardly any American knows what the Levant is. It’s the […]

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The Futility of Ideological Spam

Written by Gary North on September 11, 2014

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Every day, I get spam in my mailbox. I don’t really mind the spam in Chinese. Or the spam in Spanish. Or the spam in French. Or even the spam in Russian. I just blip it. I don’t know why somebody sent it to me, but I don’t care one way or the other. I […]

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100 Tiny Radios on a Chip. Then 1,000, 10,000, 100,000.

Posted on September 11, 2014

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A Stanford engineering team has built a radio the size of an ant, a device so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna – no batteries required. Designed to compute, execute and relay commands, this tiny wireless chip costs pennies […]

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Backlash Against Michelle Obama’s Public Schools’ Menu

Written by Gary North on September 9, 2014

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Prior to Eleanor Roosevelt, no first lady was a public figure. The term “first lady” was not capitalized. First ladies stayed in the background. Eleanor Roosevelt became the first full-time First Lady nag, both for her husband and for the nation. Her husband ignored her, but liberal Democrats kept her on a pedestal long after […]

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“Fix Bayonets!” The Feds Gave 12,000 Bayonets to Local Police Departments. Why?

Written by Gary North on September 9, 2014

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National Public Radio did something very useful recently. It investigated who got what in the U.S. government’s program to give military equipment to local police departments. This initial list raised more questions than it answered. The main question is this: “Why? 79,288 assault rifles 205 grenade launchers 11,959 bayonets 3,972 combat knives $124 million worth […]

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