The Wealth of Nations

Written by Gary North on April 16, 2016

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Now these are the commandmets, the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and […]

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Elijah’s Job

Written by Gary North on April 16, 2016

And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God or Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Get thee hence, and turn thee […]

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Video: Ghost Car. Where Did It Come From?

Written by Gary North on April 9, 2016

All right, all you Newtonians. Watch the video. Watch the car come out of nowhere. Watch it get hit. Watch the other drivers keep driving. Hit and run? Is it legal to drive away from the scene of an auto accident with a car that came out of nowhere? Explain this to yourself. If you […]

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Economic Inequality Is Not Increasing. Propaganda Is.

Written by Gary North on April 9, 2016

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It never ends. We are besieged by articles on today’s increasing economic inequality. These articles have three things in common: 1. Each one has a favorite explanation/boogeyman. 2. Each one calls for political reforms to make things more equal. 3. Each one fails to mention Pareto’s 20/80 law. Here is the main problem with these […]

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Stock Market: A Volcano to Avoid

Posted on April 9, 2016

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By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Be very careful. The US economic expansion is long in the tooth and starting to hit the time-honoured constraints that mark the last phase of the business cycle. Wall Street equities are more stretched by a host of measures than they were at the peak of sub-prime bubble just before the Lehman […]

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On Dealing With Giants and Pygmies

Written by Gary North on April 9, 2016

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Robert Nisbet once told this story to a group of grad students. I do not recall if the story was first hand or second hand. A professor was sitting at a table in the student center. Around him were graduate students, hanging on his every word. At another table, a colleague remarked: “There is a […]

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Cracking Netflix’s Category Codes

Written by Gary North on April 9, 2016

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I read that Netflix has 76,000 codes of kinds of movies. Is this possible? Really? You don’t have time to find most of these categories. Neither do I. So, Netflix shows us only those few categories that its algorithm thinks we would like to view. But there are others that we might want to view. […]

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