What’s RIGHT With the Euro

Written by Gary North on October 11, 2014


You read that right. Right. I think like an economist. The economist always thinks in terms of alternatives. The economist’s mindset was expressed clearly by the late comedian, Henny Youngman. “How’s your wife?” “Compared to what?” One of the most common complaints against the eurozone is this one: “The eurozone is a central currency, but […]

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School Vouchers: The Double Tax

Written by Gary North on October 10, 2014


“All State education is a sort of dynamo machine for polarizing the popular mind; for turning and holding its lines of force in the direction supposed to be most effective for State purposes.” Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams (1907) We are continually bombarded by newspaper and magazine headlines informing us of the continuing […]

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Bitcoins: $367, Down from $1,146

Written by Gary North on October 10, 2014


This is not a good sign. Bitcoins are not money. Ludwig von Mises defined money as “the most marketable commodity.” Bitcoins are a barely marketable non-commodity. Bitcoins transactions are recorded at your bank as soon as you sell them or buy them. Privacy? Only while you are holding them in your virtual bank account. Too […]

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Experimental Alzheimer’s Treatment Reverses the Disease

Posted on October 10, 2014


Alzheimer’s disease was officially recognized a hundred years ago, but there’s still no effective treatment for it. Now researchers at UCLA say they’ve developed a program that shows for the first time memory loss being reversed. It’s not a drug; it’s not a procedure; it is a novel, comprehensive and personal approach to treating memory […]

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The Effects of Student Loan Debt

Written by Gary North on October 9, 2014

A student whose parents have looked out for him — and for themselves — can earn a B.A., degree at an accredited university for under $15,000, usually by age 20, but in some cases by age 18. The man who supervises the daily mailing of this report received his B.A. in the month he turned […]

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