The Entrepreneurial Function

Written by Gary North on December 19, 2015

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And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do…This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh (Gen. 41:25, 28). Joseph had demonstrated his administrative competence to Potiphar, captain of the guard, […]

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Who Should Certify Competence?

Written by Gary North on December 19, 2015

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Back in 1971, I was interviewed for a teaching position at an obscure Michigan college, one which was officially Christian but which survived only because of the state scholarship program that funneled several hundred nonsectarian, often secular students onto the campus. I had sent the dean my vita, and he hastened to tell me that […]

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The Growth of Human Capital

Written by Gary North on December 19, 2015

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And he [God] brought him [Abram] forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness (Gen. 1 5:5-6). The word of […]

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The New Testament’s Tithe

Posted on December 19, 2015

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By James Jordan In 1979, Ross House Books (P. O. Box 67, Vailecito, CA 95251) brought out a book by R. J. Rushdoony and E. A. Powell entitled Tithing and Dominion. This fine book abounds in useful and penetrating insights, and well sets forth one particular viewpoint regarding the tithe in Scripture. During the last […]

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Private Property Rights

Written by Gary North on December 12, 2015

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Thou shalt not steal (Ex. 20:15). God, as the Creator, possesses absolute sovereignty over every aspect of the creation, including property. God is the owner of the world (Ps. 50:10-12). Christ’s parable of the talents presents the sovereignty of God in terms of the analogy of a loan from a lord to his servants. They […]

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Political Masochism

Written by Gary North on December 12, 2015

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“There are two kinds of income recipients in the world,” H. L. Mencken once quipped, “people who work for a living, and people who vote for a living.” It’s a good line. I wish I’d said it. Yet the grim reality of contemporary political life is that it really is not that significant when the […]

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The Cultural Mandate

Written by Gary North on December 12, 2015

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“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Gen. 1:28). Inescapably, the first […]

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Freedom, Productivity, and Progress

Posted on December 12, 2015

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By Edward Coleson Emerson once remarked that if a man made a better mousetrap the world would beat a path to his door, but he neglected to mention what some of the folks would do when they got there. It is to be expected that the Amalgamated Mice of America would mouse-cott the new arrangement, […]

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Separation and Dominion

Written by Gary North on December 12, 2015

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But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast that you may know how the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel (Ex. 11:7). Basic to many of the ancient cultures was the distinction between “the people,” the group to which a […]

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