No Access! Old Browsers Are Almost Defunct

Written by Gary North on November 7, 2015

Earlier this year, Web technicians determined that a common way to securely transmit data through websites wasn’t as secure as once thought. These methods (SSL 2.0, 3.0 and TLS 1.0) were commonly used throughout the Internet. Today’s secure sites are now blocking access to browsers that use these older methods. Browsers that are still set […]

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Get Even. Get Gigs. “United Breaks Guitars”

Written by Gary North on November 7, 2015

In 2008, Dave Carroll, a little-known Canadian singer, flew on United Airlines. United’s baggage crew broke his guitar, and then the corporate suits stonewalled him for nine months on giving him $1,200 in travel vouchers. Vouchers are “soft money.” They cost the airline almost nothing. So, he wrote a song and recorded it for almost […]

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Media Black-Out: Ben Carson

Written by Gary North on October 31, 2015

Ben Carson leads Trump in the Iowa polls. Here is how U.S. News & World Report covers this story. This is a click-through advertisement on this page. It takes you to this page. In 1952, a novel by a black ex-Communist appeared: Invisible Man. The author was Ralph Ellison. It won the National Book Award […]

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Apprenticeship and Home Schooling

Written by Gary North on October 31, 2015

Formal classroom education has been substituted for apprenticeship programs for at least a century. Decade by decade, the state gains greater control over the minds of students by requiring long hours of classroom instruction. This instruction is compulsory. In most states, the school has to grant a license to any student who works after school. […]

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Video: What “Free” TV Really Costs

Written by Gary North on October 31, 2015

TV viewing time is not free. It is expensive. I teach a course, “Introduction to Business,” for the Ron Paul Curriculum. One of the most important aspects of this course is to teach teenagers the power of reinvested profits in a personally owned home business. To teach this, I use a financial calculator posted on […]

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Teaching Teenagers About the Time-Money Trade-Off

Written by Gary North on October 31, 2015

In the Ron Paul Curriculum, there is a course on personal finance. It is taught by Dr. Timothy Terrell, who teaches economics at Wofford College. In a course that I teach on studying, which I call the Academic Bootcamp Course (ABC), I teach techniques that speed up the students’ ability to master material. I constantly […]

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Video: Bridge Girder Machine

Written by Gary North on October 31, 2015

This is an amazing video. Over three million people have seen it. Notice that there are a dozen workers on the bridge. There may not be as many as there would have been, had the machine not been invented, but there are still employees. They are skilled employees. Message: don’t be John Henry.

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Are You a Burned-Out Pastor?

Written by Gary North on October 31, 2015

Have you reached rock bottom? Are you ready to quit the ministry? Do you feel burned out? Burned-out pastors are a dime a dozen. There is a book on this: Pastors at Greater Risk. Maybe you should read it. But knowing you are not alone is not a solution to your problem. Other than quitting […]

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Economic Inequality: Jesus vs. Rev. Jim Wallis

Written by Gary North on October 24, 2015

Economist Vilfredo Pareto announced a discovery in 1897: about 20% of the families in Italy owned 80% of the land. He went on to study the distribution of wealth in other Western European nations. The same distribution held true. Subsequent studies of national economies have revealed the same distribution, no matter what their politics are. […]

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