Leonard Nemoy and I Went Way Back

Written by Gary North on February 28, 2015

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Leonard Nimoy’s first film was Kid Monk Baroni (1952). Unlike you, I saw it. In a theater. In 1952. I was living in Denver. Every Saturday morning, I went to the movies: the Esquire theater. It cost 25 cents. I had to spend money to ride the bus to get there. I always bought a […]

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The FCC Is Toothless and Feckless

Written by Gary North on February 27, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission is yesterday’s regulatory system. It is bureaucratic. It is slow. Think of it as a dial-up modem. Any time that you read that the FCC is about to take over the Internet, keep things in perspective. Click this: Alternatively, think of the FCC as the Post Office. It can announce new […]

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Deflation? No. Inflation.

Written by Gary North on February 27, 2015

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The media announced that the CPI was down 0.7% in January. Why? Falling oil prices. I pay little attention to the CPI. I watch the Median CPI, which is published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. It is less volatile than the CPI. The Median CPI was up 0.2% in January. Year to year, […]

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Right to Work Law . . . in Wisconsin!

Written by Gary North on February 27, 2015

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How can this be? I grew up hoping to see union power curtailed. I was a big fan of libertarian legal theorist Sylvester Petro, even before I met him at the Foundation for Economic Education in 1971. His books on illegitimate union power in the 1950’s were like oases in the desert. He was John […]

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Hyatt on Evernote: File & Find

Written by Gary North on February 27, 2015

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I have known Michael Hyatt for about 35 years. His new website on mentoring is his best project. He retired from book publishing a few years ago. Now he is getting productive. His article on how he uses Evernote is worth reading. If you have problems finding stuff, start here. Evernote is a free filing […]

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Superbug Kills 29,000 a Year

Written by Gary North on February 27, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped a bombshell Wednesday, releasing a study that said 29,000 deaths were associated with the gut-dwelling super bug Clostridium difficile. The new study concluded that one out of every nine patients aged 65 or older who contracted the bacterium at a medical facility died within 30 days of […]

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The Best States for Beating the Tax Man

Written by Gary North on February 26, 2015

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MarketWatch ran an article on the states that are worst for the common man: “10 states with the worst taxes for average Americans.” The journalist ignored these horrendous tax states: California and New York. It targeted these states as the worst, beginning at the top. Washington Florida Texas South Dakota What do they have in […]

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