Lazy Authors vs. Link Shorteners

Written by Gary North on December 17, 2016

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One of my pet peeves is a full-URL in a footnote in a printed book. The footnote may be 60 characters long. It may be longer. The author is visibly lazy. He did not type in this URL. He used cut and paste to stick it into his manuscript. Yet he expects readers to type […]

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India’s Anti-Cash Modi Liberates the Rest of Us

Written by Gary North on December 10, 2016

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is just another political hack. Like politicians in general, he does not understand economics. He does not understand the law of unanticipated consequences. He does not understand that government is dumb. On November 8, he unilaterally and without warning declared the two highest value paper currency units obsolete: the 500-rupee […]

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My Christian Economics in One Lesson — Hardback

Written by Gary North on December 10, 2016

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This is ad copy from the publisher: Hot off the press: Christian Economics in One Lesson, by Dr. Gary North. Powder Springs, GA: American Vision Press, 2016. Hardback with dust jacket. 241pp. $25.00. On Sale: $20.00. Christian Economics in One Lesson is a biblical reworking of Henry Hazlitt’s classic introduction to economic thought, Economics in […]

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Penny Wise. Time Foolish.

Written by Gary North on December 10, 2016

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The labor theory of value blinded the classical economists, pre-1870. They thought that labor produces value. Then why is a diamond worth so much, even one that someone just happens to see shining in the dirt, which he picks up? Here is economic logic: the expectation of value calls forth the labor and time and […]

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I’ve Been Cheated!

Written by Gary North on December 3, 2016

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Lew Rockwell made it. Ron Paul made it. But I didn’t. You can read about it here. Some unknown lefty outfit compiled a list of 200 websites promoting what it called the Russian party line. Lefty outfits liked outfits that did this back before the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 — 25 years ago. But […]

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Economic Reforms to Make America Great

Written by Gary North on December 3, 2016

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A couple of friends of mine have proposed lists of economic reforms that Trump would be wise to follow. This list is from Joe Salerno. I have known him since 1974. He is a sensible economist. This list is from John Mauldin. He used to be my business manager in the mid-1980’s. He is a […]

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These Bubble Cities Face a Sharp Pin

Posted on December 3, 2016

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By Wolf Richter Now in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, and perhaps a city near you. Averaged out across the US, asking rents for apartments still rose in November on a year-to-date basis, though more slowly than before, with the median asking rent for a one-bedroom up 1.8% and for a two-bedroom […]

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Textbooks: Marks of a Second Rate Homeschool Curriculum

Written by Gary North on December 3, 2016

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The typical homeschool mom has been told this: “Beware of online education. Computers are bad!” This is the sales pitch of homeschool curriculum producers that did not see what the Khan Academy would do to education. They do not know how to respond. They have “bet the farm” on Gutenberg, not video-based education. They are […]

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