Why America is NOT Going Totalitarian

Written by Gary North on October 6, 2014

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We say that individuals are responsible for their actions. Libertarianism teaches this. Christianity teaches this. There is no plea bargaining on judgment day. There are no corporate defenses. “The devil made me do it” will not hold up in that court. We should explain economics in terms of individuals’ decisions. We should also explain politics […]

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Ebola-Free Hospitals Are Killers

Posted on October 6, 2014

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A 2013 review of studies in the Journal of Patient Safety suggested medical errors cause somewhere between 210,000 and 400,000 deaths each year in the U.S. In a landmark report (PDF) 15 years ago, the Institute of Medicine put the number between 44,000 and 98,000. Even the lower estimate would mean medical errors kill more […]

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Drudge, Ebola, and the Tipping Point

Written by Gary North on October 4, 2014

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Drudge knows how to attract viewers. He know what stories are read. He then uses related stories on the top left of his site. Here is October 4’s list. The government keeps issuing assurances: there is no threat.  Its problem is obvious: people know that officials lie. The more likely that bad news will create […]

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Mauldin’s Clearing House

Written by Gary North on October 4, 2014

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Recently, I had some fun with John Mauldin’s 65th birthday. I kidded his strategy. Mauldin is famous in the financial publishing industry for his pioneering strategy of publishing articles by some of the nation’s most astute financial commentators in his weekly newsletter. Then, a year later, when some columnist’s warning comes true, investors around the […]

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Dissecting the Employment Numbers

Posted on October 4, 2014

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By David Stockman The September establishment survey showed a 248k job gain, but that was the seasonally maladjusted, preliminarily guesstimated version which will be revised in October and November, and then re-benchmarked several more times in the coming years. So let’s take a pass on the enthusiasm with respect to this fleeting monthly delta and consider a couple […]

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76 Million Americans Hacked Through J. P. Morgan Chase

Written by Gary North on October 3, 2014

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It was Matt Drudge’s lead story yesterday. It was the lead story on Google News this morning. Hackers got the records of 76 million Americans: names, addresses, phone numbers. Also stolen were the data on seven million businesses. The bank never admitted this to the public. It merely reported it in a mandatory filing with […]

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Airborne Ebola: UN Ebola Expert Says It’s Possible

Written by Gary North on October 3, 2014

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We read this in a British newspaper. The longer the Ebola epidemic continues infecting people unabated, the higher the chances it will mutate and become airborne, the UN’s Ebola response chief has warned. Anthony Banbury, the Secretary General’s Special Representative, has said there is a ‘nightmare’ prospect the deadly disease will become airborne if it […]

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John Mauldin, Financial Columnist, Turns 65, Enters Anecdotage

Posted on October 3, 2014

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(Dallas) — Financial columnist John Mauldin is 65 today. “This is hard to believe,” said James Grant, the noted specialist on interest rates and bow ties. “He has been around so long, I thought he was at least 70.” Mauldin is famous in the financial publishing industry for his pioneering strategy of publishing articles by […]

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Ghost Gunner: 3-D Home Gun-Making Machine

Written by Gary North on October 2, 2014

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It’s here: a $2,000 machine that lets you crank out the core component of a semi-automatic rifle. It’s called the Ghost Gunner. (This is far less controversial than the Brady Bunch.) And, no, there is no stamped number. There is no paperwork required. You don’t have to register the machine with the BATF. We can […]

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