The Strange Economics of Voting

Written by Gary North on October 15, 2016

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“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.” This is the famous serenity prayer, authored by Reinhold Niebuhr. It was the closest to theological orthodoxy that Niebuhr ever came. It applies to voting. VOTING AND LOTTERIES Voting is […]

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Rudy Giuliani on How Men Talk

Written by Gary North on October 15, 2016

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Rudy Giuliani is some sort of advisor/counselor/apologist for Trump. They are both in trouble. He told Jake Tapper: “Men, at times, talk like that.” http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/rudy-giuliani-trump-language-229400Tapper said he had never heard anything like this. Neither have I. Trump is 70 years old. I am 74. We are not quite the same generation, but we are close. […]

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Franklin Roosevelt’s Big Bank Bailout: March 6, 1933

Written by Gary North on October 15, 2016

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You grew up on this story: “Franklin Roosevelt saved capitalism from itself.” This is one of the major myths of American history. Here is how we should understand the New Deal: Franklin Roosevelt saved the big bankers from their depositors. To understand the truth, you must understand what is never mentioned in the textbooks. Roosevelt […]

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Training Students to Write Well

Written by Gary North on October 15, 2016

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I want you to read an essay. It was written for my freshman course in English for the Ron Paul Curriculum. The course assigns autobiographies, mostly written by Americans. The students begin writing weekly essays in grade 4. But the RPC added grades 1-5 only last year. So, this student has had at most three […]

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Remembering Wilt Chamberlain

Written by Gary North on October 15, 2016

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Wilt Chamberlain was the greatest American athlete in the second half of the twentieth century. At the University of Kansas, he was a great track & field athlete. The 7’2″ goliath ran a sub 11 second 100 yard dash and also threw the shot put 56 feet. Despite competing and excelling in both sprinting and […]

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Augustine: Young-Earth Creationist

Written by Gary North on October 15, 2016

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Recently, I received an email from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, which in my undergraduate years had a far better name: the Intercollegiate Society of Individualists. The new name is squishy. The email contained a link to an article: “Is Christianity Anti-Science?” by John Zmirak. Publication date: September 30, 2016. Mr. Zmirak wants us to believe […]

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Have You Been Hacked?

Written by Gary North on October 1, 2016

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The breach at Yahoo is said to be huge. Supposedly, 500 million names/emails were stolen. My first response: How is it possible that Yahoo has been so unprofitable? Any outfit with 500 million names ought to be very profitable. Verizon just paid $4.8 billion for Yahoo. They did not know about the stolen emails. Oops. […]

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Germany’s Banking Crisis Accelerates

Written by Gary North on October 1, 2016

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I think there will be a government bailout of Deutsche Bank this year. Commerzbank may be in equally bad shape. Its shares are sliding. If Germany’s government must intervene, then European depositors will ask themselves: Which banks are safe? They can deposit euros in banks in every nation in the eurozone. But which banks? Which […]

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The Revolutions Were

Written by Gary North on October 1, 2016

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“There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom.” — Garet Garrett, The Revolution Was (1938) There have […]

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