Liberty, USA: From #3 to #18 Worldwide, 2000 to 2010

Written by Gary North on October 1, 2012

How the mighty have fallen. The Canadian think tank, the Fraser Institute, rates nations each year in terms of liberty. It is a useful service. Here is the grim news from the 2012 report. The United States, long considered the standard bearer for economic freedom among large industrial nations, has experienced a substantial decline in […]

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Nevada Photographer Roughed Up by Sheriff’s Deputies

Written by Gary North on June 22, 2012

Law-enforcement agencies need reminders from time to time that voters are in charge. Elected sheriffs are not. The first step in reclaiming the United States is to elect a sheriff who knows the good guys from the bad guys. He must also be smart enough to understand this rule: don’t beat up employees of the […]

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The TSA Meets “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

Written by Gary North on May 11, 2012

Every bureaucacy wastes money. If it can spend money, it will. It doesn’t matter much on what. The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) has bought screening machines. It stores them in warehouses. It paid $184 million. There are two ways of looking at this. One way is to say “let’s get them installed.” The other wa […]

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The Nanny State and the Anti-Twinkie Fascists

Written by Gary North on March 9, 2012

Jeffrey Tucker reviews a new book on the nanny state. The nanny state is the security-promising bureaucracy that treats citizens as children. The phrase “nanny state” captures the spirit of this push to regulate our consumption in all areas of life. But the phrase misses the mark when it comes to the methods themselves. Nannies […]

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Why Don’t We End the Fed?

Written by Gary North on January 27, 2012

Answer: because we are not in charge. My old friend Jeff Tucker has written a dynamite article on ending the Federal Reserve. It’s in a newsletter called Whiskey and Gunpowder, which publishes dynamite articles. He is happy that a public debate over the FED is in progress. But he wonders why there is any debate […]

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