Student Loans Back in Mom’s Day vs. Today

Written by Gary North on July 13, 2012

Here is an interesting case study. A woman took out a $5,000 student loan in the late 1960s. That as the equivalent of $35,000 today. She paid it off in three years. Her son is $85,000 in debt. It will take him far more than three years to pay off this debt. Here is a […]

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$15 Trillion for What? The War on Poverty

Written by Gary North on June 28, 2012

Lyndon Johnson in 1965 announced a war on poverty. That became the political umbrella for what has turned out to be $12 trillion (in today’s dollars) down the proverbial drain. Another $3 trillion came from state and local governments. One of the most famous and enduring of Johnson’s programs was food stamps. The program has […]

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NAACP Tells UN That Voter ID Cards Are Anti-Democracy

Written by Gary North on March 16, 2012

The NAACP has taken the case against voter registration cards to the United Nations. What can the UN do about stopping local governments from requiring voter ID cards? Nothing. Then why do this? It’s good publicity. Why does the NAACP oppose voter ID cards? Because the cards are an extra step in the voting process. […]

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