Muslim Congressman Wants a Tax-Funded Islamic School System

Written by Gary North on July 9, 2012

Here is a unique proposed reform of the public schools. They should be governed by the Koran. When one group of taxpayers is compelled by law to pay for schools run by people with rival views, there will be political conflict. When those schools are then made compulsory, unless parents pay for their children’s education […]

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You Pay to Be Manipulated: Ad Budgets in Washington

Written by Gary North on March 20, 2012

Bureaucrats in Washington think they have a good use for taxpayer funds. They use the money to promote their services. After all, the government gives away free money. How can people find out about everything that bureaucrats do to make people’s lives better? The answer is clear: advertising. Advertising costs money. But money is no […]

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Why Gun Controls Don’t Work As Officially Promoted

Written by Gary North on February 8, 2012

We know this, but it’s nice to see a newspaper editor admit it. Criminals don’t buy their guns in stores Mark Sprowl [“How many guns are enough?”] cited the recent slaying of a Hanover teen by another teen as a case against the repeal of Virginia’s one-gun-a-month law. In our state, one cannot purchase a […]

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The #1 Government Expense in the 20th Century

Written by Gary North on December 22, 2011

When we think of the cost of government, we think “taxes.” The better-informed person adds “regulations.” The very well-informed person adds “recession and inflation.” This is chump change. The heaviest costs are war and genocide. When governments kill legally innocent people by the millions, they destroy productivity. Nothing matches this destruction of value. The 20th […]

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Fat Cats in Congress: How the 1% Are Doing

Written by Gary North on December 19, 2011

Congress is filled with millionaires. A recent graphic indicates how many members have a net worth over $1 million. It pays to be in Congress. Being rich in Congress is not incongruous. (Sorry. I could not resist.) But rich politicians have long voted for higher taxes and lots of Federal controls. They do so well […]

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