Milton Friedman vs. Private Property

Written by Gary North on March 18, 2017

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This story deserves to be better known. One of the foundations of Western liberty is the defense of private property against invaders. This principle goes back to the Mosaic law. If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man’s field; […]

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Ryan: “Pass ObamaCare Lite . . . Or Else!”

Written by Gary North on March 18, 2017

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Paul Ryan, whose commitment to Ayn Rand’s philosophy of limited government is every bit as firm as Alan Greenspan’s was, has announced the following: “If We Don’t Pass My Bill, ‘The System Is Going to Collapse.’” Casting his ObamaCare replacement bill as the only chance to save America from a complete health-care collapse, Speaker Paul […]

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Chinese Hotel: 6 Days to Build

Written by Gary North on March 11, 2017

I liked this video. Now watch this. Pay attention to how few workers are visible in any stage of production. The construction company announced in 2010 that it would do it in 2016. It did. There is no way that these techniques will not be adopted all over the world. Nobody is going to give […]

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Why the Government Sells Us Out When It Negotiates Tariffs

Written by Gary North on March 11, 2017

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A common cliché of protectionism is this one: the United States government needs to negotiate better deals for American companies. It is time to call a spade a spade. This is fascism. Fascism is the economics of a government-business alliance. There should be no government-business alliance. The government should not be involved in business. Whenever […]

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“We Demand Subsidized Housing! We Deserve It!”

Written by Gary North on March 11, 2017

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High school dropouts with no jobs or else minimum-wage jobs cannot afford to buy housing. They have no money for down payments. They have rotten credit scores. They don’t pay their bills on time. So, they must rent in shabby neighborhoods. They have to live next door to people just like them. They resent this. […]

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Safe, Pleasant Retirement

Written by Gary North on March 11, 2017

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Where to retire? Do you want safety? Do you want a pleasant environment? Do you want lots of free services? Do you want to be around younger people with a future rather than geezers with fading memories of the good old days? Retire close to a college. There, unreality reigns supreme. For details, click the […]

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Leaks Are Good for Liberty

Written by Gary North on March 4, 2017

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The White House is leaking like a sieve. Why should conservatives worry about this? The federal government does everything it can to increase the secrecy of its operations. It invades our privacy, but it whines when any of the rest of us invade the privacy of government bureaucrats. I am all in favor of WikiLeaks. […]

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Trump’s Discriminatory Taxes on the Middle Class

Written by Gary North on March 4, 2017

Trump says he wants higher tariffs. I hope Congress refuses to cooperate. Here’s why. Whenever the government intervenes, there are winners and losers. Follow the money. A popular slogan in favor of tariffs is this one: “Tariffs protect Americans.” It is an accurate slogan. The question is: “Which Americans are protected?” Another question is: “Who […]

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America’s Economy: Still #1

Written by Gary North on March 4, 2017

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Take a look at this chart of the wealth of nations. It was published here This chart indicates just how dominant the United States of America is economically. Whenever you hear about the decline of the United States in terms of productivity, especially manufacturing, please keep in mind this chart. China is catching up in […]

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