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Teen Unemployment In Major U.S. Cities Tops 50%

Posted on June 7, 2014

Old timers often say that the young people in the U.S. today don’t have the work ethic of their predecessors. This may be true, but is this perceived weakness a symptom of a greater problem? Has the opportunity for many young people to find employment diminished, and thus made it harder for them to learn […]

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Phil Robertson and Terry Bradshaw: Together Again

Written by Gary North on June 5, 2014

Phil Robertson quit as starting quarterback at Louisiana Tech. He wanted to hunt. That gave his backup a chance to start: Terry Bradshaw. For years, no one heard about Phil. Millions of people knew about Terry. He made the transition to broadcaster. They kept hearing about him. Today, it’s the other way around. Phil hasn’t […]

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An Artist With Asperger’s

Written by Gary North on March 6, 2014

I begin with two photos. The first is a conventional wedding party photo. The second is not. Needless to say, the second photo got my attention. I like the flower girl in the second photo. She is having none of this jumping. She seems to be saying: “I will not sacrifice my dignity.” I want […]

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Retiring? You Probably Haven’t Thought of This.

Posted on January 24, 2014

When it comes to rolling over retirement accounts, a new government report suggests that job switchers are ignoring what may be their best option: Pouring savings into a new employer’s 401(k). For many investors, the term “rollover” is synonymous with moving money from an employer-sponsored plan like a 401(k) into an individual retirement account. But […]

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Procrastination Kills: The Historian in Dealey Plaza

Written by Gary North on November 22, 2013

William Marina was a fine historian. I wish he had been a better marketer. On November 22, 1963, he took a group of his students to Dealey Plaza to see President Kennedy. As far as anyone knows, he was the only professional historian in the Plaza when the gunshots were fired. He told me he […]

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A Wal-Mart Greeter With Something Extra: “Bam!”

Written by Gary North on April 19, 2013

If you want to stand out from the crowd, you have to offer something special. You have to offer something extra that makes you unique. You have to have a USP: a unique selling proposition. That means that you have to offer a unique service proposition. This man understands the importance of having a USP. […]

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My Secret for Getting Things Done

Written by Gary North on March 12, 2013

I publish a free tip of the week. I have for seven years. People sign up at www.GaryNorth.com. Last Saturday, I sent out this. It was on routines. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * When I wrote my Economic Commentary on […]

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Job vs. Calling in a Lawyer’s Career

Written by Gary North on February 8, 2013

Your job is not your calling. Your job is what you do to put food on the table. Your calling is the most important thing you can do in which you would be most difficult to replace. Here, I apply this distinction to the careers of lawyers. I delivered it at a meeting of the […]

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