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Liberty’s Greatest Enemy Today

Written by Gary North on February 6, 2016

I am a conservative. I am a conservative by way of three phenomena that have linked together American conservatives since about 1920: (1) anti-Communism; (2) free market economics; (3) conservative social theory. I regard the most important world figure of the 20th century as Vladimir Lenin. Had it not been for the assassination of the […]

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The Morals and Economics of Labor Unions

Posted on February 6, 2016

By Rev. Francis Mahaffy The Ten Commandments given by Moses many centuries ago reveal the divine rule that covers man’s relation to his God, to his fellow man, and to the things of God’s creation. Ballvè has defined economics as “The study of human action directed toward the satisfaction of wants by the exercise of […]

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Video: Turning Mediocre into Terrific for an Extra $5

Written by Gary North on January 23, 2016

George Orwell was correct in 1946 when he wrote the following: “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” I would add this insight: “If you don’t know what you’re doing, ask for help.” The problem is: the vast majority of people don’t know that they don’t know what they’re […]

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Crushing the Serpent’s Statistical Head

Written by Gary North on January 23, 2016

There is no doubt that one of the characteristic features of the modern age is the lust for statistics. The business pages of our daily newspapers feature graphs, charts, and columns of figures. Investors wait breathlessly to obtain official word concerning the money supply, economic growth, interest rates, and on and on. To receive advance […]

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Why I Was Inoculated Against Powerball Fever

Written by Gary North on January 16, 2016

As a matter of principle, I do not gamble. There is a theological reason for this. It is the doctrine of the sovereignty of God. Calvinists have opposed gambling for centuries. Gambling assumes that God is not sovereign; rather, either chance is sovereign or the law of large numbers is sovereign. Neither is sovereign. So, […]

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Whistleblowers as Heroes, Not Traitors

Posted on October 17, 2015

By John Kiriakou What is it about whistleblowers that the powers that be can’t stand? When I blew the whistle on the CIA’s illegal torture program, I was derided in many quarters as a traitor. My detractors in the government attacked me for violating my secrecy agreement, even as they ignored the oath we’d all […]

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We’re Wealthier Than the Government Says

Written by Gary North on September 12, 2015

Most economic statistics don’t lie, but they mislead. The statistics produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics are pretty good, according to prevailing economic theory and statistical theory, but they are misleading to a fault. This is not because the government rigs the statistics. It is because objective statistics cannot deal effectively with subjective value. […]

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Move One Lane to the Left, or Get Arrested

Written by Gary North on August 29, 2015

Jeffrey Tucker was arrested recently for failing to move over one lane to the left when a police car was parked on the right-hand side of the road, lights flashing. It was a “move over” trap — the updated version of a speed trap. You roll by, and the money rolls in. You had better […]

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