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Lifetime Unemployment Dole: A Truly Silly Idea

Written by Gary North on November 12, 2016

Elon Musk is a visionary. He thinks he will build a spaceship to take rich people to Mars, and make a profit. He also thinks he will produce an electric car he can sell at a profit. Along with these visions, he has a vision for a universal federal welfare scheme that will pay the […]

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Church Deacons vs. the Welfare State

Written by Gary North on July 23, 2016

When those of us who reject the idea of the welfare state make our case against state-funded wealth-redistribution, someone will say: “What are you doing to help the poor?” It’s a legitimate question, even if asked rhetorically? Why? Because you can’t beat something with nothing. There will come a day when the welfare state will […]

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Free Money from the Robots!

Written by Gary North on June 4, 2016

Here is a headline: This AI expert says that a robot economy will force us to give people unconditional free money. The article is in Business Insider. In the future, giving people unconditional free money might be the fairest way to deal with a robot-powered economy. At least, that’s what data scientist and artificial intelligence […]

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When a Christian Welfare Statist Defects to Semi-Liberty

Written by Gary North on April 23, 2016

We are all familiar with the student who goes off to college and comes home alter the first year spouting liberal nonsense that he learned in the classroom. This phenomenon has been around since the days of classical Greece. Aristophanes wrote a comedy about such a youth: Clouds. A young man goes off to Socrates’ […]

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Bankruptcy and Revolution

Written by Gary North on January 23, 2016

I wrote this after my trip to New Zealand in 1986. While I was there, the Chernobyl disaster took place in the USSR. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth (Ps. […]

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The Bible vs. Ron Sider’s Liberation Theology

Posted on December 26, 2015

By John Robbins In 1974 Creation House, a publishing firm located in the heartland of American neo-evangelicalism, released The Chicago Declaration, edited by Ronald J. Sider. The book recounted the proceedings and conclusions of the Thanksgiving Workshop on Evangelicals and Social Concern held during Thanksgiving 1973 “while the rest of American Protestantism was enjoying the […]

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Political Masochism

Written by Gary North on December 12, 2015

“There are two kinds of income recipients in the world,” H. L. Mencken once quipped, “people who work for a living, and people who vote for a living.” It’s a good line. I wish I’d said it. Yet the grim reality of contemporary political life is that it really is not that significant when the […]

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Socialism Is Dead. Mises Was Right.

Written by Gary North on December 5, 2015

The twentieth century has witnessed the beginning, development, and end of the most tragic experiment in human history: socialism. The experiment resulted in tremendous human losses, destruction of potentially rich economies, and colossal ecological disasters. The experiment has ended, but the devastation will affect the lives and health of generations to come. The real tragedy […]

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