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Detroit: Resurrection Through Bankruptcy

Written by Gary North on November 27, 2013

Warren Buffett came to a meeting of Detroit’s leaders. So did Lloyd Blankenfein of Goldman Sachs. It was time for cheerleading. Buffett pointed to the recovery of the American auto industry as the model. “Look what happened.” How did it happen? He failed to mention these factors: (1) federal government bailout money, (2) violation of […]

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Invisible Crack Houses

Written by Gary North on November 18, 2013

In every American city, there are crack houses. Addicts know where they are. That is why crack houses make money. The police seem not to know where these crack houses are. That is why crack houses make money. How is it that the crackheads know where the crack houses are, but the police do not? […]

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The Poverty and Injustice Bible

Posted on November 4, 2013

by Gary DeMar The liberal folks at Sojourners have put together a Poverty and Justice Bible that’s being published by World Vision and Bible Society: “The publishers of the Poverty and Justice Bible went looking and highlighted almost 3,000 verses in the scriptures to show that God has something to say about injustice and oppression. […]

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Secession and County Rights

Written by Gary North on October 11, 2013

Pat Buchanan has written a useful summary article on secession movements in the United States. They are county-based movements. They are being organized by people who are fed up with centralization at the state level. Some analysts on the Left also see it coming, as this article indicates. The author sees this secession as functional. […]

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What If Younger Americans Skip Coverage by ObamaCare?

Written by Gary North on October 7, 2013

ObamaCare is structured to force younger healthy workers to pay for older, sicker Americans. The old will sign up. Those with existing conditions will sign up. But younger workers may decide to skip it, pay a small tax, and live with no coverage. Rates on younger workers are likely to triple. Millions of Americans will […]

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California Under the Democrats: Massive Poverty

Written by Gary North on October 7, 2013

California’s poverty rate is now 24%. Nationally, it is 16%. This places California close to the bottom: #47. One-third of the welfare recipients in the United States live in California. As for inequality, there is no state more unequal in terms of wealth distribution. Silicon Valley is rich. Most of the state is not. Joel […]

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ObamaCare Premium Increases: 99% Higher for Men, 62% Higher for Younger Women

Written by Gary North on October 2, 2013

Here is the government’s promise, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Premiums before tax credits will be more than 16 percent lower than projected premiums after tax credits Tax credits will make premiums even more affordable for individuals and families. Here is reality, according to Forbes. Based on a Manhattan Institute analysis […]

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ObamaCare Begins. Call It Amazing.

Written by Gary North on October 1, 2013

Like rats in a maze, millions of Americans without health care insurance are going to get it.  But only if they can get through the maze. It’s like anything else run by the federal government. Those who want the benefit must fill out forms. Lots of forms. Complex forms. Those who think this will be […]

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