Tag Archives: Gary North

We find it difficult to see what is under our noses

Gary North argues that the exponentially falling cost of data will eliminate many government regulatory controls. George Orwell was correct: we find it difficult to see what is under our noses. let me briefly mention what has been under my … Continue reading

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No idea for old men

What is true of mistaken scientific theories and Keynesian economics is also true of the management accreditation cartel and those who defend it: “People adopt systems for reasons other than intellectual consistency. They do this as young men, while they … Continue reading

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How intellectual guilds operate

“They adopt a three-phase position on a controversial new idea. The story isn’t true. The story is true, but so what? We always knew it was true.” The controversial idea behind this blog is isn’t so new.  But ISO laboratory accreditation as … Continue reading

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Consumers buy the cheapest good that will give them the value they expect

Have you ever heard someone insisting on having an accredited phone, car or washing liquid?  No?  Gary North explains, “Let me tell you who else does not care about America in general: individual Americans. How do I know this? Because they … Continue reading

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Pension? Too late!

We know that ISO accreditation eventually becomes a comfort blanket to many employees.  Like the victims of kidnappers, they may come to sympathise with their captors and defend them. This article investigates the psychology of Ponzi schemes – such as … Continue reading

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Corporatisation, education, accreditation, and power

In this essay, The Crucial Pillar of the New World Order, Gary North provides an excellent summary of the historical power struggle between freedom and bureaucracy. The theme is controlling the populace by steering educational accreditation.  It does not extend to accreditation of ISO … Continue reading

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Rebooting management?

“A programmer can re-program a computer. No one can reprogram a society. Those who try are first called revolutionaries, then tyrants, and finally failures.” Americans promulgated the MBA-style management errors measuring everything against profit. Britons countered with command-and-control policies and … Continue reading

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What I learned from Steve Jobs

Guy Kawasaki has written What I learned from Steve Jobs and it is discussed at MacDailyNews. “The top 12 lessons I learned from Steve Jobs: 1. Experts are clueless 2. Customers cannot tell you what they need 3. Jump to … Continue reading

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An imposed factitious disorder

The presumption of professional incompetence is central to accreditation.  Likewise, it is at the heart of government policy regarding professions outside the Civil Service, politicians and banksters. It is driven in part by the desire of regulators to be seen to be Doing Something to control … Continue reading

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The Bribery Act 2010

ISO 17025 requires a statement in the Quality Manual that staff will not participate in bribery and corruption.   This sounds good to me but not everyone agrees it’s so simple.  In fact most of the world’s population probably thinks otherwise. … Continue reading

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