Gary McGath

GMcGath@thefreemanonline.org

Gary McGath is a freelance software engineer living in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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People Over Profits?

A family feud in a grocery chain reveals a vital lesson in business and life

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 by GARY MCGATH

When a family feud breaks out in a New England grocery chain, lessons abound in terms of the relative importance of people and profits.

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The Dawn of the Surveillance State

America has been spying on its citizens for a hundred years

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 by GARY MCGATH

We think of mass surveillance as a product of modern technology. But large-scale spying on Americans got its start in 1917, when the United States entered World War I.

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SEPTEMBER 01, 2003 by GARY MCGATH

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Dot-Kids R US

Can a Top-Level Domain Protect Kids Online?

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Spam, Spam, Spam, and Spam

Spam Is No Justification for New Regulations

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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