How Capitalism Saved Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! As a history enthusiast, I would like to recall the history of the Plymouth colony’s survival in the new world of North America. Let me first recant the true story of Plymouth, Massachusetts in the 1620’s as written by then Governor William Bradford in Of Plymouth Plantation. After the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth in 1620, they enjoyed their first harvest of corn in 1621 and had a feast at that time to celebrate the occasion. Today, we remember this event as Thanksgiving Da...
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Capitalism in a Nut Shell

There is a real way a capitalist looks at a situation verses a socialist doing the same. This simple example sums up why many socialist's hearts are sometimes in the right place but their minds fall well short of reality: A socialist looking at a Corvette turned to his capitalist friend who owned the magnificent automobile and said, "I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost you?" The capitalist replied, "I am not sure. It fed a lot of families in Bowlin...
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How Capitalism Saved Thanksgiving

A recent event made me recall the history of the Plymouth colony’s survival in the new world of North America. Let me first recant the true story of Plymouth, Massachusetts in the 1620’s as written by then Governor William Bradford in Of Plymouth Plantation. After the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth in 1620, they enjoyed their first harvest of corn in 1621 and had a feast at that time to celebrate the occasion. Today, we remember this event as Thanksgiving Day. However, that is where the story en...
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Why Capitalism is Necessary- Milton Friedman

Many condemn Capitalism or chastise its outcomes. Many say that Capitalism is synonymous with greed, inequality and evil. In fact, this message that been parroted across the media and trumpeted from the White House ad nauseam over the past few years.  What is so ironic is that despite America's success as a world power, the very means that got us there is now being demonized. Compare the standard of living in any Capitalistic society to other non-Capitalistic run governments. The difference i...
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