Christmas and Economics

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy…

“Christmas and Economics”
By Phyllis Hunsinger
December 1, 2016

The celebration of Christmas in America is an interesting journey. In the 1600’s, the Puritans were not allowed to exchange gifts, light a candle, or sing Christmas carols. Dutch Immigrants during the 17th century brought with them the legend of Sinter Klaas. And in 1773 Santa first appeared in the media as St. A Claus. Christmas was so inconsequential in early America that after the Revolutionary War, Congress decided to hold its first …

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The Importance of Economic and Social Mobility

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy…
“The Importance of Economic and Social Mobility”
By Phyllis Hunsinger
Nov. 1, 2016

The history of America is replete with stories of individual achievement. Immigrants from all over the world, many empty-handed when they arrived, had opportunities in America to better their standard of living. People who were not born into wealthy families actually became wealthy, and some individuals who were born into wealthy families lost their wealth.

America was founded on the belief, as stated in the Declaration …

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