“Getting the Balance Right”

Thoughts on a free market economy….

“Getting the Right Balance”

By Phyllis Hunsinger

October 1, 2015

“There is so much at stake in getting the balance right between government regulation and marketplace freedom—and yet our educational system increasingly fails to teach our young people the fundamental workings of the free enterprise system, the system of checks and balances that restrains government from abusing its power, and the crucial role of competition and capital formation to keep our economy healthy.”  These are the words of John S. Hendricks, the founder …

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Financial Literacy

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy….


“Financial Literacy”

By Phyllis Hunsinger

May 23, 2015


In December, 2009, the Colorado State Board of Education adopted revised content standards that included integration of Personal Financial Literacy standards within both the economics and mathematics content areas.  The Colorado State Board of Education stated their goal is to help students achieve a level of financial literacy and to help them become financially capable consumers.


Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world and includes the set of skills and …

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Charity vs. Confiscation

Thoughts on a free market economy…
“Charity vs. Confiscation”
By Phyllis Hunsinger
December 13, 2014

Christmas is the season for giving. Look around to observe all manner of charitable actions being made by people not only during Thanksgiving and Christmas, but also throughout the year. The American people enjoy the reputation around the world of being a charitable citizenry. Whatever the need: from homelessness to hurricanes, tsunamis, fires, accidents; wherever the need: from the United States to foreign lands, the Americans generously send money, food, and …

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