The Case for Economic Education

This article was first printed in the Business Times, August 2021 written by Phyllis Hunsinger. The school bells will ring soon; students will head back to the classrooms. Although certain elements of the curriculum have made headlines during the spring and summer, there has been no mention of the need for economic education. Who needs […]

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“Ouch, The Pain of Inflation”

“Ouch, The Pain of Inflation ” by Phyllis Hunsinger    8/2021                              “If you want to get someone’s attention, hit them in their pocketbook,” is a saying that has been around a long time. Perhaps the truth of this saying may become blatantly obvious as gas prices rise between fill-ups, grocery items cost more each time they […]

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Do Government Programs Solve Problems?

“Do Government Programs Solve Problems” By Phyllis Hunsinger July 1, 2021 There were 2,200 Federal Assistance programs available to the American Public in 2013 according to Government Book Talk, which appears to be the year the publication stopped counting because in recent publications the numbers of programs were not enumerated. It is probably safe to […]

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A Salute to Ayn Rand

“A Salute to Ayn Rand”       By Phyllis Hunsinger                                       April, 2021                 “Who is John Galt?” John Galt is a character in Ayn Rand’s novel, Atlas Shrugged. Although his presence is perceived but unknown until toward the end of the book, John Galt is portrayed as a philosopher and inventor who believed in the […]

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Saving the Middle Class

Thoughts on a free market economy…. “Save the Middle Class”  By Phyllis Hunsinger March 1, 2021                  The middle class was defined by the PEW Research Center in 2019 as income equaling two-thirds to double the median income; the range was from $40,500 to $122,000.National Public Radioannounced on July 5, 2016 that the term “middle […]

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Save the Middle Class

“Save the Middle Class”               by Phyllis Hunsinger                                                         The middle class was defined by the PEW Research Center in 2019 as income equaling two-thirds to double the median income; the range was from $40,500 to $122,000.National Public Radioannounced on July 5, 2016 that the term “middle class” in the United States has historically stood for […]

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Christmas and a Free Market

Thoughts on a free market…….by Phyllis Hunsinger December, 2020                 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. Many traditions observed today had their roots in pre-Christian winter festivals. Celtic legend says mistletoe can bring […]

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Damage from Minimum Wage Laws

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy…. “Damage from Minimum Wage Laws” By Phyllis Hunsinger November 1, 2020                 What is a wage? The dictionary defines wage as a fixed, regular payment by an employer to an employee, especially to a manual or unskilled worker. The wage represents the value that the employee brings to the […]

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” ‘I, Pencil’ for Today”

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “’I, Pencil’ for Today” By Phyllis Hunsinger October 1, 2020                 Are you wondering why the economy is sputtering, trying to restart, after the tremendous interruption to our collective lives by the COVID-19 virus?                  Perhaps the best explanation for this exists in an essay published in 1958 by […]

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Energy and The Free Market

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy…                                                        September 1, 2020 “Energy and the Free Market” By Phyllis Hunsinger                 When California recently experienced rolling blackouts, defined by Google as a last-resort measure used by an electric utility company to avoid a total blackout of the power system, the governor of the state, Gavin Newsom, said, “The […]

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