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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Why is Capitalism the Best System?

            Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Why is Capitalism the Best System?” By Phyllis Hunsinger August 1, 2020 Socialism continues to influence conversations and policies, despite the historical fact that socialism has failed everywhere it is tried. Although its advocates lack data and facts to support their conclusions, the idea continues to exist that […]

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The War on Small Business

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “The War on Small Business” By Phyllis Hunsinger July 1, 2020             As July 4, 2020 is celebrated in honor of winning the American Revolution and successfully breaking away from the tyrannical rule of England, another war is being waged right now in America.  The war on small businesses […]

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“Disrupting the Invisible Hand”

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Disrupting the Invisible Hand” By Phyllis Hunsinger June 1, 2020             Adam Smith identified and named the concept “the invisible hand” in his book, “The Wealth of Nations.”  The “invisible hand” that is the driving force in a market economy is each individual promoting his or her self-interest.  Consumers […]

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