Taxes and the Proper Role of Government

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Taxes and the Proper Role of Government” By Phyllis Hunsinger February 1, 2020 The time between celebrating the New Year and Easter is the tax season. For income earners, this considerable effort involves compiling the paperwork, complying with the tax codes and laws, computing the amount owed, and finally […]

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“How is Wealth Created”

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “How is Wealth Created?” By Phyllis Hunsinger January 1, 2020 As the 2020 New Year is welcomed in, many people will formulate New Year’s resolutions which will run the gamut from developing better health habits to better financial habits with a myriad of other resolutions in between. Most individuals […]

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“The Invisible Hand”

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “The Invisible Hand” By Phyllis Hunsinger December 1, 2019 The “invisible hand” that is the driving force in a market economy is each individual promoting his or her self-interest. Consumers aim to get the greatest satisfaction from their budgets; entrepreneurs try to achieve the highest profits for their firms; […]

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Economic Freedom defined by Students

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Economic Freedom defined by Students” By Phyllis Hunsinger November 12, 2019 The 2019 Western Slope Economic Leadership Conference on November 12, 2019, featured something new this year: Student Leaders. Students registered to attend the conference were invited to apply to be a student leader during the conference. These student […]

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“Economic Freedom”

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Economic Freedom” By Phyllis Hunsinger October 1, 2019 https://www.free-dom.co.us, Phyllis Hunsinger © 2013 All Rights Reserved

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“Saving Money”

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Saving Money” By Phyllis Hunsinger September 1, 2019 How often do we as Americans think about saving money? How often do we encourage young people to develop the habit of saving money? Why do we need to save anyway? We save because we cannot predict the future. Saving money […]

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“Is Student Debt Cancellation Fair”

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy…“Is Student Debt Cancellation Fair”By Phyllis HunsingerAugust 1, 2019 Student debt cancellation is one of the major issues being advocated by current presidential candidates. Truly it is understandable why this is being promoted in a presidential campaign.Anytime a political candidate can concentrate the benefits of an interest group that may […]

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Life, Liberty, and Property

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Life, Liberty, and Property” By Phyllis Hunsinger July 1, 2019 Claude Frederic Bastiat was a French economist, legislator, and writer in the first part of the nineteenth century who championed private property, free markets, and limited government. His most famous work is The Law, which is the classic blueprint […]

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“The Broken Window Fallacy”

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “The Broken Window Fallacy” By Phyllis Hunsinger June 1, 2019 The broken window fallacy was first expressed by the great French economist, Frederic Bastiat, born June 29, 1801, and died Decembeer 24, 1850. Bastiat used the parable of a broken window to demonstrate why destruction does not benefit the […]

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Taking Capitalism For Granted

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… Paragraph Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Taking Capitalism for Granted” By Phyllis Hunsinger May 1, 2019 “Taking Capitalism for Granted” By Phyllis Hunsinger May 1, 2019 A Harris poll in March, 2019, revealed 61% of Americans aged between 18 and 24 have a positive reaction to the word, […]

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