“Freedom”

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Freedom” By Phyllis Hunsinger July 1, 2018             “Freedom!” cried William Wallace in 1297 before he was put to death as portrayed in the movie, Braveheart.  “Give me liberty or give me death!” said Patrick Henry in 1775.  History is replete with people yearning to […]

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The Moral Case for Capitalism

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “The Moral Case for Capitalism” By Phyllis Hunsinger June 1, 2018                 An alarming survey recently released from the American Culture and Faith Institute found that 40% of the adults surveyed in America prefer socialism to capitalism.  Fifty-five percent of young adults surveyed […]

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Graduates Need Economic Education

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Graduates Need Economic Education” By Phyllis Hunsinger May 1, 2018               The month of May means many thousands of young people will be graduating from high school across these United States.  As graduates they will be faced with many decisions:  Do I go straight to work?  Do I attend […]

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“Unintended Consequences of Mandated Use of Biofuels”

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Unintended Consequences of Mandated Biofuel Use” February 1, 2018 By Phyllis Hunsinger               “Replacing fossil fuels with biofuels has the potential to reduce some undesirable aspects of fossil fuel production and use, including conventional and greenhouse pollutant emissions, exhaustible resource depletion, and dependence on unstable foreign suppliers” according […]

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“Free Market Solutions to Societal Problems”

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Free Market Solutions to Societal Problems” By Phyllis Hunsinger November 1, 2017 Free markets are defined as a market economy based on supply and demand with little or no government control. America has prospered because free markets and the power of competition enabled growth. Why, then, if free markets […]

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“What is Redistribution of Wealth?”

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “What is Redistribution of Wealth?” By Phyllis Hunsinger August 1, 2016               For a number of years the mantra of some has been the need to redistribute wealth in order to create more equality in the United States. Redistribution of wealth is defined as the transfer of income […]

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Free Trade

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Free Trade” By Phyllis Hunsinger March 1, 2016              The presidential primaries are in full swing. Candidates are filling the air waves with ideas to improve the economy, create jobs, and secure safety and prosperity for the citizens. The concept of free trade is often introduced in these discussions. […]

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Support for Capitalism

Thoughts on a free market economy… “Support for Capitalism” By Phyllis Hunsinger February 1, 2016 The United States was founded on the principles of capitalism and free markets.  Capitalism is defined as an economic system in which the means of production, distribution, and exchange are privately owned and operated for private profit.  Free markets mean […]

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“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 […]

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Education and Return on Investment

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Education and Return on Investment” By Phyllis Hunsinger September 1, 2015 September is generally thought of as “Back-to-School” time; although some schools are now beginning classes earlier.  At any rate by September, the hallways and classrooms are filled with students needing to be taught and teachers wanting to teach.    […]

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