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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Economic Lessons via COVID

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Economic Lessons via COVID-19” By Phyllis Hunsinger May 1, 2020             In the middle of a world pandemic, rarely is anything identified as a teaching moment; however, after this virus crisis is positioned in the rear view mirror, there will be an acknowledgment of lessons learned.  Every segment of […]

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“Free Market Solutions”

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Free Market Solutions” By Phyllis Hunsinger April 1, 2020             The corona virus, COVID-19, has dominated the world’s interest since late January, 2020.  As this is written, a number of rather draconian actions have been taken by states and the federal government to try to stem the spread of […]

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“Capitalism is Misunderstood”

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy… “Capitalism is Misunderstood” By Phyllis Hunsinger March 1, 2020 The results of a Fox News poll, released on December 17, 2019, showed that nearly one-third of registered voters (31%) hold a favorable outlook on socialism. This percentage had actually grown since the previous Fox News poll from February 2019. […]

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