“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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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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