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The real story of the first Thanksgiving

You’ve no doubt heard the well-known story of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. But did you know that what you’ve heard is drastically inaccurate? According to the writings of William Bradford, the colony’s first governor, the hardships and near-starvation of the entire population occurred because the colonists turned their backs on capitalism. They believed […]

Thanksgiving: a holiday born out of an early American experiment with socialism

You’ve no doubt heard the well-known story of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. But did you know that what you’ve heard is drastically inaccurate? According to the writings of William Bradford, the colony’s first governor, the hardships and near-starvation of the entire population occurred because the colonists turned their backs on capitalism. They believed […]

Self-interest makes the world go ’round

Leave it to Sandor at The Zoo to distill the contrast between socialism and capitalism to one pithy post, using SpaceShipOne as a perfect example.

Cuba ´┐Żber alles

Life in Cuba sucks. Everybody knows it. The economy’s a basket case, political dissent is stomped on, and cubans keep trying to get out any way they can. So what do the brilliant minds in charge of the socialist workers’ paradise offer as a solution to their problems? More socialism. I guess the only reason […]