Thursday, November 24, 2005

The true story of the first Thanksgiving

It's been a popular theme for the last couple of years, and rehashed this year. Nothing can beat original scholarship and historical analysis, however. The Foundation for Economic Education provides us with the original 1949 essay by Henry Hazlitt, and Sartell Prentice, Jr.'s 1955 essay, which reflect on the triumph of free market capitalism over famine-generating socialism.

John Hinderaker at Power Line gives thanks for democracy, but consider that real democracy is the unfettered rule of the majority (and by definition does not regard individual rights). So I will instead side with Alex Tabarrok, who gives thanks for capitalism and its abundancy.

And finally, here's a quiz via Michelle Malkin's blog last year: What part of Thanksgiving are you?

Maybe I really am too predictable. I'm...

Mashed potatoes: ordinary, comforting, and more than a little predictable, I'm the glue that holds everyone together.


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