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How A Failed Commune Gave Us What Is Now Thanksgiving

Nos Nevets Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 5:51 PM
Farm Loans FROM whom? If it's a good idea, let the private sector make the loans. If it's a bad idea, stop.

It’s wrong to say that American was founded by capitalists. In fact, America was founded by socialists who had the humility to learn from their initial mistakes and embrace freedom. One of the earliest and arguably most historically significant North American colonies was Plymouth Colony, founded in 1620 in what is now known as Plymouth, Massachusetts. As I’ve outlined in greater detail here before (Lessons From a Capitalist Thanksgiving), the original colony had written into its charter a system of communal property and labor. As William Bradford recorded in his Of Plymouth Plantation, a people who had formerly...

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