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Thanksgiving & Private Enterprise #603382
28/11/2019 20:18
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The first few years of the settlement were fraught with hardship and hunger. Four centuries later, they also provide us with one of history’s most decisive verdicts on the critical importance of private property. We should never forget that the Plymouth colony was headed straight for oblivion under a communal, socialist plan but saved itself when it embraced something very different.

In the diary of the colony’s first governor, William Bradford, we can read about the settlers' initial arrangement: Land was held in common. Crops were brought to a common storehouse and distributed equally. For two years, every person had to work for everybody else (the community), not for themselves as individuals or families. Did they live happily ever after in this socialist utopia?

Hardly. The “common property” approach killed off about half the settlers. Governor Bradford recorded in his diary that everybody was happy to claim their equal share of production, but production only shrank. Slackers showed up late for work in the fields, and the hard workers resented it. It’s called “human nature.”

The disincentives of the socialist scheme bred impoverishment and conflict until, facing starvation and extinction, Bradford altered the system. He divided common property into private plots, and the new owners could produce what they wanted and then keep or trade it freely.

Communal socialist failure was transformed into private property/capitalist success, something that’s happened so often historically it’s almost monotonous. The “people over profits” mentality produced fewer people until profit—earned as a result of one’s care for his own property and his desire for improvement—saved the people.


Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.
Re: Thanksgiving & Private Enterprise [Re: TBP] #603388
29/11/2019 04:45
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I believe that happened in the Virginia colony too. The rich aristocrats felt they shouldn't have to work until they were confronted w/starvation.

Walter Williams says that "the specter of starvation is a wonderful incentive." Great man.Able-bodied man in particular, should have t work if they get welfare. Or, they go hungry.


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Re: Thanksgiving & Private Enterprise [Re: TBP] #603393
01/12/2019 08:38
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Too many liberals don't want to work, just want someone that does work and has worked to give them what they worked for....


Consensus is anyplace without Martin trumps Martin, even with an ignore button.
Re: Thanksgiving & Private Enterprise [Re: TBP] #603396
01/12/2019 09:46
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The poorest states are red.


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Re: Thanksgiving & Private Enterprise [Re: TBP] #603401
03/12/2019 07:21
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and they'll never get rich w/the Democrats


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