Count Your Capitalistic Blessings

There has been much written about the meaning of Christmas. I would like to focus on another aspect of Christmas that is rarely if ever talked about -- how our enjoyment of the holiday has been greatly enhanced because of Capitalism. It is important to remember what life was like during the 17th century in England when the west first started its march towards Capitalism and the betterment of mankind. It was Capitalism that unleashed the ingenuity of individuals that led to hundreds of inventions that has given people in our country a standard of living never before seen on earth.  It would be overwhelming to name them all, but here are a few examples of how the results of Capitalism has made an enormous change in our holiday celebrations. I like to call these our Capitalistic blessings.Family get-togethers. The average life span in the 17th century was only 35 because many people died when they were still children. If people could survive until their mid-teens they would probably...(Read Full Article)