Capitalism vs. Socialism: A Story of Two Family Relics

There are two stories that I am going to tell you.  They happened a long time ago.  They occur over three centuries and span multiple continents.  These stories have nothing in common except for one thing: the continuity of documents. The history of the first document dates back to the beginning of the 18th century.  The scene is a North American colony called the Province of New York.  For his services to Great Britain, a German nobleman received land from King George II in the royal colony of New York.  The area was large, but subsequent generations quietly sold it piece by piece.  This family of new settlers supported the colonists, not King George III, in the Revolutionary War.  This allowed the ownership of the land to be preserved after the war.  Now my good friend owns this land (or rather, the small piece that remains).  He, like his ancestors spanning eight generations, is...(Read Full Article)
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