We have entered the season of #GivingTuesday. Thanksgiving, a holiday meant to remind us to be thankful, is over and we are now officially in the Christmas countdown. Much like the over-commercialization of December, Millennials often find themselves unfairly categorized this time of year. Let’s not forget, despite all the deals and discounts during #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, many of those purchases ... Read More »
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Based on a non-scientific survey of Millennials (aka, asking people I know in real life or on Facebook/Twitter), here are 10 modern–and old school–traditions that Generation Y was particularly thankful for yesterday. 1) Friendsgiving While lots of Millennials still go home for the holidays, spending time with blood relatives isn’t the most important thing on Thanksgiving to this generation. ... Read More »
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Thanksgiving is a venerable and much-beloved American holiday. In colonial times it was primarily a harvest holiday, in which the colonists offered thanks for a good harvest, sometimes by feasting, sometimes by fasting. A holiday was already celebrated in the Spanish colony of Florida in the 16th century, and in the British colonies of Virginia and Massachusetts in the 17th century, most famously in 1621, when the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts celebrated their first successful harvest in the company of some of the Native American tribesmen. Thanksgiving became a regularly celebrated national holiday only during the Civil War, when Abraham Lincoln . The holiday became fixed to the fourth Thursday in November by an act of the United States Congress in 1941...
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Hopefully, you now understand why I have devoted about a dozen of my Sunday columns to the train wreck widely known as Obamacare. From the beginning, this mega combination of many poor (and a few good) ideas was destined to be problematic in the real world of a market economy.
Herewith my indictments...