Wishing You Happy Holidays, Without the Consumerism
Staff News & Analysis     
We checked 'Net search engines but there was little this year about the consumerist backlash against Christmas. We know it exists, but the mainstream media doesn't seem to be in the mood to comment on it. Then this recent MarketWatch article turned up. It estimates that one in ten families don't exchange gifts, but, hey ... we bet dissatisfaction with the modern positioning of Christmas is even greater than that. Here's more: "Rather than trading gifts or gift cards (Morton says they tried the ...
Tend to Your Own Garden, not the White House's
Staff News & Analysis     
Robert Reich is back with his usual optimism about fixing Leviathan – see the above article excerpt. Who is Robert Reich? He is "the ...
The Power of Gratuitous Kindness
Editorial by Wendy McElroy     
Every Christmas reminds me of an anonymous act of kindness that changed my life. I have no one to thank. I don't know if my good ...