The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday is the free-market system that we enjoy here in the United States. Carlos Garcia posted an article at The Blaze sharing several blessings that we enjoy because of the free market.
However, you define the happiness you seek
in life, I can almost guarantee you that the free market has made it easier for
you to obtain and enjoy happiness.
Obviously, nearly everything that you can
buy has become better and cheaper over the last decades. Fantastic inventions
that people couldn’t even imagine a hundred years ago so commonplace that we
take them for granted…..
The miracle of fracking has made energy
far less expensive. This incredible process has allowed humanity to extract far
more gasoline from the earth than we used to believe even existed. In fact, all
of those predictions that we would run out of oil in this century were
obliterated by this one incredible operation.
The miracle of modern fertilizers allowed
humanity to grow more produce per square inch than anyone could possibly have
imagined before their invention. In fact, humanity was crashing against its
farm-space limitations before that miraculous invention changed everything.
The incredible invention of anti-bacterial
soap absolutely revolutionized medical efficacy. Soap has made our lives safer,
good health cheaper, and medical care astoundingly better. Why aren’t we
thanking God every day for soap? Because we take this miraculously commonplace
advancement for granted….
Even considering things are more expensive
than they were last year or the past two years, the free market has made them
available to us when in past years, only wealthy people could afford them.
reminded his readers that there are some things that the free market cannot
provide, blessings that bring us the most happiness. These blessings include “our
families, our communities, our faiths, and all of those intangible things that
you can’t buy.”
is a great day to express gratitude for blessings, and gratitude brings additional
happiness. Maybe gratitude should be part of every day.