Thank You

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As you enjoy your Thanksgiving feast, take a moment to look around at all there is to be thankful for; great food, and more of it growing on less land; great variety, goods are delivered to us daily from around the world; a clean environment, that contrary to much belief, is improving over time; resource abundance, even if finite in supply.

We should all be grateful for the abundance that surrounds us. Whether you are in the top 1 percent of income distribution or the other 99, we are all fortunate to live in a free country that gives us opportunity to enhance our wealth and prosperity, that provides us with a multitude of goods from around the world at affordable prices, and that gives us rights so that we can and do protect and invest in our resources. This Thanksgiving Day give thanks for the freedoms that we have, share your knowledge about their importance, and be prepared to stand up to maintain them.

"When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude."  G.K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

Holly Fretwell is a Research Fellow at PERC and an adjunct instructor at Montana State University where she has taught  introductory economics, macroeconomics, natural resources and environmental economics. She works with the Foundation for Teaching Economics, giving workshops for  high school teachers to improve their skills in teaching and...
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