Tag: Christmas
No-Ho-Ho: The Economics of Holiday Gift Giving
With holiday gift shopping in season and the COVID-19 pandemic rampant, consider the relative merits of giving cash instead of presents. A study of gift giving found that recipients undervalue presents by as much as 30 percent of the purchase price. Givers, by contrast, implicitly value them more or less fully ex ante; otherwise...
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The Season of Giving and the Economic System that Fosters Great Generosity
Christmas will soon be here, and preparations for this holiday are proceeding apace. People are buying gifts for family members and friends and making preparations for great feasts at which family, friends, and other loved ones will gather to share the joy and love of the occasion. Notice how much effort and expense are...
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If You Like Rights, Liberty, and Economic Opportunity, Celebrate Christmas
Those of us enjoying the multiple benefits of societies built upon respect for our human and economic rights ought especially to pause to give thanks for God’s incarnation as Christ, celebrated this week. There is thankfully now a rich literature from which we can learn how the many principles and laws we take for...
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Christmas Flash Mob Sings “Hallelujah Chorus” at Shopping Mall Food Court
On November 13, 2010, unsuspecting shoppers got a big surprise while enjoying their lunch at the Welland Seaway Mall in Welland, Ontario, Canada. More than 100 members of the Christmas Flash Mob broke out to sing the “Hallelujah Chorus,” from George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah.” This YouTube video of the event has now also...
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Christmas and Liberty
In an era of increasing situational ethics of bailouts, foreign wars, and massive frauds public and private, we lovers of liberty would do well to stop and heed the call to put Christ back in Christmas, acknowledging and giving gratitude for the bedrock source of the principles we hold so dear. There’s no reason...
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Merry Government Holiday!
From the strange world of academia a “do not celebrate Christmas” memo. This is NOT a spoof, as many people take it to be a satire of political correctness. This IS political correctness! Merry Government Holiday! For a history of “Christmas Day law” at the U.S. Supreme Court, see http://www.llrx.com/features/christmas.htm
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