Happy Thanksgiving! Eat Too Much!

Happy Thanksgiving!

On this other most American of holidays, I refer you to the Ayn Rand Institute:

Thanksgiving celebrates man’s ability to produce. The cornucopia filled with exotic flowers and delicious fruits, the savory turkey with aromatic trimmings, the mouth-watering pies, the colorful decorations — it’s all a testament to the creation of wealth.

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, because this country was the first to create and to value material abundance. It is America that has been the beacon for anyone wanting to escape from poverty and misery. It is America that generated the unprecedented flood of goods that washed away centuries of privation. It is America, by establishing the precondition of production–political freedom–that was able to unleash the dynamic, productive energy of its citizens.

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