Happy 4th – 2014

The 4th of July is always a good time to appreciate our men & women who have worn their country’s uniform. Feel free to revisit last year’s post if you like.

But it’s also a time to recognize that the free market we enjoy was an original, grand experiment of our founding fathers that resulted in the best system in the world. Not a perfect system, to be sure, but still the best yet and still the envy of the world.

Harold Evans put it nicely in his book, They Made America, in which he shares “…the story of the practical innovations by which the Americans over two centuries used their freedom to provide comfort and security, and so came to advance the well-being of all mankind.”

No freedom, no free market. Independence day, indeed!

Happy 4th to you and yours!