December 7, 2018

CultureMarkets & Free Enterprise

Learn it, Live it, Love it: The Snow Day Edition

By: Cindy Cerquitella

Learn It:

It’s the holiday season, and that means your monthly budget is likely taking a hit; from additional evenings out to festive attire to gifts for family, friends, colleagues etc., it’s important to keep your finances in check. Here’s an article on ways you can make a little extra money this month.

Live it:

A major topic of discussion this year has been…civil discussion. It seems that we as Americans have a harder and harder time finding common ground, acknowledging each other’s good intentions, and allowing for differences in opinion. This is something our chapters have tackled, and many other great organizations like Make America Dinner Again and the Center for the Study of Liberty have worked to find ways to encourage kind, empathetic discourse.

I personally believe that much ground can be covered through in-person interaction; it’s much easier to see good intentions when you’re talking face to face, rather than across the internet. Journalists Bari Weiss (New York Times) and Eve Peyser (Vice) had a similar hypothesis and decided to meet in person, subsequently becoming friends. This piece, written as a conversation, presents some exciting examples of how we can get back to being friends again, despite our differences.

What are some ways you are working to keep discourse civil in your own circles?

If you’re in DC this weekend, there are a few fun holiday shops to check out:

1. Miss Pixie’s Holiday Market
2. Adams Morgan Day Holiday Market
3. Unique Market at Dock 5 (Bonus, the Everlane Cashmere Tour bus will also be on site)
4. Georgetown Christmas Tree Farm
5. Get Craft-tea with the DC Ladies of Liberty

Love it:

Last week, the Legatum Institute published the 12th edition of the Legatum Prosperity Index, showing that prosperity has continued to rise around the world over the past year, reaching the highest-ever level.

Increasing prosperity for everyone is a big reason why I’ve dedicated my career to advancing liberty. Knowing that fewer and fewer people are living in poverty each year is cause for serious celebration!

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