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    An Economic Story From Plymouth Plantation

    Nov 25, 10 • 223 Views • Developing Economies, Economic Debates, Economic History, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    In 1623, two years after the first Thanksgiving, Governor William Bradford was worried about Plymouth’s food supply. The problem, he concluded, was that people shared whatever they produced. Because “able and fit” young men were expected to