With our new Democrat Administration in Washington we are rapidly abandoning the proven Free Market System and headed toward a Socialist Society. Our economy will show the results of that in the coming years. We are headed for an era of slow if any growth, high unemployment, and continuing recession. Right now we are doing exactly what FDR did in the early '30's and I assume we all know where that led us. The Liberals don't want the economy to not thrive, but they want control of our lives through regulation, redistribution of wealth, and government intrusion into your life. As a result, the economy cannot thrive, and will not until regulations are reduced, taxes are cut, and the Government gets out of our lives, and we revert to a free market system.
P.S. The info about the Pilgrims I got online from the Ludwig von Mises Institute.