Nation Nov 27

The economics of Thanksgiving from 1621 to 2014

Paul Solman stepped back to 1621 to explore the economics of the very first Thanksgiving, where, he learned, profit wasn't everything. Neither is profit everything in 2014 on a family turkey farm that sells most of its free-range turkeys during…

Economy Nov 28

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Exploring the economics of the first Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Mass., probably didn't resemble the modern holiday we celebrate today. Economics correspondent Paul Solman steps back in time to explore the contrasting exchange models used by Native Americans and pilgrims in 1621 and how that…