Abolish Christmas

Luca Silipo
2 min readDec 21, 2021
From “It’s a Woderful Life”, by Frank Capra (1946)

I have just finished watching “It’s a Wonderful Life”. The quintessential Christmas family movie was shot wonderfully — really — by Frank Capra, the acclaimed director of pieces of pure art, such as “It happened one night” and “Mr Smith goes to Washington”. Oddly, “It’s a Wonderful Life” was bashed by critics and received poor public attendance when released in 1946. Yet, in the ensuing decades, it has become one of the most-watched movies of all time, and…

Luca Silipo

I am an economist and author dedicated to finding applicable solutions to achieve social sustainability while preserving economic growth.