What happens when you continue a pursuit you’ve invested a lot of time in, when that pursuit stops giving you meaning or value? Some people think you should stick with it, but this is a logical trap known as the “sunk cost fallacy.” Definition: Sunk Cost Fallacy: When a person or a business sticks with a decision they have already invested time and/or money into it because they want to make sure that the time and money they spent will not go to waste. But in continuing on with a project or investment that is not working, they lose the
Over the last several decades, the word “liberalism” has lost its meaning. In fact, it’s often associated with progressives. But before the term got hijacked, what did it really mean? Today, Connor and Brittany explain what “classical liberalism” means. Definitions: Classical Liberalism: Classical liberals believe in individual liberty, a small government, and believe that people will be ruled mostly by natural law. Links: What is Classical Liberalism?
To live in a world that is truly free, we have to be able to take personal responsibility for our actions. If we don’t want to be ruled by a tyrannical government, we need to step up and show that we can take care of ourselves and our communities. Quotes: Ron Paul quotes on personal responsibility
Socialism isn’t just a threat to individual liberty, it’s also a threat to people’s well being. In fact, the economist Ludwig von Mises believed that believing in socialism can actually make people miserable. Links: How Believing in Socialism Can Make You Miserable
Foundation for Economic Education’s director of content joins Connor and Brittany today to tell us what superheroes can teach us about liberty. Links: Why Kids Need Heroic Adventures More than Columbus Day, We Need a Superman Day Why People Are So Fascinated with Superhero Movies
People like to make a big fuss over federal politics, but local politics is just as exciting and even more important. The actions taken by local governments have a bigger impact on your day to day life than national politics so it is exceedingly important to be informed and get involved. Links: SPN.org – State Policy Network Libertas Institute of Utah | Individual Liberty, Private Property …
Are individuals living in civil society obligated to give up their liberty for the security of government? According to some people, yes. This belief that society forces us to exchange freedom for safety is centered on something called the “Social Contract,” and it’s a rather controversial topic. Links: Lessons from a Lemonade Stand
History is filled with examples of courageous heroes who have defended liberty and stood up for what was right even when they faced great opposition. Today, Connor and Brittany talk about Zora Neal Hurston, one of the first female libertarians who helped pave the way for the movement we have today. Links: Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston, Libertarian? – Reason.com
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