“Nationalism” and “Patriotism” often get mistaken for having the same meaning. While there are some small similarities, these words mean very different things, and as Brittany and Connor will discuss, one of these words has been very problematic throughout history. Links: Why America Should Apologize Washington’s Farewell Address
Ever wonder why a candy bar costs a $1? Or why a pizza costs nearly $20? On today’s episode Brittany and Connor dive into prices and where they come from. Spoiler alert, we might have more power over this as consumers than you might think! Links: Where Do Prices Come From? Tuttle Twins and Miraculous Pencil How to Teach Free Market Principles to Your Children
For as long as there have been governments, those in power have been using media and art to manipulate the public into thinking or doing what they want. We often call this “propaganda.” On today’s episode, Brittany and Connor talk about what propaganda means and how individuals can learn to identify it in their everyday lives. Books: Propaganda Feardom Links: Operation Northwoods
Former congressman Dr. Ron Paul joins Connor and Brittany today to talk about liberty for the next generation, his time in Congress, and what we can all do to spread the freedom philosophy. Links: Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum Albert Jay Nock, The Remnant Ron Paul gets booed during South Carolina debate in 2012 Books: Books written by Ron Paul
Halloween is just around the corner. Traditionally, this has been a holiday where kids can dress up as people they love and admire as they go trick-or-treating. But over the last few years, some people have decided that it is inappropriate for kids to dress up in costumes that portray another person’s culture. They call this “cultural appropriation.” But is this really a problem, or merely a way of showing appreciation and respect for other cultures?
On past episodes, we’ve used the word “libertarian” before, but we’ve never really dug deeper into what this world means. Today, Connor and Brittany discuss what a libertarian is and how, just like in other ideologies, this name has taken on different meanings for different people. Terms: Libertarian: A person who believes in individualism and an individual’s ability to make better decisions for themselves than a large, central government. Links: World’s Smallest Political Quiz Quotes: “Is not liberty the destruction of all despotism – including, of course, legal despotism?”-Frederic Bastiat
For those who believe in a very limited government, there is a belief that government should not be telling us what to do or how to live our lives. But that doesn’t mean society would be lawless and chaotic where everyone just does what they please at the expense of others. Lessons from a Lemonade Stand The Law PDF The Tuttle Twins and the Fate of the Future Proper Role of Government-Ezra Taft Benson
A lot of people blame capitalism for climate problems and think we need the government to protect our environment. In reality, the best defender the environment is the free market. And many young individuals are already using the market to protect the environment. Links: Pessimist Archive Podcast The Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs A Dutch Teenager Had a Dream to Clean Up the World’s Oceans. 7 Years On, It’s Coming True Bison are back, and that benefits many other species on the Great Plains Terms: Urgency: The use of trigger words or scarcity tactics to increase your
Our country is founded on the belief that every single person has a right to life, liberty, and property. Today, Brittany and Connor discuss how property became a defining characteristic of free and independent people and why this is still so important today. Links: John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government Declaration of Independence Text Magna Carta Libertas Research on Property Rights
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