The story of Robin Hood is a classic story many families know. Today, Connor and Brittany talk about this story in depth and explain why Robin Hood’s ” Rob the rich to feed the poor” mantra often gets him unfairly pegged as a socialist when he is, in fact, an individualist hero. Links: Robin Hood Has Always Been A Libertarian Hero Robin Hood, Friend of Liberty
With all the rules governments make today, it’s becoming extremely hard for innovators and entrepreneurs to do what they do best. But what if we stopped asking for permission and instead, practiced something economists call “permissionless innovation?” Links: Permissionless Innovation Hack Your Pancreas and 3D-Print Your Smile Lyft driver in Utah cited $6,500 for providing a service
All throughout history there are examples of free market capitalism helping to combat racism. While many people think only the government can protect us against racial injustices, the market is the true instigator of social change because it helps change the hearts and minds of the people. Links: When Sears Used the Market to Combat Jim Crow The Pro Wrestler Who Body-Slammed Jim Crow
Some parents might think it sounds crazy to send their nine-year-old to ride the Subway alone in New York City. But Lenore Skenazy, once dubbed the “worst mom in America” dared to trust her son and give him independence. She armed him with all the information and supplies he needed and not only did he get home safely, this incident also helped spark a movement that encourages parents to give their children more independence. Links: Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)
The world is unfortunately filled with unkind people. And sometimes, those people choose to bully others. Sometimes this is mean kids on the playground, sometimes its politicians. Either way, the non aggression principle can teach us a lot about dealing with bullies. Links: Cobra Kai Series (Older kids and adults) The Tuttle Twins and The Golden Rule
These days, everyone seems to want to protect young people from unpleasant experiences. But we’ve coddled young people so much, many don’t know how to deal with hardships when they arise. Today Brittany and Connor discuss why it’s important to to face challenges in life, instead of running away from them.
The American education system isn’t what it used to be. Instead of encouraging individualism and critical thinking skills, schools have become production lines where kids are taught to all think the same things and hold the same opinions. But how did things get so bad? Today Connor and Brittany discuss what went wrong in our American education system. Links: Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
Each person has unique talents and abilities that they can share with the world. But sometimes, we can even use our talents to help make a difference in the world. Today, FEE’s Sean Malone joins us to talk about how he uses his music and video production skills to help change the world. Links: Out Of Frame archive
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