There is a common belief that people need government to take care of the less fortunate. Some even argue that without government, or with limited government, people would not be able to get the help they receive. But the free market is full of examples of private charities and communities coming together to help those in need. People: Arnold Abbott Books: From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967 Links: How FDR’s New Deal Harmed Millions of Poor People When the Government Wasted $170,000 to Research Why Coffee Spills Terms: Bureaucracy: a system of government
This Summer, Elon Musk’s Space X made history by sending two astronauts to the International Space Station inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. Today, Connor and Brittany discuss why this was so important and how it shows us that we don’t need government to fund space exploration. Links: Does Obama Deserve Credit for Elon Musk’s Space X Triumph? Yes and No John Stossel Tweet
Over the last few months, we’ve seen protests, and even riots, break out all across our country. While everyone might not agree on what kind of change we want to see in the world, one thing that is for sure, people seem to understand that there are some things, like injustice, inequality, and an out-of-control government, that need to change. But as individuals, how can we change the world?
Did you know you actually have a government right to privacy? Our Founding Fathers understood how dangerous it can be when a government is allowed to search a person, or their property like their home. To protect Americans from this, and other common government threats, the Founding Fathers wrote the Bill of Rights, which includes 10 of the most sacred rights that protect individuals from a government carried away with power. The right to protect ourselves against unlawful searches and seizures is protected to us via the Fourth Amendment. Links: Fourth Amendment Text Stingray Protecting The 4th Amendment In the
Ron Paul, the man, the myth, the legend joins Connor and Brittany today to talk about liberty, 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
A pencil might seem like a simple, boring object. But the truth of the matter is, the production of a pencil is so extensive, no single person can make one on their own. It takes voluntary cooperation and something free market economists call, “spontaneous order.” Books: Tuttle Twins and Miraculous Pencil I, Pencil Terms: Spontaneous order: The natural occurring phenomenon where human beings are able to organize themselves organically without a central authority. It is the result of human actions, not of human design. Links: Milton Friedman: Nobody Can Make A Pencil People: Leonard Reed F.A. Hayek
In June 2013, 29-year-old Edward Snowden bravely told the whole country that their government had been spying on them. And not only them, on the entire world. As a result, he’s no longer allowed back in the U.S without facing treason charges and life in prison, or worse. But he risked all that because sometimes the truth is more important than the consequences. He also proved that sometimes, one person can change the entire world. Terms: Metadata: a set of data that describes and gives information about other data. Whistleblower: a person who informs on a person or organization engaged
Sometimes people in power make laws that we don’t agree with, sometimes they even make laws that go against the Constitution. What happens when we disagree with lawmakers and is it ever okay to disobey these laws? Terms: Rule of Law: the restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws. Links: How a Dallas salon owner changed Texas’ reopening debate Lemonade Stands Legalized in Utah Books: The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail Civil Disobedience
Businessmen and women play a unique role in our society. By solving problems, creating useful products and services, and creating jobs, entrepreneurs help make our whole world a better place. Links Magatte Wade Richard Branson Scott Paul Elon Musk Steve Jobs Terms Entrepreneur: A person who takes risks and starts businesses that create value and solve problems for consumers.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, we saw lots of lawmakers and people in power use the crisis to to champion policies and pass laws. But the pandemic was not the first time this has happened. Politicians often use crises, like war and economic problems, to pass harmful laws. Books Feardom Links Project for A New American Century
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