It’s become very easy these days to believe that we can’t be friends with those we disagree with. But our country is full of friendship that overcame the odds and withstood great differences. Today, Brittany and Connor talk about two great American friendships, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia and Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Links: Transcript of President George Washington’s Farewell Address (1796) Ginsburg And Scalia: ‘Best Buddies’
People everywhere seem to be obsessed with the idea that people today are worse off than at any other point in history. Whether they speak of political divides or poverty, people have become obsessed with doom and gloom. But are things really as bad as people think they are? The answer might come as a pleasant surprise. Links: New Found Glory – No News Is Good News Steven Pinker TED Talk Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Tuttle Twins fans might be familiar with the book “Search for Atlas” but some might not know that this book was inspired by a book called “Atlas Shrugged” written by a woman named Ayn Rand. On this episode, Brittany and Connor explain who Ayn Rand was and why she was such an important public figure. Links: The Tuttle Twins and the Search for Atlas Atlas Shrugged It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right Money Speech from Atlas Shrugged
On past episodes, we have talked about property rights and why they are so important. It’s not too hard to understand who owns a piece of physical property, but what about ideas? Does one single person own an idea, or is intellectual property, as it is sometimes called, an entirely different kind of property? Links: Against Intellectual Property
Who is F.A. Hayek? Tuttle Twins readers might remember him from the Road to Surfdom book, but why is he so important? Today, Connor and Brittany talk about this brilliant economist and why his legacy is so important to economic and individual liberty. Links: Keynes v Hayek: Two economic giants go head to head Road to Serfdom Keynes vs. Hayek Rap Videos Teach Your Students About the Free Market Road to Serfdom Liveblog
There is no real way to escape living under some sort of government. Links: The World’s First Seasteaders Are Now on the Run for Their Lives Seasteading and Health Care: Islands of Innovation Free Republic of Liberland Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians
All throughout your life, you will be confronted with negative feedback. But criticism doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Learning how to take critical feedback is critical to earning where we need to improve in all sorts of areas in our life. Today, Connor and Brittany talk about how you can put a positive spin on seemingly unpleasant conversations.
Collectivism, and specifically socialism, are threats to individual liberty. In order to understand how we can combat these destructive ideas, we need to understand where they came from. Today, Connor and Brittany profile Karl Marx, the father of socialism and author of “The Communist Manifesto.” Links: Teen Vogue Articles
The Great Depression was one of the worst economic downturns in human history. But to ensure that we don’t repeat the mistakes of the past, we have to understand how we got ourselves into this mess in the first place. On today’s episode, Connor and Brittany explain the events that led to this historic economic depression and how we can avoid making the same mistakes in the future. Links: The Great Depression America’s Great Depression
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