68. How Can Juries Make A Difference?

Our Constitution guarantees individuals the right to a jury by peers should they be accused of a crime. On this episode, Connor and Brittany talk about the important role juries play in our legal system and how they can be empowered to ensure justice prevails. Links: Nullify Drug War, Empower Juries, Save Lives: All In a Day’s Work for This Heroic Defense Attorney Ensuring Justice through Juror Discretion   Here’s a transcript of our conversation:   Brittany: Hi Connor. Connor: Hey, Brittany. Brittany: So I got a very important letter in the mail today from my city, which told me that I was

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67. What Is Creative Destruction?

Sometimes the old ways of doing things have to be destroyed to make way for new and better ways. We see this all the time in our economy when innovation replaces outdated practices. This “creative destruction,” as it is often referred, is what helps fill our world with an endless variety of goods and services that are always improving to meet the needs of consumers like us. Links: Joseph Schumpeter Millennials Aren’t Killing Your Favorite Business   Here’s a transcript of our conversation:   Brittany: Hi Connor. Connor: Hey Brittany. Brittany: You know, when I was a kid, I remember my favorite part

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66. How Did Communism Almost Destroy the First Thanksgiving?

The holidays are upon us, but there is one aspect about Thanksgiving many people have never heard. When the pilgrims got to Plymouth Rock, their belief in communism almost led to their downfall. In fact, there was almost no first Thanksgiving at all. Links: The Forgotten Story of Thanksgiving Why the Pilgrims Abandoned Common Ownership for Private Property   Here’s a transcript of our conversation:   Connor: Hey, Brittany. Brittany: Hi, Connor. Connor: So the holidays are upon us, at least, you know, when this, episode is airing, we’re a few weeks ahead of time, but for our listeners it is Thanksgiving. So I

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65. We published three new guidebooks!

Connor shares some quick info about three new non-fiction guidebooks we created, and they’re now for sale!   Here’s a transcript of our conversation:   Connor: Well, hello everyone. This is Connor Flying Solo. My first solo episode. I wanted to chime in really quick for a brief episode to talk to you about something super exciting. This has been in the works for at least two years, that we’ve been working on some new books that are now available for purchase. Super exciting. I am really excited about it. So these are, we’re calling them guidebooks. These are hardback

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64. What Is A Logical Fallacy?

Logical Fallacies, or flawed reasoning, occur all the time in our world. Politicians use them, the media uses them, and unfortunately, many people routinely fall for these fallacies. Today, Connor and Brittany discuss what a logical fallacy is and how you can avoid using them and falling for them in everyday life. Links: Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies   Here’s a transcript of our conversation:   Connor: Hey, Brittany. Brittany: Hi, Connor. Connor: So, I want to talk about a big, weird word that is a problem that nearly everyone struggles with. And I didn’t learn this word until

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63. How Do You Talk to People When You Disagree?

Nobody seems to be able to agree on much these days. And while it’s good to stay true to your principles and beliefs, it doesn’t mean you can’t still talk to people with whom you disagree. Quotes: “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”― Frederick Douglass Terms: Decorum: Respectful behavior  Empathy: The ability to understand how someone else feelings   Here’s a transcript of our conversation:   Brittany: Hi Connor. Connor: Hey, Brittany. Brittany: So it’s probably not a big shock to you that people don’t really agree on much these days. I

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62. How Can You Stay Positive In A Crazy World?

The world is a crazy place, but that doesn’t mean we have to be sad and gloomy about it. There is so much to be optimistic about there are plenty of ways you can try your best to stay positive even when everything around us is chaotic. Links: How Gratitude Can Rewire Your Brain for Happiness  Five Minutes Journal  Pessimists Archive Here’s a transcript of our conversation:   Connor: Hey, Brittany Brittany: Hi Connor. Connor: So we posted, while back in our Facebook group, if you’re not in our Facebook group, for the moms and dads listening, you can go

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61. How Does The Electoral College Work?

Unlike other countries, who elect their officials through popular vote, our country uses something called the “Electoral College.” Many people, even adults, don’t really understand how it works. Today, Brittany and Connor explain the Electoral College and the role in plays in presidential elections. Terms: Electoral College: A body of delegates who represent the states and exist specifically to elect the President of the United States every four years.  Links: How Does the Electoral College Work?   Here’s a transcript of our conversation:   Connor: Hey Brittany. Brittany: Hi Connor. Connor: So our listeners may know we actually record these

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60. Why Was Henry Ford So Important?

Once upon a time, cars were a luxury item only the super rich could afford. But thanks to Henry Ford and an economic concept called “economies of scale,” cars were able to mass produced, making them more affordable to everyday people. Terms:  Economies of Scale: When the cost of producing one unit of a good or service decreases as the volume of production increases. Links: The Henry Ford of Heart Surgery Curse on The Machinery Says, Obama  Youth Entrepreneurs  Story of Henry Ford   Here is the transcript of our conversation: Brittany: Hi Connor. Connor: Hey, Brittany. Brittany: So we

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59. Has technological innovation made us better or worse off?

The internet and the “internet of things” has completely changed our world. On one hand, this tech has helped make our world safer, on the other hand we now live in a world where tech has caused us to lose our privacy. Today Connor and Brittany discuss the role tech has played in our modern world. Books: Economic in One Lesson: The Curse of the Machinery   Here is the transcript of our conversation:   Connor: Hey, Brittany. Brittany: Hi, Connor. Connor: So, I am kind of a tech geek. I have used, you know, technology my whole life, since

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