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More books teaching economics to children

January 17th, 2017
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In a previous post I recommended these four important books in which your child will learn about the principles of liberty alongside the Tuttle Twins.

The Tuttle Twins Learn About the Law

The Tuttle Twins and the Creature from Jekyll Island

The Tuttle Twins and the Miraculous Pencil

The Tuttle Twins and the Food Truck Fiasco!

Here are two more volumes in this series.

The Tuttle Twins and the Road to Surfdom

Nobel prize winning economist F.A. Hayek’s famous book The Road to Serfdom is brought to life in this book for children, showing that when people get what they wish for, they often get much more than they bargained. Ethan and Emily investigate a new road built to take travelers to a beach named Surfdom.

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The Tuttle Twins and the Golden Rule (due out this spring)

Recommended reading age is 5-11, but older children, and even adults, will benefit from reading these books.

 

More creative freedom and less formal lessons

January 6th, 2017
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Wisdom for the day — more creative freedom and less formal lessons.

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Read these to educate yourself on the topic of delayed formal academics.


School Can Wait by Raymond and Dorothy Moore


Home-Spun Schools: Teaching Children at Home by Raymond and Dorothy Moore


Better Late Than Early: A New Approach to Your Child’s Education by Raymond and Dorothy Moore


Home Grown Kids by Raymond and Dorothy Moore


The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook by Raymond and Dorothy Moore


The Three R’s by Ruth Beechick


You Can Teach Your Child Successfully: Grades 4-8 by Ruth Beechick

 

That glorious right hand which moulded the world can new-create my mind

January 6th, 2017
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C.H. Spurgeon
Morning And Evening (Daily Readings)

January 6 Evening

Now the hand of the Lord was upon me in the evening. Ezekiel 33:22

In the way of judgment this may be the case, and, if so, be it mine to consider the reason of such a visitation, and bear the rod and Him that hath appointed it. I am not the only one who is chastened in the night season; let me cheerfully submit to the affliction, and carefully endeavour to be profited thereby.

But the hand of the Lord may also be felt in another manner, strengthening the soul and lifting the spirit upward towards eternal things. O that I may in this sense feel the Lord dealing with me! A sense of the divine presence and indwelling bears the soul towards heaven as upon the wings of eagles. At such times we are full to the brim with spiritual joy, and forget the cares and sorrows of earth; the invisible is near, and the visible loses its power over us; servant-body waits at the foot of the hill, and the master-spirit worships upon the summit in the presence of the Lord. O that a hallowed season of divine communion may be vouchsafed to me this evening! The Lord knows that I need it very greatly. My graces languish, my corruptions rage, my faith is weak, my devotion is cold; all these are reasons why His healing hand should be laid upon me. His hand can cool the heat of my burning brow, and stay the tumult of my palpitating heart. That glorious right hand which moulded the world can new-create my mind; the unwearied hand which bears the earth’s huge pillars up can sustain my spirit; the loving hand which incloses all the saints can cherish me; and the mighty hand which breaketh in pieces the enemy can subdue my sins. Why should I not feel that hand touching me this evening? Come, my soul, address thy God with the potent plea, that Jesu’s hands were pierced for thy redemption, and thou shalt surely feel that same hand upon thee which once touched Daniel and set him upon his knees that he might see visions of God.

 

Tom Woods gives a concise description of the Ron Paul Curriculum

January 1st, 2017
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“Ron Paul considers this curriculum the capstone of his decades-long career in public life.” Ron Paul Curriculum course creator and Mises Institute Senior Fellow Tom Woods gives a concise description of the Ron Paul Curriculum.

Check out the Ron Paul Curriculum for yourself. It’s what I would use if homeschooling today. Laurie Bluedorn

 

My favorite video of all time — all the very best of Candid Camera

December 31st, 2016
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Would you like to experience a two-hour belly laugh? My favorite video of all time — all the very best of Candid Camera.

Candid Camera: Greatest Moments

 

Farewell to Thomas Sowell and a recommended economics textbook

December 27th, 2016
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Taken from Farewell to Thomas Sowell, Dean of Conservative Columnists by Ben Shapiro

In what we can only hope is the final heartbreak of 2016, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution Thomas Sowell announced his retirement from his syndicated column. Sowell isn’t just one of the great thinkers of our time. He’s a genuine voice of decency and truth in a time when screaming and hysterics gain headlines. His voice will be missed every week….

Here’s a brief list of some of my favorite Sowell books:

The Quest for Cosmic Justice: Sowell explains where leftist desire to rule springs from, and why they can’t accept the world of reality.

Basic Economics: Sowell’s seminal work, and one that every high school and college student should read and re-read.

Wealth, Poverty and Politics: Sowell breaks down why income inequality occurs. Brilliant and necessary in today’s Bernie Sanders world.

Black Rednecks and White Liberals: Sowell skewers sacred racial cows with abandon, and brings enlightenment to an area everyone wants to avoid.

Intellectuals and Race: More from Sowell on race, particularly what obsesses leftists about race.

A Conflict of Visions: Sowell investigates the deeper roots of political philosophy.

All of Sowell’s work is worth reading. Check it out now.

Read the rest of the article here.

 

Expose your kids to liberty, the free market, and the Constitution

December 17th, 2016
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Would you like your young children exposed to the ideas of liberty, the free market, and the Constitution?

Connor Boyack has written four books designed to bring home these concepts to 5-11 year olds, although I think older kids could benefit also.

These are illustrated books about a brother and sister called the Tuttle Twins. The books communicate the ideas of Friedrich Hayek (The Road to Serfdom)), Leonard Read (I, Pencil), Frédéric Bastiat (The Law), and G. Edward Griffin (The Creature from Jekyll Island).

I highly recommend these four books.

The Tuttle Twins Learn About the Law

The Tuttle Twins and the Creature From Jekyll Island

The Tuttle Twins and the Miraculous Pencil

The Tuttle Twins and the Food Truck Fiasco

 

Grandpa Reads Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims

December 16th, 2016
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“…’The captain don’t like passengers snooping’ around his ship!’ someone yelled behind us. We spun around and saw a sailor who wore an off-white long-sleeved shirt, a dingy orange vest, and a dark blue knit cap. He had a black scraggly beard and a thin scar along the side of his cheek……”

Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans
by Rush Limbaugh

 

Cellar of Affliction

December 16th, 2016

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