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Economics, United States History, and Government for your high school student

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. A Basic History of the United States, 6 Volumes by Clarence B. Carson, first published 1983-2004 by American Textbook Committee, now published by Boundary Stone For your highschoolers I recommend Clarence B. Carson’s A Basic History of the United States. The […]

More books teaching economics to children

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. 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 […]

Farewell to Thomas Sowell and a recommended economics textbook

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. 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 […]

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

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. 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 […]

The Tuttle Twins and the Creature from Jekyll Island

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. What kind of creature can steal your money? Join Ethan and Emily Tuttle in their exciting third adventure, as they uncover the curious mystery of how a powerful creature is stealing their grandparents’ hard-earned savings, and how the twins are also […]

Economics for Boys and Girls

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Here is the Foundation for Economic Education‘s founder … strongly linking economics and character development … Economics for Boys and Girls Lessons for the Young Economist is the best introduction to economics for the young reader. It covers both pure economic theory and also how markets work.

Clichés of Socialism

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Taken from: Clichés of Socialism by various authors, published in 1970 by the Foundation for Economic Education “When a devotee of private property, free market, limited government principles states his position, he is inevitably confronted with a barrage of socialistic clichés. Failure to answer these has effectively silenced many a spokesman for freedom. Here are […]

A Response to Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Tenets of Progressivism

Monday, August 18th, 2014

“What are our values?” Warren asked the audience, some of whom held up “Run Liz Run” signs. “What does it mean to be a progressive?” She went on to outline 11 tenets of progressivism: My response is in italics: 1. “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to […]

Economics Seminar for Students

Friday, September 20th, 2013

On November 4, the Mises Institute is holding an online conference on the Austrian School’s theory of economic growth. This will be a high-level seminar. It is aimed at homeschool students. You must register to attend, but attendance costs nothing. The information is here.

Rand Paul’s Reading Suggestions

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Below is a short list of suggested titles for a student, or anyone else interested in learning more about freedom and the role of government in a free society. Taken from Rand Paul’s web site. The Road to Serfdom, Friedrich A. Hayek The Conscience of a Conservative, Barry Goldwater Human Action, Ludwig von Mises Conceived […]

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