At a standard political hot-air snoozefest, a typical politician was making the usual empty promises that his inspired plan for spending taxpayer dollars would bring huge economic and cultural benefits to the rest of us. Magic Multipliers, right? I turned to a fellow standing next to me, who happened to be a lawyer, and remarked… Continue reading Politics Applies To Thee, Not Me
I’m a fan of this Voluntaryist comic. Enjoy!
In a time when libertarians sought for more meaningful entertainment and positive ways to engage the culture around them, one person stepped forward with a unique comic series that explores what it truly means to be free! It’s the Voluntaryist Comic – an epic story of a superhuman hero who finds himself pitted against dastardly foes, giant monsters and timely super-villains almost ripped from the headlines of today! According to the Voluntaryist “About” page, “the purpose of this comic is to give a sense of what is going on in America and, in addition, to offer the reader inspiration that something can be done to stop the coming dystopian future. It also promotes voluntaryist values in the narrative. (If you don’t know what that is, simply google the ‘Non-aggression principle.’) The idea for the comic was created by Voluntaryist fanatic and costumer Jamie S., whose passion for liberty is only matched…
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Wikileak's Vault 7 release of information about the CIA's cyberwarfare operations confirmed what many computer professionals have suspected. The target of the CIA's cyberwarfare operation is you, dear readers. The CIA was not improving the security of your smartphones, your laptops, and your computers. No, it was searching for ways to hack your devices. Once… Continue reading In America, TV Watch You
by Tammy Drennan
Education is critical for many reasons – creating clear thinkers and confident, self-directed individuals, career success, bettering the world.
But guess what? It’s not rocket science.
Theoretically, it is rocket science. Economically, it is rocket science. Politically, it is rocket science. The many-faceted education industry needs education to be rocket science. If it’s not, they’re doomed.
Well, it’s not. But that’s a fact buried so deep and covered in so much unmentionable stuff, that millions of parents are prevented from taking their kids back by sheer, innocent ignorance.
Before Clara Barton made a name for herself taking care of soldiers during the Civil War, she was a teacher – without any training!! Not only was she a teacher, she started schools. She succeeded where everyone said she couldn’t.
Ms. Barton started a school at a factory. Her students – over 70 of them – ranged from 4-year-olds…
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Time to stop marching, time to do what’s right.
The annual Phi Delta Kappan poll on American attitudes about education is out for 2016.
The bad news for children attending failing schools is that 84% of Americans think the schools should be kept open and improved.
Haven’t we been trying that for decade upon decade — at the expense of millions of futures, millions of children?
How is it so acceptable to the vast majority of Americans to keep youngsters in hyper-substandard schools while adults battle it out over reforms and the contracts and power attached to them?
It’s time for parents to stop marching outside their kids’ schools with signs and take their kids back. They couldn’t possibly do a worse job of educating them. It’s the one thing that can be done today — literally — to salavage the potential of millions of young lives.
Parents are the answer, should they choose to take ownership of their…
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One of the most viral posts this year involved a parent humbly begging the Crown for permission to take their child on an educational trip without risking the threat of force. The post reproduced a letter to a parent. The principal who signed that letter thought this highly unfair, since her goals were allegedly aligned… Continue reading May It Please The Crown, Let Our Children Go
Quite understandably, most people now deeply distrust the government. Many of these same folks have become aware of the extent to which crony capitalism - an unholy marriage of State and private interests - impedes and impoverishes their lives. Up to this point, libertarians such as myself can say "welcome to the club." But here things oft… Continue reading Liberty: Enemy of Crony Capitalism
The most common question for home educators, by far, is "What about socialization?" I'm always shocked. Socialization was always the least of my concerns. It's a big world out there. Let kids out in the world, and they'll socialize with everybody. Humans are inherently social; socialization is as natural as walking and talking. Actually, socialization… Continue reading Socialization is Normal
Random comment from the 'Net: "I think a tax break for home schooled families is a great idea. However, you forget that we live in a community, and no man is an island. Those families do benefit from living in a community where others are educated." Whoa! This argument cuts both ways: the community arguably… Continue reading Home Education: Public Benefit?
A standard argument for government provision of education is that it would otherwise be under-provided. The theory is that, since one's education also benefits other people, one who purchases education for one's own self would only pay enough for the benefits to oneself. If we take this argument seriously, we must determine how much education… Continue reading Pedants: Converting Good to Bad