Teaching Children About Liberty - #SolutionsWatch

07/13/202169 Comments

I'm often asked if there are good resources out there for introducing children to the ideas of liberty, economics, self-ownership and other important topics. One book series that I've begun reading with my own children and that I can recommend is The Tuttle Twins. This series of books recounts the adventures of an intellectually precocious pair of twins learning about important philosophical and economic concepts. Today we talk to the series' author, Connor Boyack, about the books, how they can help you to open up important conversations with your children, and what's in store for the Tuttle Twins in the future.

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  1. SuperMom Belle says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank YOU.

  2. Nelson says:

    Yes! Tuttle Twins for younger kids (5-11). My 4yo granddaughter loves them and asks me to read them to her every time I visit. (Actually, not 4, not 4-1/2, but 4-3/4! as she will insist is her current age, lol)

    For pre-teens and older: Richard Maybury’s Uncle Eric books, http://www.richardmaybury.com/books.html

    And for mid-to-late teens and older, Larken Rose’s The Most Dangerous Superstition. https://themostdangeroussuperstition.com/

    Every kid reads all that, and they’re pretty well set down the right path.

  3. wolfgang says:

    How fitting: Just today – a newsletter by the “Art of Liberty Foundation” fluttered into my inbox, introducing a children’s book about Voluntarism:
    Check it out!

  4. Torus says:

    Thank you both!
    We are so looking forward to reading these stories with our children and learning along with them.
    I whole-heartedly feel that the Best Investments we can can make, are investing in our children; their skills, interests, education, and continued growth. Our time, money, attention and resources are never wasted when we invest in our kids’ emotional and physical well-being. We are their guides in this turbulent world, but lately I’ve felt a little lost myself… so I am grateful for the effort and creativity that has gone into this series. I think many of us need some fresh advice and resources to raise the next generation of liberated, sovereign, enlightened, resilient, empowered people.

    Here’s to a brighter future!

    p.s. coupon code 50DEAL worked today to get 50% off my bundle.

  5. sirka says:

    This was WONDERFUL.
    My kids grown now but I am going to read them for me! (And maybe future grandchildren, big on MAYBE).
    Thank you both for some sunshine in my world today.

  6. TruthSeeker says:

    Ron Paul provides a lot of resources for Home Schooling as well. There may be a reason why these books have slipped out under the radar.
    Children that learn from books are not being monitored by the all seeing computer, eh!

  7. Lauren Southern’s new book “The ABC’s of Morality” is pretty good too… https://www.amazon.com/ABCs-Morality-Lauren-Southern/dp/B091DYSFGY/

  8. Aphix says:


    Might be a bit of a blast from the past, but I picked up a few copies of ROLLERDOG years ago when you had Simon Krimms on (Interview 1020: https://www.corbettreport.com/interview-1020-simon-krimms-authors-an-anti-nwo-childrens-book/ ), and this episode reminded me to ask:

    Have you seen the prices for ROLLERDOG on Amazon nowadays?

    Take a wild guess…. now go higher… a lot higher…

    $902.81 for a *paperback!*: https://www.amazon.com/ROLLERDOG-Simon-Z-Krimms-2015-01-01/dp/B01A1N1RTI/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=rollerdog&qid=1626217741&s=books&sr=1-2

    Anyway, hope all is well; keep up the great work.

  9. Fact Checker says:

    Libertas Institute’s website is very interesting, too.

    They call themselves a “Think Tank,” but they look more like a legal advocacy fund, doing a lot of stuff that the ACLU SHOULD be (but isn’t) doing. Very diverse set of lobbying efforts, with agendas ranging from what I imagine must run the full spectrum from “easy [in Utah]” to “controversial [in Utah]” to “unpopular [in Utah].”

    Definitely looks like all-round impressive work from this outfit, even aside from the Tuttle oevre.

  10. A57 says:

    Perfect timing gentlemen. I was having a conversation with my daughter on how to talk to her children , I’m buying 3 for her today and I don’t know about anyone else but I swear James u are a mind reader. You are right on target consistently. Kind of blows my mind.


    • brian.s says:

      I highly recommend looking at Marshal Rosenberg on a video of him at work as an exemplar of a way of enabling (real) communication.
      That he founded the NVC (nonviolent communication) movement is not in itself the point nor should be pigeonholed as any kind of conflict-evasion masking (which is the old wine paradigm of masked and coded avoidance). I got one of his pamphlets called Raising Children Compassionately to find it was mostly transcripts of workshops I had seen.

      Language, Word and Result in perceptual responses is at the very heart of the complex conflicts that play out as be-lived broken ‘realities’.

  11. A57 says:

    My smartass teenage neighbor was here as I was watching this video and said if it was a comic book I’d buy it, food for thought.

    • brian.s says:

      You can run it through a filter and play with the voices.

      The tiny and diminishing attention span is a lock down against the vibrational qualities of living.

      My sense is that where there is a willingness, there will be a way of finding and being found that meets us where we are, including comic books.
      Those who are attracted to explore comic as vehicle for metacommunications (wonder and expanded appreciation for existence) are fulfilled and in a sense attracted by the need met.

  12. TimmyTaes says:

    Human Beings still have children? I thought only the elites and slaves had children.

  13. TimmyTaes says:

    I apologize for my negativity, but no grandchildren for me. “My line is ended!” My two kids are in their forties. No kids, no house, no car, no good jobs. I failed them somehow.
    LBJ, Nixon, inflation, stagflation, depressions, high interest rates….. death of the middle class without the sound money and with constant war.

    You want to educate the children? Go kill one of the bad guys. Put the war criminals and banksters on trial. Convict them, hang them for all to see.

    Until that happens…. evil will continue to reign over the Earth.

    • JulienK says:

      That’s rough. Just saying, with no idea of you or your situation…BUT. Hugh Heffner I;m pretty sure knocked up a bimbo in his 80s. Men have no expiration date, if the mind is willing and the flesh able… it aint too late.

  14. nosoapradio says:

    Is artificial intelligence a natural phenomenon if humans, presumably spontaneous emanations of nature, created it?

    Is central planning a natural consequence of previously existing spontaneous order?

    How much of what from the 8th floor appears to be spontaneous order, is in fact, the deft and intuitive orchestration of a camouflaged pyramidal hierarchy of central planners or social engineers who either dictate “the hidden hand” or who manage to operate outside of it? Or would this pyramidal, or rings-within-rings organization also be an expression of spontaneous order?

    What role would an inherent conscience and ethics and morality or the precepts of natural law play in this analysis? or conversely, the natural emergence and perpetuation of what today is known as “psychopathy”? Is pathology part of spontanous order like the plague, an asteroid or a volcanic eruption might be?

    These questions were spawned by my chronic difficulty in fully espousing the wonderous phenomenon of spontanous order as described in Read’s cult text I, Pencil.

    I suppose this so-called difficulty maybe ego-driven for the sake of argument or the mere result of boredom.

    And my questioning here is certainly not a (conscious) plea for central planning…

    But I find this reverent belief in the sanctity of spontaneous order especially paradoxical in people who believe that so much of human history has been the result of more or less hidden and meticulously organized conspiracies that often lead to the discouraging conclusion that many here have arrived at, namely that most humans would prefer to be told what to do and what to think, and would thus be naturally more inclined to gravitate towards centrally planned societies. Some would argue that this tendency is born of the tragedy that central planning has been the paradigm of choice over most of human history. And others would retort, if that is so, then why?

    I do believe that most people strive to cooperate, but having lived in a hippie commune as a pre-teen and teen, whose ideals ostentiously espoused equality and a collective disdain for hierarchies, I nevertheless watched as the dictators spontaneously emerged causing some to fare decidedly better than others in that otherwise cooperative and idealistic system.

    The notion of what exactly constitutes “coercion”, or its opposite, “voluntary participation”, also seem somewhat overlooked in this idyllic vision of spontaneous order…

    Or maybe I should just get the hell off this computer and go do something useful.

    • nosoapradio says:

      oops; The mutant word “ostentiously” was supposed to be “ostensibly” but apparently there was a disconnect between my mind’s ear and my fingers… hand-eye-inner ear coordination issues…or something…anyhow…

      • Fact Checker says:

        That’s what happens when you employ such ostentatious vocabulary!

        Anyway, what you were describing was aptly called “the interpenetration of opposites” by Marx. Every system contains within it the seed of its own destruction, just as every devastated wasteland contains within it the seed of the birth of something new. The yin and yang each contain an “eye” of the opposite’s color. Every phenomenon eventually reverts into its opposite, and that can happen as violently as a tree being chopped down and carved into a canoe, or it can happen as imperceptibly as a canoe gradually turning to dust, from which a new tree grows.

        • candlelight says:

          You are impressing me, Fact Checker…

          Goddammit! 🙂

          Seriously, very good stuff.

          I was going to tell er, nosoa… ah, no soap, ah, oh right, that’s right, no soap video… hmmmm. Nope…. Anyway, I was going to tell the former manbearpig that she probably could have used both terms and made perfect sense. The former the more conscious reflection, the latter more in the subconscious range:

          “…whose ideals [ostensibly and] ostentiously espoused equality and a collective disdain for hierarchies…”

          On another note, it’s a pity to hear that even hippie communities of yore ultimately evolved into mini dictatorships, albeit, not terribly surprising. Which can only mean that futurist utopian dreams of lovely voluntarist communities will eventually come down to what’s that thar in yer pipe yer smokin’, dude?

          Ah, if one had to guess.

    • mik says:

      “….get the hell off this computer and go do something useful.”

      I’m not sitting on your left shoulder to know the answer, but how I see this was well spent time.
      I was a bit annoyed with Connor, like I’m annoyed with many libertarians who think they have the Holy Grail, the Truth, simply because their analysis of nowadays mess makes so much sense (in a way). And unsubstantiated belief that solving things on micro-level(individual) will spontaneously solve things on macro-level(society), otherwise the focal point of the ‘left’. Well, I think the right way is to think with the concept individual/society (like ying/yang).

      Central planning or free market(btw. I don’t know which term is more loaded) is failed question. Both is necessary. Japan, Korea, Taiwan economic miracles have been centrally planned to huge extent. How to build electronic-chip factory like TSMC, enormously complex and expensive, without excessive planning? Btw., TSMC’s world market share is above 50% for high-end chips.

      Free market, as preached by libertarians, is unjustified abstraction, real economic activity of real people is bundled and crumpled into one pot, with nice sounding name and accompanied by a theory. In reality this is huge obfuscation, foremost, people don’t have the same power, hence negotiating power and result cannot be truly free market. It’s just so convenient to have a nice abstraction, where all pesky nuances are gone.

      Spontaneous order is the same or very similar to order in the nature. If pushing the idea of spontaneous order to hard then the problem with free will might arise.

      Bastiat demands a small state, that in fact figures as representative of society, that protects individual’s life, liberty and property. All this is just so natural…except when pesky leftards starts that property is a social construct. Most probably that was also a topic Bastiat debated with Proudhon. Society is just fine when it is abstracted in free market and state, where can be used and/or abused for personal gain, naturally, like stakeholder’s property. Who will see if stakeholder takes a bit more, at the end, it’s not a zero sum game. But society should not have any say when social constructs are constructed. This is a recipe for horror we are facing now. I’m not proponent of collectivism, but also not proponent of toothless society.

      I’m sure most libertarians wouldn’t give up on all amenities of modern life, but they are only possible because we live in highly structured and organized society where high level planning also has a role to play, particularly in big projects.

      I think majority of people are followers, not in a derogatory sense, just a fact. On this point some libertarian teachings are excellent to get max out of people. Just don’t know how libertarians could get individual/society is just a must.

    • mik says:

      to conclude

      If I’m very critical then I see some of this kids books as indoctrination.

      • nosoapradio says:

        This children’s book project is exciting and laudable but it could very well be a sort of indoctrination depending on the conversations that ensue but even so, it would be indoctrination within the context of a predominantly “big government” society with a black-out on inconvenient information, so akin to the “minority” dot in the yin/yang ‘interpenetration of opposites’ image that both you and Fact Checker evoked.

        In fact, what actually sent me furiously typing without prior thought, in addition to the exasperation with my lack of awe for I, Pencil, was the image evoked of this child in the potato chip aisle who saw such a wide diversity of choices and all the spontaneous order involved

        when all I could think of was pseudo-variety and the illusion of choice:

        “The illusion of diversity: visualizing ownership in the soft drink industry
        Background: Three firms control 89% of US soft drink sales [1]. This dominance is obscured from us by the appearance of numerous choices on retailer shelves. Steve Hannaford refers to this as “pseudovariety,” or the illusion of diversity, concealing a lack of real choice [2]. To visualize the extent of pseudovariety in this industry we developed a cluster diagram to represent the number of soft drink brands and varieties found in the refrigerator cases of 94 Michigan retailers, along with their ownership and/or licensing connections…
        Conclusion: The illusion of diversity in the soft drink industry extends beyond obscuring ownership, as its products are primarily water and sweeteners. More research is needed on the links between pseudovariety and the consumption of energy-dense, nutrient-poor substances.”


        But this article dates back to 2010. I’m sure things have drastically improved since then…(NOT!)

        • pearl says:

          Just hours ago I came across a link to this article called “The Tyranny of Choice”. I’ve only just begun, but here’s a portion which seems to jive with what you’re talking about:

          Rules are mandated, though they emerge first as options in the rich tapestry of consumer choice. For nearly 40 years we’ve been told, since the Reagan era and in the UK during the Thatcher premiership, about freedom of choice. Now we know why.

          It grew out of free-market dogma, supposedly putting the customer in control — choosing schools, for instance — as a way to promote better services through competition. In practice it was an utter failure. It was a charade, providing cover for deregulation in which ever-greater power went to corporations and public private partnerships that shredded constitutional notions of accountability and even legal recourse.

          There is a reason why it’s called the tyranny of choice. It let bureaucrats use the advertising techniques of focus groups and market testing to shape policy. Being easily manipulated these techniques became a backdoor for imposing agendas while claiming the people wanted them.


          • nosoapradio says:

            Hey Pearl!

            Wow, yea! Fascinating thesis that indeed, seems to go in the direction I was headed.

            I would’ve loved to see the break-down demonstration full of concrete examples, but its purpose was to present a practical manual on how to mitigate the invasiveness of the Covid Card rather than a demonstration of exactly how the “Tyranny of Choice” turns into a full blown Techno-tyranny. I’ve never been much of a practical person, my personality being built upon an underlying streak of caprice and impracticality, which will probably be my undoing… or already has been…time will tell.

            But the following phrase really stuck out:

            In the post-legislative world, changes to fundamental rights are made by stealth, fiat and, yes, through your apparent consent.

            I think this is the most crucial and insidious part of this whole scam.

            The idea that “they” need you to agree to enslavement and that consequently, through the manipulation of emotions and appetites, brainwashing, memes, slogans and marketing, “they” actually manage to get you to demand your own enslavement.

            For example, when on the verge of instituting the perhaps seemingly innocuous Covid Card/Pass, there is no debate or referendum on the ethical nature or desirability of this “emergency measure”. Instead, the illusory choice of either free vaccination or expensive “Covid testing” to prove “immunity” within this “pass” is imposed, in order to live, shop, attend cultural sites, travel and the rest of it. Instead of debating whether you should shoot yourself, “we” are essentially offered the false choice of how we would like to die. With a quick shot or slow, painful starvation?”

            and when, in this tyranny of choice, we “choose” one of these weapons, we are effectively accepting, signing on the dotted line for both the type of weapon used in our execution and our execution itself, that is the above-mentioned Health Pass, or Covid Card, or Immunity Passport, take your pick, with all its attendant information, as described in your link. Furthermore, for the so-called “anti-vaxxers”, as the slow starvation option seems to offer a way out of the shot, in choosing it, it camouflages the fact that we’re defacto accepting the health pass

            We’re ushered on our way to a single user identity, or SSO: a “single sign-on” scheme, like the ALICEM application Macron was trying to push through just before the engineered Covid crisis hit.

            So, thanks for your link and the opportunity to try to clarify my own undigested perceptions of current dilemmas. You were right on the money, as usual. Gotta go get some breakfast now before making that hamsterwheel spin.

            • nosoapradio says:

              So, I just now saw this twitter example in my email box of what I tried to explain above:

              In response to this:

              The unvaccinated will bear the brunt of the restrictions rather than everyone…from the beginning of august, the vax pass will be needed for coffee shops, restaurants, supermarkets, hospitals, trains, buses etc…

              NO WORDS

              Jul 13
              Replying to
              I cannot even begin to explain how I feel right now. To have the president of my country calmly declare a full-on police state..in a way even WORSE than the Nazi occupation of France..furious, shocked, disbelieving…I just cannot deal w/ this.


              was this:

              Jul 13
              Replying to
              OR a negative test.. you don’t need to get vaccinated, just get a test, the choice is yours. Also a comparison with the nazi occupation is so inaccurate. Criticism is always good but only in a proper manner.

              you see?

              The choice is yours.

              The tyranny of choice and of “the proper manner”…

            • nosoapradio says:

              in the following list:

              “…through the manipulation of emotions and appetites, brainwashing, memes, slogans and marketing, “they” actually manage to get you to demand your own enslavement….”

              I forgot the most insidious means:

              Peer pressure. Through social networks such as Twitter, for example.

            • nosoapradio says:

              So “Nat” was outraged about the Vax-pass and the reply deftly shifted the question away from the execution (the vax-pass) to the type of weapon to be used (vaccination or negative test).

              Wittingly and unwittingly this is what people are doing: annihilating the debate about the vax-pass itself and using the choice of vaccination or negative testing as a red-herring.

              If you see what I mean.

              It’s very insidious. Like shifting the debate towards a “lab-leak” to keep discussion away from a deliberate effort to create a “problem” in the “problem, reaction, solution” Modus Operandi, resulting in these invasion of privacy and freedom measures that no one would have accepted before covid, with ALICEM as proof.

              Having said that, there were gazillions of people in the streets of French cities yesterday, Bastille day, in protest of this so-called “pass”. As usual they are being portrayed in the media as vandals and police-attackers so they may be used to fallaciously “demonstrate” to screen-watchers why their cause is immoral.

            • pearl says:

              “I would’ve loved to see the break-down demonstration full of concrete examples,”

              Oh, I know! I realized when I went back to finish his article that I had jumped the gun and craved that his premise be fleshed out. I find his grasp and reflection of history so very exhaustive and capable. But wow! Your gleanings are just as thorough and insightful.

              Ever since the first shot of WWIII was fired against the global plebes, I’ve often reflected on a silly mental game my son often “tortured” us with when he was a boy: “Would You Rather…?” One of the more memorable choices was something along the lines of: would you rather be stranded on an ice floe with killer whales circling or trapped on the second floor of a burning house? “No, Ma! You haf to choose!!”

              It’s all so very chilling.

        • mik says:

          Agree, there is some net positive considering present situation even in Bastiat’s teachings.

          Illusion of diversity, yeah. This reminds me, I think this is from The Century of Self, of story when some Soviets came to US during detente in sixties. They went around observing and later came out with question: how do you achieve that all news are basically drawing the same line? Lack of diversity in free world, how come? It’s not just about cia.

          Going back to Bastiat….he said:
          “We cannot doubt that self-interest is the mainspring of human nature. It must be clearly understood that this word is used here to designate a universal, incontestable fact, resulting from the nature of man, and not an adverse judgment, as would be the word selfishness.”
          Sure, it’s not shit but it’s crap, but that’s not of utmost importance.
          So altruism, solidarity, empathy are just brainchild of limitless human creativity belonging to the platonic world of ideas. Ones I’ve spoken to a social worker (very very educated, indeed) and she claimed altruism is just disguised self-interest, one wants to feel good helping. Holy shit, bastiat on steroids. She was indoctrinated, no doubt. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed similar ideas in many people.
          I hope this shit is not in kids book.

          With such a world view, you can only have “a society” of atomized individuals, that can easily be manipulated by definition, because glue is missing. They can stratify us limitlessly how they please. That’s what we experience now.

          • nosoapradio says:

            Well before I get to your remark below which will require my full attention and cognitive capacity to comprehend,

            I believe I finally just understood your message above!

            And I believe that I wholeheartedly agree!

            I realized not so long ago, partially thanks to posts linking to C.S. Lewis’s philosophical writings (yours as I recall?)

            that if there is no inherent existence of morality then it’s impossible to be immoral and pedophiles are perfectly correct to give full sway to their profoundly destructive desires.

            If there is no fundamental reality of right and wrong belonging to the DNA, the very fabric of the universe, that has existed as long as the universe itself has existed,

            then there’s absolutely nothing wrong with enslaving and ultimately destroying humanity and everything else all together.

            It would make absolutely no difference at all.

            And so I’ve decided to interpret my innate sense of beauty as an indication that my sense of right and wrong, of the horrifying and the ugly, of acceptable and unacceptable all came along before any human attempt to teach it to me was ever made.

            Yes, if there is no sense of universal, inherent right and wrong, humanity can be reasoned into atomization, splattering all over the prison walls of empty and amoral absurdity.

            bleak asked me what I believe in. I’d say I believe in the incredible, colossal fact of the consciousness of my own amazing existence in an awe-inspiring universe.

            And the experience of awe itself seems to imply the existence of the sacred, of beauty, of wonderful and horrifying, of right and wrong as it brings with it a sense of gratitude and even pain: because in the awe-inspired question “how can all this possibly exist” is the haunting implication of its opposite, its absence: the absence of consciousness, of existence and of the universe, instilling a sense of inherent preference, desire and thus responsability to make it endure and thus of right and wrong.

            So thanks for your insights and I’ll try to get to your yin/yang distinction below between classes!

            • mik says:

              C.S. Lewis was not from me, too analytical for my taste.
              I think I use ying/yang in it’s original eastern meaning. Western philosophy is too much oriented towards Self, individual(E.Levinas).

              You brought morality to the mix, coooool, I prefer to use the word ethics.

              Yes concur, basics of ethics are innate to us. In support of the thesis I say: “Goodness. Do you understand?” Only the worst specimen of nihilists/skeptics don’t get it, others have problem with definition, but they intuitively understand.
              So much praised Enlightenment is the beginning of decay. Ok, there was Kant, but I have a feeling that all alive from his ideas is subjectivism, which embraced by post-modernity degenerated into perversion and absurdity. Nietzsche must not be missed from rant, self-centered provocateur who dismissed ethics altogether.

              Going back to Bastiat and his idea of primacy of self-interest: How to put to this framework categorical imperative (Kant), duty to act ethically. Yes, duty literally. Is in this framework a place for other human being, real human being that is not just a means to an end, without whom ethics as relational thing is meaningless.
              Also, how to establish something universal and ethics has to be universal to be meaningful, when today every ass is entitled to its gaseous opinion.

              “If there is no fundamental reality of right and wrong belonging to the DNA, the very fabric of the universe, that has existed as long as the universe itself has existed, then there’s absolutely nothing wrong with enslaving and ultimately destroying humanity and everything else all together.”

              mmmmmmmmmmmm, this reminds me on Dostoevsky:

              “If God is dead, then anything is possible”

              Well, can we go on without God?
              I think we can, but not without Belief, Conviction.

              Belief is also under attack, you know: Facts, Science….

            • pearl says:

              Very minor detail on source: it’s “Duck” who promotes C.S. Lewis.

              Carry on! 🙂

        • mik says:


          just realized
          about ying/yang, mine and fact checker’s
          There is a big difference, he is talking about opposites, I’m talking about wholeness, unity constituted of two opposites.

    • brian.s says:

      Artifice to Art is a modelling or copy that lacks qualities of being or perhaps adulterates and dilutes to a degraded derivative substitute for being set in image and form. Ergo : ego.

      Art as “To Be’.
      Thou Art that That!

      Our creative expression as being is then masked and filtered to a mindset of levels of self-definition – from which are our ‘results’.
      Self defined in lack generates an abundance of lack, because that which goes forth to multiply is based in and expressive of its foundation.

      A split mind seems then to split our foundation, or source, to the experience of a driven destiny that reiterates or resets itself in the very attempt to ‘complete’.

      But WHO told you you were naked? (or lacking or susceptible to fear and threat).

      The masking mind is set in concepts that are derivative to a currency of symbol that is derivative to an original association beneath a complex of what has become ‘dead’ structure.

      Living relationship is the art of being, but not without patterns that serve and embody or express that shared worth, value or appreciation.
      The substitution of artifice is where the mind interjects a masking in virtue or alignment to a social ideal or acceptance and becomes accepted currency. Hence the ideal of cooperative must recognise the patterns that ‘use’ others to take leadership roles and then ‘use’ them as scapegoats or blameworthy for failing to support our ego of expectations.

      However I recognise spontaneous order as the Natural underlying Fact or Synchronicity, that we are all adept in masking as a broken and displaced self and world, in which misalignments or imbalance and dissonance may seem to frame and drive existence as some kind of machine of death (if looked at beneath the bonnet).

      I was originally going to recommend a perhaps unusual source of succinct wisdom that in my view addresses your worthy questions and observations.

      You know when you are operating free willingly or under a coercive sense of struggle. But there are times when you choose not to know, such as if your freedom to persist in an invested identification is ‘threatened’ by change that has associations in pain of loss.

      Regardless ‘most people’ you are your own field of responsibility as your part within a greater whole that is far more than any quantum of parts. My sense is that neglected responsibility generates crisis, that can be ‘parked out’ in time and space, temporarily, but as increasing burden of death and taxes.

      That which is truly First has been put off to last, as result of exploring experience of limitation, division, and rules given priority.
      Breakdown of structure can be seen as death and destruction from identity in form, but as a spiritual expression of being, releases old habits to allow seeding renewal. You may say how do we do that, and I say how can you do anything else and truly live? For what we do is not the driver of reality but our own integration of what we have lived and learned or accepted as being (true of us).

  15. MagicBullet says:

    Plan to order them. Book is $10, International Priority is $42, may need to order on Amazon, painful but great idea!

    What about a 911 book? Try to get banned!

  16. J.P. Wheeler says:

    Need to tap the CR community for help finding a website, a bit off subject. Does anyone remember a website, I can’t remember the name of it, that was posted here awhile back; it was an informational site talking about the risks of vaccinating your children. It had a video on the front page talking about the risks associated with vaccines, the guy who created the site talks about his own experiences. I can’t remember if Corbett posted it as a link on one of his videos or a member did in the comments section? I’d like to find it again for my sister to watch.
    Thank you guys! Any help would be appreciated!!

  17. HomeRemedySupply says:

    As someone who was once in the book business (only new books via wholesale/retail stores/online), I am very impressed with the quantity of “Tuttle Twins” books sold! (Over 2 1/2 million books sold.)
    That is a stellar accomplishment for a small, independent publisher.
    I know.
    I’ve seen the attrition of many small publishers. I used to purchase their new books (overstock, returns, hurts, etc.) for 5 or 10 cents on the retail dollar.
    In big book warehouses, I’ve seen crews of workers opening fresh boxes and then tearing the cover off of brand new paperback books of the grocery store mass market best sellers (e.g. Stephen King) and filling truckload-sized containers with the spent book for trash/recycle. The warehouse would send the cover back to the publisher for credit.

    I think Teaching Children About Liberty – #SolutionsWatch underscores some very important aspects in bettering conditions for the future.
    It is ideas and concepts which shape future conditions.
    Books, especially books for children, are an excellent tool.

    Heck, these books can be great gifts for any family, or wonderful donations to the hometown library. These books are an excellent stealth dissemination tool.
    I bought two sets of “Tuttle Twins” today (the 2nd set is very deeply discounted).

    On Wednesday July 14, 2021, LewRockwell.com featured:
    Teaching Children About Liberty – “Solutions Watch” with James Corbett

    For me personally, I love reading children’s books with pictures, especially when it has educational content. It is relaxing, without the intimidation of big words and heavy phrases.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      If anyone has not watched Economics in One Image, I strongly encourage them to watch the 5 minute video (see show notes above). “I, Pencil” links are referenced there at “Economics in One Image”.

      I’ve always enjoyed the audio version of I, Pencil.
      It is like beautiful poetry, an aesthetic 15 minutes. https://fee.org/media/14901/read-i-pencil.mp3

  18. liz.h says:

    Yes, this is exactly what I have been looking for! In the process of planning for our 2nd year of homeschooling this fall, these will be perfect.

  19. Zatoichi says:

    this is awesome thank you for sharing this! I had no idea such books were out there. I bought three books as well to start with for my son. Looking forward to reading them to him

    • HEDGE110 says:

      Excellent Zatoichi. I purchased the combo to read with my 6 year old daughter. I have recently been saying to her “you know, life hasn’t always been like this…”

  20. scpat says:

    What Connor Boyack and his team are doing is extremely powerful. Ideas are powerful. Obviously that’s why the system has spent so much money, time, and effort to teach children the wrong ideas. And now here we are.

    During the interview I was marveling at how ideas planted now, grow and mature over time and produce fruit that may be seen decades or centuries later. Bastiat wrote The Law in the mid 19th century. Now, near two centuries later a children’s book is written from it’s ideas, which is planting seeds that will develop years from now. The rebels of the future that humanity will rely on to fight for freedom are being born now, and will be born in 10, 20, 50, 100 years from now.

  21. nosoapradio says:

    These books are the kind of inspiring project I would love to translate into French.

    But, despite all the demonstrations in French cities against the so-called “Health pass” yesterday, Bastille day, I’m not sure the French are ready for these sorts of informative libertarian children’s books.

    But that’s just judging from my own somewhat limited entourage.

    • Cody says:

      Hi there, Great idea! I was thinking the same thing if they have translations for EU countries: I would like to translate it into Dutch with the help of my brother in law who is a childrens book author.

      Where can I pitch this idea and/or support this initiative? Althought with book sales like that he must be very happy: well deserved fortunes!

  22. alucientes says:

    Unfortunately, the creators themselves have a child-like level understanding of economics in the way they promote capitalism while attacking socialism.

    • westerncivic says:

      Agreed… also, I should go back and look, but I don’t think James showed himself during the video when Connor was blowing all his Utah “socialism” dog whistles… see my below comment on Connor.

  23. westerncivic says:

    Knowing Connor somewhat from Utah politics, I wish him well to a degree. But folks should know he has developed a bit of a reputation in Utah after selling out the people on their referenda results at the request of the mormon church. He’s a politician now.

    Sorry, but being an American Yellow Vest, we dont let attacks on actual democracy, such as what Connor did, slide.

    Also, Anarcho-Capitalism is the very basis of the dystopian status quo. And new currency is nothing more than a prison paint job.


    • Steve Smith says:

      westerncivic , would you explain what you mean here.

      “Also, Anarcho-Capitalism is the very basis of the dystopian status quo.”

      Serious question because I guess I am not able to focus well enough at this point in the evening. But I thought Anarcho-Capitalism was a good thing.

      Does Anarcho-Capitalism not mean what I thought it meant?

      • Fact Checker says:

        westerncivic is a democrat (small “d”) meaning s/he is a statist first and foremost. Therefore, s/he derides and vilifies Anarcho-Capitalism, which is the rejection of a state and its presumed legitimacy.

        I don’t know why s/he is on Corbett at all, except to be a contrarian/troll.

        • westerncivic says:

          I’ve been called many things, some deserved. But please don’t call me a Democrat. 🤦‍♂️

          I will never vote for a politician of any stripe again.

        • westerncivic says:

          Ok… “small d”

          Yes, democracy.

          Your only hope for ever getting rid of the state in any civilized manner.

          • Steve Smith says:

            “Yes, democracy. Your only hope for ever getting rid of the state in any civilized manner.“

            By which you mean pure democracy of some sort? Maybe everyone having access to the internet or something?
            What sort of system could ensure democracy?

            I would really like to understand what you mean by this.

            • westerncivic says:

              Yes. Real direct democracy. Here’s an old canned spiel of mine… while we *should* be able to use an internet for these purposes as described in this video from France, its clear that we need to go low tech for right now, as the current internet is controlled by the… enemy:

              Every American needs to review the Declaration of Independence and Eisenhower’s speech on the military industrial complex.

              No politician is gonna fix this. And we don’t have much time.

              The oligarchs are trying to incite civil war so we don’t fight them.

              “Political representation” is obsolete.

              Reminder :

              The people have the natural right to form or abolish any government for the purpose of ensuring their own security and sustainability.
              On this July 14, 2019, National Day, We, the people of France, once again declare our inalienable sovereignty.
              With constancy and obstinacy, the people of France, with or without a vest, denounced the corruption of the republic and the illegitimacy of this false representative democracy.
              Access to information, induced by the advent of modern communication technologies, allowed us to make a lucid observation of the uselessness and even of the harmful character of the political representation set up as a system, almost always concussionnary, subservient to the big world bank and the military-industrial complex which enslave the peoples of the whole world.
              Everyone has the right to speak for themselves. Collective decision-making through citizen structures freed from the republican yoke can now be achieved.
              We hereby declare that we have the right to do so in every corner of France, in our districts, our municipalities, our cities and our provinces.
              In order to restore the destiny and sovereignty of the French people, we hereby proclaim the first direct democracy in France and we invite all the citizens of France who love justice and freedom to meet in constituent assemblies, new institutions which will see the light of day soon in each province of France. Everyone can thus bring their own skills and expertise to the established democratic structure in order to determine together the rules of our mutual ties.

              We will not go back.

              National Council of Vests meeting in Paris, July 14, 2019


              Le peuple a le droit naturel de constituer ou de supprimer tout gouvernement aux fins d’assurer sa propre sécurité et sa pérennité.
              En ce 14 juillet 2019, jour de Fête nationale, Nous, peuple de France, déclarons une nouvelle fois notre souveraineté inaliénable.
              Avec constance et opiniâtreté, le peuple de France, avec ou sans gilet, a dénoncé la corruption de la république et l’illégitimité de cette fausse démocratie représentative.
              L’accès à l’information, induit par l’avènement des technologies modernes de communication, nous a permis de faire le constat lucide de l’inutilité et même du caractère néfaste de la représentation politique érigée en système, presque toujours concussionnaire, inféodée à la grande banque mondiale et au complexe militaro-industriel qui asservissent les peuples du monde entier.

              [SNIP – Please keep comments to 500 words or less. Longer comments can be split into multiple posts. -JC]

        • westerncivic says:

          And I’m not a statist.

          And I have never seen Corbett explicitly state he’s an AnCap… though it appears likely.

          I’m here for the info.

      • westerncivic says:

        The economic system we have now was intended to be, in a nut shell, a “free” market… and we’ve all been pounded with much ballyhoo about all that, when in fact, as we know, it was intended to support the furtherance of royal capital.

        And essentially that’s what anarcho-capitalism does… allows royalty (we call them billionaires now) to run amok.

        We are powerless to fix any of this without democracy…

        Think about it. Every human decision made all day long every day is controlled by money directly or indirectly… which is nothing more than a royal psy-op of the highest order. We are literally slaves to it.

        But sure, some new flavored money will fix everything. 🤦‍♂️


        We need a People’s referendum on accepting a modern articulation of natural human rights that includes individual sovereignty over any data one’s existence creates, and the inalienanle right to political self representation in any decision that portends authority over the individual… in addition to refurbishing the Magna Carta tradition and incorporating indigenous understandings of anarchy.

        From there, where desired, we can all bring our best ideas in egalitarian fashion for the betterment of all of us… including abolition of inhuman institutions.

        The Chileans and French are just ahead of the rest of us right now. #RiC

  24. Alchemist says:

    This was great. I was hoping to see Connor on the show. Antiganda for kids! Lol this is esp important to read with your kids if they attend public school. That said, more importantly than teaching kids what to think is teaching them how to think.

  25. Torus says:

    I wasn’t sure whether to share this here or on the open summer thread, but as this pertains to children, I thought this was the place.

    Today- July 19, 2021
    American Academy of Pediatrics recommends masks for all children 2 and older.


    I don’t even have the words for how disappointing and sickening this is!!! The phrase “Child Abuse” isn’t inclusive enough for this torture method.

    The immediate psychological ramifications of constant child-masking are only beginning to be known. And the long term consequences will be substantial (to say the least). This is a psyop aimed at de-humanizing and de-moralizing our most impressionable and vulnerable. It will touch every aspect of their social perception.
    What will happen to ideas of trust, empathy, verbal and non-verbal communication, safety, autonomy, and friendship?

    I could go on a rant, but I know most of you can see how damaging and damning this is!
    Feeling heartbroken

  26. Kzal says:

    loved it! I need to get these books for my daughter.

  27. brian.s says:

    Of all the qualifiers to this topic, i add that what we truly teach is always by example. Where thought word and deed align, we model freedom of aligned purpose.
    Where what we say conflicts with what we are seen to do, we teach dissociation of a split allegiance.

    Children are free, just as we are free, but are already in a learned world of mostly tacit masking agreements or rules by which to ‘survive; inner and outer conflicts.

    I mentioned Marshal Rosenberg in comments already as an example of uncovering broken communication to a freedom of real relationship.
    the ‘abused’ do not always know they reiterate their own patterns – even in the attempt to make sure that they dont! Children can be used to justify or validate our own sense of lack or deprivation AND buy into it as a love that has yet to identify clearly in human responsibility.

    Liberty is set against slavery, but freedom is a gift of our being.
    That we can override or deny our being is itself part a freedom to choose rather than mechanically and mindlessly obey. Hence even at personal level a freedom to recognise and align rather than be tooled blind.
    Polarities seen as separate and exclusive will reinforce each other as two sides of one (hidden) thing.
    The tension and release of a charged condition can be and is used to drive the engine of lack-driven sense of control that cannot exist as a monopole because there is no singularity at the level of the body/world.

    We learn by teaching. Not by modelling in search of funding for applications that turn out to be unworkable but so invested in as to be ‘protected narratives’.
    The current time is taking the experience of reversal or inversion to it tipping point. The unworkable in truth cannot be ‘sustainable’ or offer a foundation for future development. No matter how much the invested identity is masked in ‘sustainability’ as a code word for sacrifice to its blind god.

    Joy in being is not ‘selfish’ but shine of itself – unselfconsciously – through our doings. Others are touched or reminded as they are open to receive. Again this can be unselfconscious. Likewise honesty in the way we seek to resolve conflicts.
    Spirituality does not wait on any conceptual ‘understanding and application’ relative to problem-solving, and often comes in when we forget to struggle or force answer in our terms.

  28. justsaying says:

    Maybe we should leave the children alone? Playing with dirt, climbing trees, discovering the world by themselves without adults making them think one way or another?

    If what they learn at school bothers you (it does bother me too), don’t send them to one. Let them play in the garden instead.

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