Home School vs. Government School Cage Match: How One Couple Won At Both – LOF #10

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Home School vs. Government School Cage Match: How One Couple Won At Both

Home school vs. government school: Home school parents and veterans of the Government’s Day Prisons For Kids Age 5-18 join me to discuss both sides of the education equation. We also crush three major myths about home schooling.

Here’s what you’ll hear about in this episode:

  • The history of compulsory education, and how it came to America
  • Why government schools are not interested in teaching kids how to think critically, and think for themselves (and what they do instead)
  • The best option to government schools
  • What happened when Brian and Carrie’s young son declined to take off his jacket in school (and what they did in response)
  • Bully government school teacher terrifies children
  • How one kid outsmarted the government school system (he didn’t learn how to do it in school!)
  • Why Brian and Carrie let their kids decide whether to home school or go to public schools
  • A great question to ask kids: “Who owns you?”
  • Why parents don’t need to be “qualified” teachers in order for their kids to learn in home school
  • How elements of unschooling and traditional learning can be combined to create a superior learning environment
  • Free and low-cost home school curriculum resources
  • How your child can earn two associates degrees by the time she’s 18
  • Why kids learn more when they focus on their interests and passions
  • An $8 per month membership you can use to supplement other learning materials (you might be a member already!)
  • Why catering to your child’s particular learning style is more effective than the government’s archaic, rigid, one-size-fits-all classrooms
  • How the learning experience can be crushed by the reward AND punishment of conventional letter grades
  • The difference between education and learning
  • Three myths about home schooling, debunked
  • How and why to make home schooling work financially 
  • And much more!

Get free home school learning materials from Khan Academy.

Join the Ron Paul Home School Curriculum here and claim Tom Woods’ bonuses valued at $160.

Two more home school curriculum options: the Robinson Curriculum and the completely free All in One Home School.

Considering home schooling your kids? Make sure you know the laws and policies in your state with the help of the Home School Legal Defense Association.

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If you want a FREE copy of my book Petty Little Tyrants, and Other Essays, go to LibertariansOnFire.com/book.

Most music on Libertarians On Fire is courtesy of Bill Palmer’s TV Killers. To hear more of Bill’s music, please visit his Bandcamp page.

Libertarians On Fire is covered by a BipCot No Goverment license. It can be reused by anyone except governments and government agents and employees.

Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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Adventures In Nicaragua: Energy Economist Confronts Howler Monkey – LOF #9

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Adventures In Nicaragua: Energy Economist Confronts Howler Monkey

Join me as I talk with my guest Brandon, an economist studying rural energy poverty. Brandon recently returned from a month-long trip to Nicaragua, and he shares his adventures with us.

Here’s what you’ll hear about in this episode:

  • Tom Woods mentions Libertarians On Fire during The Tom Woods Show and then again in an email to his list
  • Why Brandon joined the military (and why he wished he hadn’t)
  • How Brandon talked his brother out of joining the military using a clever form of reverse psychology
  • The book Brandon read that instantly made him want a PhD in economics
  • Keynesian economics vs. Austrian economics: how they’re different and which is better
  • Why Milton Friedman jumped the shark on monetary policy
  • How Brandon navigated the land mines of learning economics from statist professors 
  • The book that launched Brandon on his libertarian journey, and led him to take an interest in energy poverty
  • A dead libertarian who renounced violence and became a staunch anti-war activist 
  • Modern energy that the first world takes for granted (and what people in the developing world have to deal with)
  • How a single solar-powered light bulb changed a family’s life
  • Why US government foreign policy since the mid-1800s still adversely affects the lives of people in Nicaragua to this day
  • The mistake some people make when they conflate the State with the nation 
  • What happened when Brandon confronted a howler monkey (and what they have in common with humans)
  • Why it’s easy to catch a cab in Nicaragua
  • Free-market agorism at work in a socialist economy
  • How crafty entrepreneurs take advantage of the US Coast Guard
  • And much more!

Watch Alex Epstein shred Senator Barbara Boxer during a congressional hearing.

Read Jeffrey Sachs’ The End of Poverty, the book that made Brandon want to pursue a PhD in economics.

Connect with the Show

To connect with the show, send me an email.

You can also follow the show on Facebook and Twitter.

If you’d like to be on the show, click here to use your phone or your computer.

If you want a FREE copy of my book Petty Little Tyrants, and Other Essays, go to LibertariansOnFire.com/book.

Most music on Libertarians On Fire is courtesy of Bill Palmer’s TV Killers. To hear more of Bill’s music, please visit his Bandcamp page.

Libertarians On Fire is covered by a BipCot No Goverment license. It can be reused by anyone except governments and government agents and employees.

Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

P.S. If you’d like to help ignite the fires of freedom, subscribe to the show so you can get new episodes delivered to you automatically every Friday morning! Click one of the buttons below to subscribe.

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Welcome Tom Woods Listeners and Email Subscribers!

Tom Woods Listeners and Email Subscribers – Welcome!

When I checked my email this morning, I couldn’t believe what I saw!

Tom had crafted his daily email today around the feedback I gave him about the incredible results that I enjoyed after Tom mentioned Libertarians On Fire on his show. What a thrill!

Thanks for checking out the Libertarians On Fire podcast!

I know you have many choices of podcasts to listen to — and a finite amount of time! — so I hope you enjoy the show!

Please give me some feedback via email or social media.

To connect with the show, send me an email.

You can also follow the show on Facebook and Twitter.

If you’d like to be on the show, click here to use your phone or your computer.

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Peace,

Rick Rivers

Tom Woods Listeners – Welcome!

Tom Woods Listeners – Welcome!

Thanks for checking out the Libertarians On Fire podcast!

I know you have many choices of podcasts to listen to — and a finite amount of time! — so I hope you enjoy the show!

Please give me some feedback via email or social media.

To connect with the show, send me an email.

You can also follow the show on Facebook and Twitter.

If you’d like to be on the show, click here to use your phone or your computer.

If you want a FREE copy of my book Petty Little Tyrants, and Other Essays, go to LibertariansOnFire.com/book.

If you’d like to help ignite the fires of freedom, subscribe to the show so you can get new episodes delivered to you automatically every Friday morning! Click one of the buttons below to subscribe.

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Peace,

Rick Rivers

From Republican to Libertarian in 24 Short Years – LOF #1

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From Republican to Libertarian in 24 Short Years

Hear about my journey from child Republican to Libertarian to libertarian to internet essay writer to podcaster in the debut episode of “Libertarians On Fire,” THE weekly podcast dedicated to promoting peace and individual liberty, while opposing the tyranny and wars of the State.

Look for a new episode every Friday morning, beginning on July 1.

To connect with the show, send me an email.

You can also follow the show on Facebook and Twitter.

If you’d like a FREE copy of my book Petty Little Tyrants, and Other Essays, go to LibertariansOnFire.com/book.

To see the entire presentation by Gene Burns to the Libertarian Party of Georgia from 1991, go to LibertariansOnFire.com/gene.

The audio clip from the Gene Burns presentation is courtesy of Libertarianism.org.

All music on Libertarians On Fire is courtesy of Bill Palmer’s TV Killers. To hear more of Bill’s music, please visit his Bandcamp page.

Libertarians On Fire is covered by a BipCot No Goverment license. It can be reused by anyone except governments and government agents and employees.

Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

P.S. If you’d like to help ignite the fires of freedom, subscribe to the show so you can get new episodes delivered to you automatically every Friday morning! Click one of the buttons below to subscribe.

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