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The Way the World Works: A Tuttle Twins Podcast for Families

Author: Connor Boyack

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From the trusted team behind the Tuttle Twins books, join us as we tackle current events, hot topics, and fun ideas to help your family find clarity in a world full of confusion.
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38. What Is Taxation?

38. What Is Taxation?

2020-09-2117:07

We've all probably heard the term taxation before from our adults, but what does it really mean and why does everyone seem to hate this word so much?
Some people might not know this, but there is a practice known as "civil asset forfeiture" that actually allows police officers to take money and property from you without ever having to convict you of a crime in a court. How did this practice come to be and what can individuals like us do to change these laws and make sure that law enforcement doesn't have too much power?
In previous episodes, Connor and Brittany have talked about the Bill of Rights and how important it is to protecting us against governments that try to infringe on our rights. Today we talk about the Second Amendment included in the Bill of Rights, the right to bear arms.
When we think of political parties, we usually think of Republicans or Democrats. But what do these terms mean, and is there really a big difference between political parties?
Some kids go to public schools while others go to private school. Some kids are even homeschooled. What is the difference in these different types of schools and is one better than the other? In this episode, Connor and Brittany talk about all the different types of schooling and explain the problems with public schooling.
A lot of people are talking about police officers and whether or not they should have so much power.
It may seem a bit unfair that some people have a lot of money while other people are very poor. But why does this happen in the first place? And should governments get involved and try to make everyone equal?
Many people believe that without government, we wouldn't have access to things that are usually classified as "public goods." From libraries to roads, many like to use this argument to prove the government's growing presence in our lives. But we are surrounded by examples of private companies and individuals providing the same services that governments have historically provided, only the private sector often does it much better.
These days, it's hard to always believe what you hear on the news, especially since the information is different depending on what channel you're watching. But with so much misinformation out there, how can we be sure that the news we are getting is true?
29. What Is "The Law?"

29. What Is "The Law?"

2020-08-3116:02

What are individual rights, and where do they come from? Should the government help people, or should we?
On today's episode, Brittany and Connor talk to Elijah Stanfield, the illustrator of the Tuttle Twins.
Why do wars and foreign conflict happen? Today, Connor and Brittany explain why countries sometimes fight and how a principle known as the Golden Rule can help make our world more peaceful.
26. What is Inflation?

26. What is Inflation?

2020-08-2417:10

Did you know that candy used to cost as little as a penny? Seeing a movie in a theaters used to cost as little as $5. But over time, costs have gone up. In this episode, Connor and Brittany discuss the "Creature from Jekyll Island" and why this ghastly creature is causing prices to go up.
Have that entrepreneurial itch? On today's episode, Connor and Brittany discuss some great books that will inspire listeners to start their own businesses.
There is a common belief that people need government to take care of the less fortunate. Some even argue that without government, or with limited government, people would not be able to get the help they receive. But the free market is full of examples of private charities and communities coming together to help those in need.
This Summer, Elon Musk's Space X made history by sending two astronauts to the International Space Station inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. Today, Connor and Brittany discuss why this was so important and how it shows us that we don't need government to fund space exploration.
Over the last few months, we've seen protests, and even riots, break out all across our country. While everyone might not agree on what kind of change we want to see in the world, one thing that is for sure, people seem to understand that there are some things, like injustice, inequality, and an out-of-control government, that need to change. But as individuals, how can we change the world?
Did you know you actually have a government right to privacy? Our Founding Fathers understood how dangerous it can be when a government is allowed to search a person, or their property like their home. To protect Americans from this, and other common government threats, the Founding Fathers wrote the Bill of Rights, which includes 10 of the most sacred rights that protect individuals from a government carried away with power. The right to protect ourselves against unlawful searches and seizures is protected to us via the Fourth Amendment.
Ron Paul, the man, the myth, the legend, joins Connor and Brittany today to talk about liberty, his time in Congress, and what we can all do to spread the freedom philosophy.
A pencil might seem like a simple, boring object. But the truth of the matter is, the production of a pencil is so extensive, no single person can make one on their own. It takes voluntary cooperation and something free market economists call, "spontaneous order."
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Kelsi Cahoon

I really love the podcast and the concepts it teaches. The only issue is that I like to listen more than my kids do. I think a couple tweaks would make it a lot more enjoyable for them to listen. I would love it if the subject was introduced a little better. My kids kind of have a hard time following what it's talking about. I think a longer intro would be helpful. The other issue is that Connor's audio seems quieter and at times a little muffled. I know it's still new so I'm hoping to see these slight changes so my kids will be more interested in listening.

Jul 17th
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