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Fear your government!
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Posted May 18, 2011
I highly recommend Your Teacher Said What?!; unfortunately the people who need to read this book the most will never even entertain the idea. The book masterfully combines a great amount of information, a compelling idea, and a good bit of humor to keep the reader entertained. It is also a great refresher course on free-market economics.
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Posted May 24, 2011
I LOVE the capitalist view of how the socialist are taking over our schools. Couldn't agree more....Shocking how honesty really hurts
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Posted December 12, 2011
Awesome read! Highly recommend
As a parent with a child in the public school system, I found this a book a wonderful read. I've pretty much got a handle on the topics here but Joe Kernen breaks it down in a very easy to understand manner for any level. Blake's questions and ideas are very thought provoking and it really does show you just how a child's brain works. As adults, we are trapped within our own mind and seldom think on a lower level. We take for granted our knowledge and sometimes expect our children to understand without question. This book really does open your eyes as to how the school system is teaching our children.
If you are unfamiliar with the topics, this book explains it on a level anyone can understand. If you are familiar with the topics, it is a great recap of them. The book is not condescending, nor is it "just another text book". Joe makes it real by throwing in his own conversations with his daughter. Parents can certainly empathize when reading.
I highly recommend this read to anyone who is sending their children to school--pre-k to college, it matters not. These questions will eventually come up sometime in your conversations with your children. It's better to be prepared with the proper answers, not something you just guess at. Education is the key to success. It's never too late to learn. Arm yourself with knowledge and make the world a better place.
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Posted May 28, 2011
Posted June 26, 2011
A Must-Read for Every Freedom-Loving American
When I received this book as an advance copy from Goodreads, I was nervous about picking it up. After all, I always skip the financial sections of the Wall Street Journal in favor of the political or human interest sections. I know the free market system is an important part of our freedom, but I couldn't articulate the reasons. I honestly dreaded trying to wade through a book on finances. However, I was hooked in the preface when Joe Kernen said, "We believe that free-market capitalism is not only the most powerful engine for human prosperity ever but also history's strongest force for freedom and human advancement. We believe - no we know - that economic freedom is as important as religious freedom or freedom of speech. We believe that productive work, freely exchanged, is a virtue, just like charity feely given." Wow. Well said! If you want to be able to understand and share these ideas with your kids and the people around you, BUY THIS BOOK.
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Posted September 5, 2011
A wonderful book to counteract the ongoing anti-capitalist indoctrination in our education system
This was a spur-of-the-moment buy at the B&N in the Palm Springs area. After having heard a few radio interviews with Joe and some talk radio hosts, I knew in the back of the mind that this book sounded interesting. And interesting it was. Based on conversations between father and pre-teen daughter, "Your Teacher Said What?!" offers up fact-based, logical, rational thought on the realities of the capitalist system, the media's and the public education system's influence on WHAT is taught (and communicated) about it and HOW it is taught/communicated. Delving deep (and sometimes really deep) into topics such as property rights, Hollywood's take on society, why America should not emulate Europe on economic matters, and more, the Kernan due do a great job at dispelling much that is taught our youth about these and many more subjects relating to our economic system in America. When you consider most (if not all) teachers in our public schools have no real concept of what it is like to actually produce a good or service and have it priced to sell (and, God forbid, potentially earn a profit!), this book would make a great primer for students of all ages, introducing them to what the reality is to the systems around them that make this country WORK. I would highly recommend this book, in addition to "Why Popcorn Costs So Much at the Movies: And Other Pricing Puzzles" by Richard McKenzie. These two tomes would help anyone start to understand that capitalism is NOT about keeping people down, but by offering up a system whereby free exchange can lead to increased production, increased honesty, and increased fulfillment (in so many aspects of life). And, if you need another book to round out your trifecta on capitalism and economics, check out "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism" by Robert Murphy. I read this book years ago (I believe it came out in 2007 or so), and it is as straight-forward on its subject. Well done, Kernan old and young. A timely reminder that at least ONE subject (if not many, many more) taught in our schools could use a little parental intervention.
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