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Also out with -- lemonade stands at just accepting them as a part of life but.
They also could be a powerful message about the importance of free markets a message.
That could lead to your kids first real understanding.
Of how important -- free market is to our lives and to our liberty.
-- Johnson is the author of don't take -- lemonade stand and American philosophy and she joins us now from San Diego.
Cheney I can't tell you how much I appreciate this book I I have been looking for some way to introduce kids to the concept of of individual liberty for -- tickets.
You don't find it in the schools do -- -- No absolutely not and but not the hard way that.
When my son asked me the question how do you know who to vote for I was kind of limited myself on my answer.
Well and -- so you decided to write a book on it.
Yeah how long I I try to answer that -- make government smaller because the more government gets power in the picture money.
The love of -- you'll have.
And so I said and he still looked -- -- applicable law I have and I.
Well why as a good mommy I -- -- freedom's not free I want to answer -- question we have principles.
Content I named only four and capitalism wasn't one of them.
So you knew something you knew you had to add something else to -- it.
This is a -- what I call list is is sort of -- free to choose for kids that is for me Milton Friedman's free to choose is kind of my.
Basic economic Bible of the way the markets work in the way they don't work and this sort of puts it into perspective the kids can understand because let's face a lemonade stand.
Is something that every kid understands and -- it and yet it is the basis.
All of a capitalist enterprise right.
Yes absolutely wolf my first official book I try to ride it like BI wanted to explain it -- my head principles I have everything.
-- eldest son Matthew says mommy.
You really need pictures.
That's that's what it'll turn right now is some of some of the illustrations which hurt to ripping demonstrated good.
And it for the one of the ways that kids can learn free enterprise they learned everything just the and to be able to understand and overcome obstacles are -- proven conservative capitalistic principles and -- -- way to show them that they they already knew what this was.
And the bitter thing I found was.
Our school for teaching and not only -- who was gonna teach them.
The teacher or school books -- teaching on couple of them but worst what happens when you don't have cap.
All of them well and I and I factors really are schools very often teach exactly opposite of capitalism is at the root of all evils of the world but.
What I like is -- you go a little bit beyond -- you also talk about.
Some of the other side -- you mention the great myth here the great myth that liberals are for poor and helpless people.
And conservatives are for business and the rich you try to destroy some of those myths.
Absolutely I want to be able teach our kids the history what -- really is our great founding principal.
Of capital of them -- our founders chose.
What it did it and changed us from who are parents word and broke the chain of our station in life.
Another look up to -- -- our own way and what better way.
Then what capitalism.
-- that you're rewarded for your own achievement that's not -- the government central planners it's not up to lead this week we.
Our our founding fathers got -- the monarch and the kings and we're not the role.
Of man where the world of law and our constitution gets -- this rights are granted from our dogs and our creator.
And and it's one of my kids to be able to understand that and to realize the wheels start to speak -- now our freedom will be lost a lot better way to show that it's.
What here in the book dvi I just got -- finally are there any chance that you're gonna get this book committees.
Rules at all.
I would like thanks so -- I really don't think.
A lot of teachers will really appreciate -- -- They have commented that they agreed that -- political corruption must stop.
And that we really need to teach our kids -- individual freedom and more business principles because that is the -- well on -- like civilians.
It's going to be an uphill battle getting it in the schools I gotta tell you that Jenny Johnson don't take my lemonade stand thank you for being here Jamie good to see it.
All thanks for having me have so.
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