Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.

Thomas Sowell, Ph.D. Economics

Whether you agree or disagree about how the current military conflicts protect our freedom, there have been times when our nation has been forced to sacrifice its young men and women in order to protect its existence. There have been times when the local populace has been forced to take up arms against corrupt governments and organizations to protect their rights from those that should have been protecting them. Yet people are willing to forget those sacrifices – those dead and wounded – and hand over the rights won by others on the promises of politicians and technocrats.

Right now, I’m listening to the audiobook version of Dr. Sowell’s Basic Economics. It is an excellent primer on what is economics and how it explains events we see in the marketplace. If you’re homeschooling your children, this should be one of the texts you use. Probably junior high to high school level.