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Connor Boyack: Raising Libertarian Kids

Connor Boyack on Mises Weekends

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01/09/2015Jeff DeistConnor Boyack

This weekend we depart from our usual topics of money and Austrian economics to welcome Connor Boyack, the author of two brilliant libertarian books for children: one based on Bastiat’s famous essay "The Law", and one based on Leonard Read’s great essay on market cooperation, "I, Pencil".

Connor has some great insights about how we can inoculate kids against the disease of government propaganda. Even in a deeply statist society, Connor believes we can raise happy, productive, responsible young people who are knowledgeable about liberty, property, economics, and personal finance.

Whether you’re a parent now, hope to be a parent someday, or are perfectly happy not having kids, we all have an enormous interest in winning the hearts and minds of younger generations for liberty.

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Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. He previously worked as chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, and as an attorney for private equity clients. Contact: email; Twitter.

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Connor Boyack founded the Libertas Institute in 2011 and serves as its president. Previous to Libertas, Connor served as director of the Utah Tenth Amendment Center. He is the author of several books, including the Tuttle Twins series, along with hundreds of columns and articles championing individual liberty. A California native and Brigham Young University graduate, Connor currently resides in Lehi, Utah, with his wife and two children.