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Children are often taught that government protects our life, liberty, and property, but could it be true that some laws actually allow people to hurt us and take are things? Join Ethan and Emily Tuttle as they learn about property, pirates, and plunder. With the help of their neighbor Fred, the twins will need to figure out what they can do to stop the bad guys in the government. Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) was a French political economist and classical liberal who wrote The Law, upon which this book is based. Through engaging dialogue, young listeners will be led to understand the principles of liberty and the proper role of government.

©2014 Connor Boyack (P)2017 Connor Boyack

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  • Jesse
  • PELLA, IA, United States
  • 04-17-18

Perfect!

Just listened to the first book in the Tuttle Twins series. Interesting little story that puts key principles in the mind of young readers while pointing them on to primary sources (Bastiat's "The Law). Long enough to be a good short story. Short and serious enough to achieve the effect of a catechism, but without destroying the story. Not a moralist tale, either, because it doesn't say, "Be good," but rather, "Know truth and love wisdom."

Written at a level that my son can definitely grasp and I can also enjoy. Good conversations ahead!