Your Teacher Said What?!

Your Teacher Said What?!

Defending Our Kids From the Liberal Assault on Capitalism

Book - 2011
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CNBC anchor Joe Kernen rebels against the liberal brainwashing of his young daughter by the mainstream media and educational establishment.

Every morning on CNBC's top-rated show Squawk Box , Joe Kernen asks tough questions. And at home he does the same with his ten-year- old daughter, Blake. What are you learning in school? What TV shows do you like? What message did you get from that movie? Your teacher said what?!

Blake's unsettling responses-including that no matter how bad things get, "the government will take care of us"-aren't surprising in an era when Washington takes over car companies, nationalizes banks, and spends a trillion dollars "stimulating" the economy. Something had to be done to teach Blake the value of capitalism.

Kernen shows that American culture is now so hostile to free markets that even animated movies are hard to tell from propaganda; grocery stores are billboards for the virtues of preindustrial food; and classrooms do a better job teaching economic misinformation that arithmetic.

To Kernen, this isn't just wrong, it's practically criminal. An unapologetic cheerleader for the free enterprise system, he teaches Blake that it's not only the world's greatest engine for prosperity, but also essential for human freedom. As he tries to raise his children properly, even if he has to teach the basics himself, Kernen will have every conservative parent in America cheering him on.
Publisher: New York : Sentinel, c2011
ISBN: 9781595230775
1595230777
Branch Call Number: 330.122 K459y 2011
Characteristics: xvi, 236 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kernen, Blake 1999-

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naturalist
Dec 07, 2015

earns a place on . . .
“10 Biggest Right-Wing Idiots This Week (Not Even Including Arizona Homophobes)”
by Janet Allon, . . . . from Alternet:
http://www.alternet.org/10-biggest-right-wing-idiots-week-not-even-including-arizona-homophobes
and . . .
“CNBC’s Joe Kernen Who Got His Ass Whipped By Dutch Olympic Skating Coach, Jillert Anema, Yesterday, Made Fun Of Indians In October.”
by Anura Guruge, posted on February 21, 2014
http://nhlifefree.com/2014/02/21/cnbcs-joe-kernen-who-got-his-ass-whipped-by-dutch-olympic-skating-coach-jillert-anema-yesterday-made-fun-of-indians-in-october/ . . .
and . . .
“CNBC Host Disparages Climate Science: "I Don't Argue Religion With People" -- Joe Kernen "Recuse[s]" Himself From Climate Change "Argument" After Downplaying Keystone XL's Climate Impact”
posted Novemner 19, 2014, . . . from http://mediamatters.org/tags/joe-kernen . .
and . . .
of courses it's at a level a ten your old could understand and has no supporting facts

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Waitem12
Jan 09, 2013

@Talabardio,

It's noticeable that your review didn't address one of the author's ideas. Instead, you engaged in name-calling banality echoing 1930s and 1960s counter culture that predicted the triumph of Communism instead of the reality of the Berlin Wall's collapse that the Left has yet to acknowledge.

"...allowed to be shown to children via the public library system..."
If it were up to you, the government would censor this book in the interest of protecting children from a poison pill, no doubt. At least you're consistent and offering yet another example of your model's irreconcilability with the Constitution's limits on government power. Precisely why totalitarians such as you despise the Constitution and any sort of freedom. It's doubtful that you know what extreme Right means. The extreme Right as you call it has never garnered more than 10% of the popular vote in any WASP country such as the USA. Your specious Nazi reference misses that reality that the nSdap was a Socialists party, whose coercive economic polices had much more in common with your views than this author arguing against government interference with free citizens' decisions.

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Talabardio
Jul 30, 2011

Why such a wafer-deep, extreme right wing poison pill such as this is allowed to be shown to children via the public library system is beyond me. If there is an ongoing "assault on Capitalism" today, it is surely an abysmal failure as the wealthy 'capitalist class' is enjoying fantastic financial success in this new Gilded Age - while the rest of our society stagnates in debt and unemployment. Rather than acknowledging real issues facing average people today, such as the never ending corporate erosion of our society, this book presents patently absurd, ostrich-head-in-the-sand answers to the complex questions facing America and the world today.

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seamarv
Jul 29, 2011

This is a great presentation of basic economics at a level a 10 year old could understand! It is entertaininly written, w/o boring charts and graphs, yet conveys a clear and concise understanding of many of the economic issues facing the U.S.

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