By Brittany Yurkovitch on 5/18/2013
Yes, I gave my students bubbles and wrote the following on the container: “The Fed blows bubbles”,”C + I+G+Xn = GDP” and underlined the “Made in China” letting kids know this purchase added to the trade deficit)
For high achieving high school students across the nation, this has been an important two weeks of Advanced Placement (AP) testing. This past week, my seniors took the AP US Government and Politics and AP Macroeconomics (AKA Keynesian apologist) exams and I hope they score high enough to knock off some of their college tuition expenses. Given the high stakes nature of the test, I wanted to provide students with a bit of comfort and advice as they advance forward. The picture above shows the random goodies I gave to the kids (also a Chik-fil-A breakfast on Tuesday as well!). Enclosed in the gift bag was the following letter of advice I hope my students will employ as they leave the public high school prison.
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Posted: May 18th, 2013 under Education.
Tags: AP, audit the fed, austrian school of economics, bernanke, debt, economic collapse, end the fed, federal reserve, freedom, honest money, Macroeconomics, monetary policy
By Brittany Yurkovitch on April 7, 2013
It’s official. Over 50% of Americans are ready for marijuana prohibition to end. This is fabulous news and freedom lovers alike should celebrate.
Alcohol prohibition ended when it became to expensive and unpopular to enforce during the Great Depression. Our drug laws will probably experience the same fate as the veneer of our Great Recovery collapses like our currency.
As public opinion changes in favor of decriminalization, marijuana and its useful hemp stalk have the potential to vastly improve the economic landscape of our country. The legalization movement is specifically related to unemployment, healthcare, gang/government violence, border control, and restoring Constitutional protections.
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Posted: April 7th, 2013 under Dresses, Economic Satire, Political commentary.
Tags: constitution, economic collapse, fascism, fashion, freedom, hemp, legalization, libertarian, marijuana, obama, ron paul, war on drugs
By Brittany Yurkovitch on February 3, 2013
Silver truth soul armor dress for sale!
Happy Bread and Circus weekend, I mean Superbowl weekend.
These are exciting times to teach government and economics. This semester, I am teaching a combination of economics, AP Macroeconomics, and US History- so I am busy, to say the least. The US History course was added to my plate this semester and so I am struggling to find the time to post. Economics is a wild course. So many kids devote little energy to studying economics until they enter my class. It is truly amazing to watch kids become enlightened to the inner workings of the Federal Reserve and understand the history of paper money. Henry Ford was certainly accurate in pointing out how the common reacts to the nature of our banking system:
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Posted: February 3rd, 2013 under Dresses, Education, Political commentary.
Tags: audit the fed, constitution, end the fed, fashion, federal reserve, foreign policy, freedom, gold, silver
By Brittany Yurkovitch on Jan 6, 2013.
It has been a while since my last post. I have been incredibly busy during the holidays entertaining guests and getting ready for the new semester. Applying for a teaching award and getting ready to teach three new classes puts a strain on my creative writing motivation. I find that my creativity dwindles during the hectic school year and peaks during the peaceful summer time. As for now, my mind is mostly concerned with getting ready to teach Economics, AP MacroEconomics, and US History in the spring. However, I do have some fabulous things to write about- I just struggle to find the time to write! Blargh!
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Posted: January 7th, 2013 under Dresses, Political commentary.
Tags: constitution, domestic violence, fascism, gun control
I just added a new gallery with my artwork and political cartoons. Please enjoy!
Posted: December 10th, 2012 under Economic Satire.
By Brittany Yurkovitch on 11/16/2012
Although the Presidential showdown is over, many Americans seem very unwilling to accept the results of our sham election. With states nullifying marijuana laws, raw milk bans, and Obamacare laws, is it any surprise that we we are seeing thousands signing petitions to secede from the union? As a government teacher, teaching the concept of federalism is always a struggle. Kids just don’t seem to fully grasp the concept of layered government powers. However, with the union literally ripping apart at the seams, teaching federalism has been a breeze this year.
Our current state of affairs is strange, indeed. Most of us can remember the overwhelming sense of unity we Americans experienced after the 9/11 attacks. We sacrificed our civil liberties and felt united against a common enemy. Who could have imagined that just over a decade later, we would be witnessing the rumblings of civil war?
We are living in uncertain times. Our nation is facing the fiscal cliff, taxmageddon, election fraud, implementation of Obamacare, unlimited quantitative easing, more wars, further job layoffs, and the continual erosion of our civil liberties. How can a person or business plan for such stress on their pocketbooks?
Uncertainly is certainly the word of the week.
Posted: November 17th, 2012 under Education, Political Cartoons, Political commentary, Political Satire.
By Brittany Yurkovitch on 11/4/2012
I will be participating in Berkner’s annual Bazaar this November 17th and 18th. I will be selling all kinds of funky fashion!!! I can’t wait to see you there!!!!
Posted: November 4th, 2012 under Dresses, Education.
Tags: bazaar, berkner, fashion, lv berkner, rehashed fashion
By Brittany Yurkovitch on 10/17/2012
Buy this awesome dress in my etsy shop!
I don’t know if it’s because of the daily grind of working in a public high school but I am having a very difficult time finding the motivation to write anything worthy of reading for my blog. Keeping up with a blog is certainly easier during the summer. While I have kept up with my sewing and drawing, I have been struggling with writer’s block.
At least for me, I need to be in a relatively calm and free state to really get the creative juices flowing. Unfortunately, feeling free and relaxed is generally impossible with the demands of keeping up with the education bureaucracy.
Perhaps I should find inspiration where I work and write more education pieces given that I am in the trenches everyday. However, I cannot help but be concerned about discussing certain problems in the school system given that teachers have been fired over their blogs. It seems like the teachers who are reprimanded for their blogs make disparaging claims about the students. Personally, my gripes concern the twisted incentives and Big Brother solutions today’s schools are taking.
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Posted: October 17th, 2012 under Dresses, Education.
Tags: fascism, freedom, Public education
By Brittany Yurkovitch on 10/7/2012
While I was beyond unenthusiastic about Wednesday night’s debate, I am very impressed with my government students. The overwhelming majority of them watched the first presidential debate, took notes on what they saw, and had lots to say in class Thursday. I am shocked that many students watched more than an hour of these guys as I found it to be one of the most boring debates I have ever seen. Despite the snoozefest, many students were enthusiastically unimpressed with the president’s ability to defend himself and strongly disliked the manner in which the candidates treated the moderator. While I agree with many of my students and with the mainstream opinion that Romney “won” the debate, his aggressive interruptions and Orwellian abuse of language left much to be desired.
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Posted: October 7th, 2012 under Economic Satire, Education, Political Cartoons, Political commentary, Political Satire.
Tags: 1984, 2012 election, brave new world, constitution, economic collapse, empire, end the fed, endless war, executive order, federal reserve, foreign policy, fox news, hyperinflation, m3, monetary policy, republican
By Brittany Yurkovitch on 9/23/2012
“Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.” -John Maynard Keynes
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Posted: September 24th, 2012 under Economic Satire.