Our Children Will Right This Ship. What Should We Teach Them?

The Kondratiev Wave was an economic cycle developed by Soviet economist Nikolai Kondratiev. Kondratiev identified three phases in the cycle: expansion, stagnation and recession. Modern interpretations divide the wave into four periods, with a turning point or collapse between the first and second phases.

"We know that to be true from history . . . to the furthest back in monetary history, and you can see the Kondratiev Wave, and it stays consistent. The Kondratiev Wave is where you get green shoots. There's the four seasons of the economy. There's spring, summer, fall and winter," Glenn explained.

The economic cycles can also be tied to generational traits that develop from economic and societal conditions.

"People who were born in 1901 to 1924, they're the hero generation, and that's the generation that was coming of age in the Depression and fought World War II. The greatest American generation," Glenn said.

According to the Kondratiev Wave, these are the generations since the turn of the last century:

Born 1901 to 1924: Hero Generation

Born 1924 to 1942: Artist Generation

Born 1943 to 1960: Prophet Generation

Born 1961 to 1981: Nomad Generation

The nomad generation gave birth to what will be the next hero generation, born from 1982 to 2003.

"They come of age when winter is here because those are the ones that take us through winter and then plant the new seeds for spring," Glenn said.

Their success, though, will depend upon what we teach them. And it has nothing to do with politics, but how we train them to be the next generation of great Americans, with character, principles and values.

"If I knew I was going to send my kid to fight the Nazis, to fight communism, to fight in the Great Depression, to hold everything together, to be optimistic through all of that, and to be the one that you put all of the chips on, what would I teach my child?" Glenn asked.

Glenn made a list of essentials to equip our children for the coming storm:

• Integrity

• History

• Courage

• Righteousness

• Right vs. Wrong

• Trust in God

Beyond that, teach them about Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln and other men of peace.

"They have to be taught how to make peace and when it's right to make peace. Lincoln, after the Civil War, he didn't say, 'Get 'em.' He said, 'With malice toward none and charity toward all, let's heal this land.'" Glenn said.

Then Glenn mentioned one last thing he would teach his kids: how to listen and compromise.

"I think it's going to take a very hard, long battle with our kids," he said. "And if it doesn't teach one of those things, you should run from it. Because that's the only way they'll hold on to it."

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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