5.14 Aesop's Fable, the Ant and the Grasshopper

Aesop is believed to have lived in Greece about 600 years before the common era.  So that's more than 2600 years ago.  He wrote fables.  Fables are stories often involving animals that can talk that teach a moral lesson.  Here is one of his fables about an ant and a grasshopper.

 

 

Thomas Sowell's sequel to the Ant and the Grasshopper

In the above video Lefty the ant is trying to control the way George thinks by telling him what he can and can't say.  Can you think of anythings your are told you can and can't say?  Is someone trying to control your thoughts?

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There is a saying that there are lies, damn lies and statistics.  The idea is that people can use statistics to come up with results that fool people.  There are people who say our government is fooling us with a statistic called the Consumer Price Index.  What is the Consumer Price Index? 

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