Ron Paul praises Reason Magazine’s influence in the liberty movement and discusses Washington’s need for new ideas.
Housework isn’t compensated with wage payments or counted in GDP. Is that a problem? And if so, who should solve it?
Mueller introduces a series of posts about Adam Smith, giving a broad overview of his thought and situating him relative to other thinkers.
George H. Smith discusses the utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham and why it so alarmed the defenders of natural rights.
Victoria Woodhull was a political radical in the free love movement and the first woman to run for president.
Jim Powell joins us for a discussion on the New Deal policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Did the New Deal really pull America out of the Great Depression?
Smith explains the origins of deism and its basic ideas.
Dale argues we need a Hayekian social safety net to prevent infanticide.
Sandefur explores how the idea of self-ownership has been expressed in American popular culture and intellectual discourse.
Smith continues his discussion of Thomas Hodgskin by exploring some of the key arguments in his neglected book, Popular Political Economy.
Roy Childs argues that Rand’s Objectivism logically implies support for anarchism, not for a single state that can exclude competitors within its territory.
Jonathan Blanks joins us for a special episode on civil liberties and police misconduct, recorded at the 2015 International Students for Liberty Conference.
Smith explains some tactics that early freethinkers used in the attempt to avoid punishment for blasphemy and other religious crimes.
David Boaz speaks about what it means to be a libertarian and shares what he considers to be the two greatest achievements of libertarianism.
George H. Smith begins his discussion of the free-market theories of Thomas Hodgskin.
David Boaz speaks about the current “libertarian moment” and what it means to be a libertarian at the 2015 International Students for Liberty Conference.
Jay Cost joins Trevor Burrus for a discussion on the history of interest groups and political factions in America from James Madison’s time to the modern era.
Smith explores Shaftesbury’s defense of ridicule and satire in matters of religion.
George H. Smith discusses Thomas Hodgskin’s most controversial work, Labour Defended Against the Claims of Capital.
Smith begins his series on Thomas Hodgskin, one of the most remarkable, if little known and unjustly neglected, libertarian thinkers of the nineteenth century.
Peter Suderman helps us make sense of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. How does it work, and why did we have to “pass it to find out what’s in it?”
Smith explains how some leading Christian theologians justified the death penalty for heretics and blasphemers.
Cato at Liberty
When mistakes happen in the market, they can be quickly corrected. We have to live with government errors for decades.
Moses Harman, publisher of Lucifer, the Light Bearer, was an important figure in the ninteenth century free love, anarchist, and feminist movements.
Gurri discusses the concepts of pluralism and monism in politics and the social sciences.
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