George H. Smith continues his look at the events leading up to the American Revolution by telling the story of the Boston Massacre.
David Kopel joins us this week for a discussion on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: the right to keep and bear arms.
What’s the libertarian lesson of the “ice bucket challenge?” Trust people to direct their charitable donations, even though they might make poor decisions.
Smith explores some features of social holism, as explained and defended by Emile Durkheim.
Hayek’s insights are important for building a sucessful rationalist ethics.
George H. Smith uses some of the crucial events that led to the American Revolution as background to explain the theory of resistance and revolution that emerged.
Lao-Tzu urges that the people be largely left alone; if they are not harassed by the state, they can manage their own affairs well enough.
Julian Sanchez joins Trevor Burrus and Matthew Feeney for a discussion on privacy, the NSA, and domestic surveillance.
Smith explores the historical and theoretical roots of methodological individualism and subjectivism.
Babcock offers advice on how to best apply Hayekian ideas to debates about social reform.
George H. Smith turns his attention to events after the Boston riots. As violence spread throughout the colonies, America moved ever closer to revolution.
In this excerpt fromOn Liberty, J. S. Mill argues that the right of an individual to her own opinion isn’t only good for her, but for the rest of society, too.
Michael Huemer joins us this week for a discussion on political authority, political obligation, and political legitimacy.
Smith discusses some controversial features of praxeology, as defended by Ludwig von Mises.
It’s often thought that Hayek disproved the possibility of a rationalist ethics. Babcock argues he didn’t.
George H. Smith recounts the violent reaction to the Stamp Act, a tax on paper goods levied against the American colonies in 1765.
Aaron, Trevor, and David Boaz answer listener questions including the classic: “If libertarianism is so great, where are all the libertarian countries?”
Smith explains methodological individualism and its implications for the existence of institutions and other social phenomena.
How much should we trust our moral intuitions? Is the task of ethics to describe those intuitions, or to change them?
George H. Smith explores America’s proud history of smuggling in the colonies—and the disastrous attempts by the British to put an end to it.
Some of the libertarian gender gap can be attributed to sociological factors, writes Stubbart, but substantive policy disagreements must not be dismissed.
What is money and where does it come from? How did the government become so deeply ingrained in the production and supply of our money, and why?
Smith discusses the value of sociology and some misconceptions of methodological individualism.
What’s a libertarian? This essay explores some attempts at delineating the borders of libertarianism, especially attempts using beliefs about morality and the law.
George H. Smith examines two instances of curious wording in the Declaration of Independence.
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