Matt Ridley joins us to talk about his new book, The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge. How are new ideas adopted from the bottom up?
Robert Higgs joins us this week to share a few of his reflections on individual liberty, economics, war and peace, and the role of the state in human affairs.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a discussion on political philosophy in the science fiction franchise Star Trek.
George H. Smith joins us for a discussion on the life of his friend and colleague, Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Edward Peter Stringham joins us for a discussion on his new book, Private Governance: Creating Order in Economic and Social Life.
Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent join us for a discussion on America’s history of making foreign policy alliances with repressive or corrupt regimes.
Jason Kuznicki, Grant Babcock, and Aaron Powell discuss the first part of Murray Rothbard’s book The Ethics of Liberty.
Jonah Goldberg joins us for a discussion on what unites intellectual conservatives and libertarians and the history of the political left.
Ronald Bailey talks about environmental “doomsayers.” Their apocalyptic predictions change, but their solutions remain the same: more government control.
Berin Szoka joins us to discuss what the “net neutrality” movement stands for and why the online community is so angry about the state of the Internet.
Jennifer L. Lawless joins us for a discussion about why young people in America seem to be almost wholly uninterested in running for electoral office.
Andrew Jason Cohen joins us for a discussion on toleration—what does it mean to be tolerant? What should be tolerated? Are we becoming less tolerant?
Katherine Mangu-Ward joins us to talk about the “libertarian moment” and the past and future of libertarianism more broadly.
Christopher A. Preble joins us for a discussion on American foreign policy. We examine ways in which an aggressive foreign policy aids the growth of government.
Matt Zwolinski joins us for a discussion on Lysander Spooner’s “Letter to Grover Cleveland,” which Spooner wrote in the last year of his life.
Jason Kuznicki joins us to discuss the left-leaning tendencies of public intellectuals. We examine an essay by Robert Nozick that proposes a cause for this trend.
John C. Goodman, the “Father of Health Savings Accounts,” joins us for a discussion on the American health care system.
Michael D. Tanner joins us for a discussion on the national debt and America’s various entitlement programs and their implications on the country’s future.
Michael C. Munger joins us for a discussion on the nature of voluntary choice in economics. What counts as voluntary? Is it possible to be coerced by circumstance?
Matthew Feeney joins us for a general discussion on the value of philosophy. Why is philosophy important? How do you learn to think philosophically?
Andrew I. Cohen joins us to talk about his book, Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy. Can practical commitments undercut a philosophical argument?
Jacob T. Levy says a tension exists in liberal political thought between a rationalist suspicion of localized power and a pluralism favoring intermediate groups.
Bruce L. Benson joins us for a discussion on the idea of law without a government. How would such a system work? How did the law as we know it today come about?
Glenn Harlan Reynolds joins us to discuss the current state of America’s education system. What’s broken in schools and colleges today, and how can we fix it?
Daniel J. Mitchell joins us for a discussion on taxation in America. What’s the best way to run a government on taxes? Is it anything like the system we have now?
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