Mark Calabria joins us for a discussion on federal housing policy and homeownership in America. What political forces helped create our modern housing policy?
Elizabeth Nolan Brown joins us for a discussion on libertarianism and women. What does libertarian feminism look like? How does libertarianism appeal to women?
Peter Van Doren returns to Free Thoughts for a discussion on public choice economics and how it affects political decision making.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a discussion on economic liberty. Is there a right to earn a living? How is this right being violated today?
Patrick Eddington joins us this week for a discussion on the recently-released Senate report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation programs.
Terence Kealey joins us for a discussion about publicly funding scientific research. Should science be funded by the government?
Alex Epstein joins us for a discussion on fossil fuel use. How much have fossil fuels benefited humanity? Is there a moral case for their use?
Matthew Feeney joins us for a discussion on how the so-called “sharing economy” undermines the regulatory establishment and makes people’s lives better.
Adam Gurri joins us this week for a discussion on utilitarianism and why it may not be a satisfactory moral theory in which to ground libertarianism.
This week Jim Powell joins us for a discussion on how the tradition of liberty in the United States was established and subsequently flourished.
John Samples joins us this week for a midterm election recap and a talk about factors—including campaign contributions—that influence elections.
Professor Daniel C. Russell joins us this week to talk about income and happiness. What do we give up by taking opportunities to earn more money?
Peter Van Doren joins us this week for a discussion on net neutrality. What is net neutrality, and why do people on the internet seem to get so upset about it?
Justin Logan joins us for a conversation about American foreign policy. What’s the libertarian solution for military overspending and overreach?
Bill Glod joins us on this week’s episode of Free Thoughts for a discussion on so-called libertarian paternalism.
Russ Roberts joins us on this week’s episode of Free Thoughts to talk about his new book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life.
Tim Lynch joins Trevor Burrus this week for a discussion on the role of criminal law in America.
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.
Julian Sanchez joins Trevor Burrus and Matthew Feeney for a discussion on privacy, the NSA, and domestic surveillance.
Michael Huemer joins us this week for a discussion on political authority, political obligation, and political legitimacy.
Aaron, Trevor, and David Boaz answer listener questions including the classic: “If libertarianism is so great, where are all the libertarian countries?”
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?
Aaron Powell and Trevor Burrus sum up the Supreme Court’s most recent term and discuss the meaning and impact of each of the court’s big cases.
Greg Lukianoff joins us for a discussion about the state of free speech on college campuses in the United States.
Martin Gurri says that a new wave of media in the 21st-century has eroded the legitimacy of political authority in the United States and around the world.
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