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February 9, 2015 Video Collection

The Libertarian Mind: A Short Explanation of and Introduction to Libertarianism

Two long wars, chronic deficits, the financial crisis, the costly drug war, the campaigns of Ron Paul and Rand Paul, the growth of executive power under Presidents Bush and Obama, and the revelations about NSA abuses have pushed millions more Americans in a libertarian direction.

The Libertarian Mind, by David Boaz, the longtime executive vice president of the Cato Institute, is the best available guide to the history, ideas, and growth of this increasingly important political movement.

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January 20, 2015 Video Collection

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Libertarianism—the philosophy of personal and economic freedom—has deep roots in Western civilization and in American history, and it’s growing stronger. Two long wars, chronic deficits, the financial crisis, the costly drug war, the campaigns of Ron Paul and Rand Paul, the growth of executive power under Presidents Bush and Obama, and the revelations about NSA abuses have pushed millions more Americans in a libertarian direction.

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July 7, 2014 Video Collection

Rational Optimism about Planet Earth

Matt Ridley says that likely scenarios in which humans contribute more to climate change (according to the IPCC) are the same ones in which incomes grow more slowly.

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May 19, 2014 Video Collection

The End of the Road

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June 30, 2001 Video Collection

Resisting the Growth of Governments

In this video from a 2001 Cercle Bastiat meeting, Boudreaux speaks about the nature of government. He says that even in the face of public choice-type of environment that is constantly pushing the state to grow, ideas do matter and can constrain what the state can do.

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March 25, 1982 Video Collection

The Failure of Central Planning

Don Lavoie was an adjunct scholar at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University and an economic scholar at the Cato Institute.

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