Speeches, events, short videos, and more.

1982 Video Collection

We Are Libertarians!

John Northrup was a Certified Public Accountant from Syracuse who also ran for governor of New York in 1982.

In this speech, Northrup explains what liberty means to him and talks about what makes the philosophy of free markets and limited government so unique.

July 22, 1981 Video Collection

How Murray Rothbard Became a Libertarian

Murray Rothbard shares how he became a libertarian and his subsequent intellectual journey.

September 18, 1981 Video Collection

Free Market Environmentalism?

Robert J. Smith introduces the idea of free market environmentalism: an approach to environmental conservation that advocates the private ownership of resources.

September 15, 1981 Video Collection

Competition, Monopoly, and Antitrust

Dominick Armentano makes the case that a competitive economy doesn’t need antitrust laws to function well.

May 16, 1981 Video Collection

Problems with Libertarianism

David Friedman lists problems he believes he has found with moral-rights based justifications for libertarianism.

May 16, 1981 Video Collection

Do Children Have Rights?

George H. Smith theorizes on what rights children retain—if any—in this 1981 video.

November 21, 1998 Video Collection

Privacy and Freedom

Solveig Singleton explains how a regulatory vision of digital privacy can disrupt the free flow of information in society.

July 18, 1986 Video Collection

Women in a Free Society

Joan Kennedy Taylor reviews the rise of the modern feminist movement and compares the goals of feminism with those of classical liberalism.

1982 Video Collection

Academics, Intellectuals, and Politics

Edward H. Crane lays out a strategy to convert the public into “Hayekian intellectuals,” one of his purposes in founding the Cato Institute.