Speeches, events, short videos, and more.

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.

September 19, 1981 Video Collection

Politics, Ideas, and Freedom

Dr. Ron Paul shares his personal philosophy on how ideas can inform politics in this 1981 Council for a Competitive Economy video.

April 23, 1997 Video Collection

Should We Welcome a Libertarian Future?

David Boaz and Charles Murray each discuss their respective books about what it means to be a libertarian in this 1997 Cato debate.