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Aaron Ross Powell

Aaron Ross Powell is a Cato Institute research fellow and founder and editor of, which presents introductory material as well as new scholarship related to libertarian philosophy, theory, and history. He is also co-host of’s popular podcast, Free Thoughts. His writing has appeared in Liberty and The Cato Journal. He earned a JD from the University of Denver.

Free Thoughts

Socrates on Trial, Part 2: Crito

featuring Brian Wilson, Aaron Ross Powell, and Matthew Feeney on May 20, 2016

Brian Wilson from Combat and Classics joins us for a discussion about the last days of Socrates, as told by Plato in Crito.

Free Thoughts

The Skeptical Libertarian

featuring Daniel Bier, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on May 13, 2016

Daniel Bier joins us for a discussion about conspiracy theories and skepticism’s place in libertarianism.