Aaron Ross Powell
Director and Editor

Aaron Ross Powell is Director and Editor of Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org, a project of the Cato Institute. Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org presents introductory material as well as new scholarship related to libertarian philosophy, theory, and history. He is also co‐​host of Libertarianism.org’s popular podcast, Free Thoughts. His writing has appeared in Liberty and The Cato Journal. He earned a JD from the University of Denver.

I’m pleased to announced that we’ve added the Cato Home Study Course, a series of audio lectures on foundational ideas and major thinkers, to Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org. While the course has been around for some time, it’s finally available totally free as a set of MP3 downloads. Here’s a bit from the description.

The Cato Home Study Course immerses you in the thoughts and views of John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, James Madison, Adam Smith, Voltaire, John Stuart Mill, Henry David Thoreau, Ayn Rand, F.A. Hayek, Milton Friedman, and others. You are stimulated and surrounded by their ground‐​breaking ideas on liberty, justice, property, constitutionalism, free trade, capitalism, toleration, and peace.

This is a self‐​paced, home study program, enabling you to spend time with brilliant minds wherever and whenever you have an opportunity to listen and think. Each program is presented by professional actors and broadcasters, and the content is lively, dynamic, and truly thought‐​provoking.

This is a really exciting addition to Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org. The whole course runs roughly 30 hours and explores its subjects with remarkable depth and clarity. Plus, many of the modules were written by our very own George H. Smith.

The Home Study Course is perfect for your iPod, for commutes, or for just relaxing with on a weekend afternoon. It’s great stuff.