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3 Absurd Reasons for Banning Drugs

featuring Stephen Davies on Feb 3, 2014

Prof. Stephen Davies shows the historical thought processes behind banning drugs.

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The Most Dangerous Monopoly: When Caution Kills

featuring Howard Baetjer on Feb 3, 2014

Everyone wants the items they buy to be safe to use or consume. How should we test these items? How much testing is enough? How much is too much?

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How to Fight Global Poverty

featuring Stephen Davies on Oct 22, 2013

The number of people living in abject poverty—defined as living on less than $1.25 per day—has been halved since 1990. How did that happen?

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Why Are So Many Violent Criminals Walking Free?

featuring Alex Kreit on Oct 1, 2013

Given that the war on drugs isn’t working, shouldn’t we allocate those resources to provide for investigations for all violent crimes instead?

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Self-Ownership and the Right to Say No

featuring Daniel C. Russell on Sep 3, 2013

You own yourself, and as your owner, you have a right to decide which activities to participate in and which to avoid.

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Bootleggers and Baptists

featuring Bruce Yandle on Jul 30, 2013

Prof. Bruce Yandle demonstrates how environmental regulations fit into his bootlegger-Baptist theory.

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How Food Regulations Make Us Less Healthy

featuring Daniel J. D'Amico on Dec 5, 2013

Why do we consume so much high fructose corn syrup? Why does America suffer from an obesity epidemic? And why are fruits and vegetables so expensive?

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Capitalism is NOT Imperialism

featuring Stephen Davies on Jun 10, 2013

Although many conflate capitalism and imperialism or think the two systems are closely connected, they are actually quite different, even at odds with one another.

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Debate: Is War Ever Justified?

featuring Bryan Caplan and Jan Ting on Jun 6, 2013

Most wars seem to create costs that far outweigh their benefits, but is war ever justified?