If progress had to be invented, then it can be halted too.
Aaron Ross Powell
Aaron Ross Powell is Director and Editor of Libertarianism.org, a project of the Cato Institute. Libertarianism.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.
While people in the US have the first world privilege to complain about wasting time on their phones, millions of people in the developing world are using their cellphones to pull themselves out of poverty.
Susan Schneider joins the show to challenge our preconceived notions of consciousness and whether machines can achieve it.
Paul and Matthew discuss the history of, and threats to, Section 230. Jennifer Huddleston rebuts the argument that Section 230 was a gift to big tech.
Diego Zuluaga joins the show today to discuss the latest on Libra, Facebook’s venture in cryptocurrency.
Have you been bombarded with robocalls? The average American is getting 22 calls per month and Ethan Garr joins us to discuss how he is trying to mitigate the pestering.
Zach Graves and Daniel Schuman join us to discuss how Congress is designed to be a debate process, but it is hard to debate when you don’t have the expertise in a certain topic area, like technology.
John Ibbitson joins our show to discuss how around mid-century our population will no longer be growing, but declining.
Does piracy have a catastrophic effect on how music, movies, and books are distributed?
Video games have extensive compelling narratives that gives the player a degree of agency that is not present in watching movies or reading books.
Instead of choosing the lesser of two evils at the ballot box, you could rank your preferences, like they did in Maine for the midterm election.
We don’t know the consequences of the infinite scroll yet, but in order to actually live, it may be wise to be mindful of your screen time.
Continuing our discussion with John Aristotle Phillips, we discuss how PredictIt may actually inspire more people to seek out the truth in politics.
John Aristotle Phillips joins us to discuss how important it is to have detailed voter data in order to run a successful political campaign.
Happy Thanksgiving! Look no further for the most (arguably) useful and live-changing technology to put under the tree this holiday season.
Neal McCluskey joins us to talk about how our current education system does not effectively use existing technology to help students learn.
Matthew Feeney joins us to discuss how the rapid advancement of drone technology has both promising and threatening applications.
Artificial intelligence is here and changing our daily lives, but should we be concerned about the prospect of a hostile and hyper-intelligent AI?