Smith constructed four maxims of taxation for public funding.
The first presidential candidate of the Libertarian party, John Hospers played an important role in organizing libertarians for political action.
Fearing for his country’s existence, Ingersoll chastises northern warmongers, their thoughtless voters, and reckless activists.
Smith discusses some major controversies provoked by the debate over ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
With his electoral vote in 1972 and presidential campaign in 1976, Roger Lea MacBride expanded the influence of the Libertarian Party.
Liz Mair joins us to discuss Nunes, his cow, & how the lawsuit has created an internet backlash drawing more attention to parody accounts.
Jacob Grier joins the show today to talk with Trevor about the American war on tobacco.
The Declaration of Independence famously spoke of right to “the pursuit of happiness,” a phrase that has been questioned as to its extent and meaning.
Donohue explains how modern libertarianism traces back to the Antifederalists, the group opposed to the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
Wooldridge answers the classic question: “But who will build the roads?”
A prolific author and Austrian economist, Murray Rothbard promoted a form of free market anarchism he called “anarcho-capitalism.”
Caleb Brown interviews Anthony Comegna about the English Civil Wars and high weirdness in the primitive libertarian tradition.
In light of the eugenics movement of the early-to-mid 20th century, genetics is often a dangerous topic in today’s scientific discourse.
Smith explains some features of the slave trade and the constitutional provision that it would not be banned in America for at least 20 years.
What would happen if we didn’t have a central bank?
Madison gave no sign in his pre-presidential career that he would flourish in the chief magistracy, and he lived up to expectations.
Smith discusses some controversies over slavery during the framing of the Constitution, especially the three-fifths clause.