William J. Watkins, Jr. joins us for a discussion on the Articles of Confederation and the ideas of the Anti-Federalists.
Ryan M. Yonk joins us this week for a discussion about how we think about ecology and the environment.
Grant Babcock joins us this week to talk about an essay he wrote in defense of natural rights-based libertarianism.
Christopher Freiman joins us to talk about his Arguments for Liberty chapter on utilitarianism. What’s the utilitarian argument for libertarianism?
Our producer, Tess Terrible, interviews Aaron and Trevor for Free Thoughts’s 200th episode. How did Free Thoughts get started?
John Glaser proposes a policy shift that would save money and make the United States safer: closing some or all of America’s 800 overseas military bases.
Bill Emmott joins us to talk about his new book, The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World’s Most Successful Political Idea.
Sam Bowman joins us this week to talk about political trends in the United Kingdom and in Europe more broadly. What’s a neoliberal?
William Irwin joins us for a discussion about the novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk and the movie it inspired.
Emily Ekins has identified five different types of voters that elected Donald Trump as president. Do these groups represent a shift in American politics?
Kevin Vallier joins us to talk about his Arguments for Liberty chapter on the ethical system of John Rawls. Does Rawls have value for libertarians?
In this episode, Deirdre McCloskey shares a few suggestions that she hopes will make libertarians more humane and empathetic.
Jason Brennan and Peter Jaworski think that anything you’re allowed to do for free, you should be able to do for money.
Shon Hopwood tells about his journey from bank robber to federal prisoner to U.S. Supreme Court practitioner and Georgetown law professor.
Robert Luddy joins us this week to talk about his ventures as the founder of several successful private schools in and around Raleigh, North Carolina.
Jacob T. Levy says that the collapse of trust in institutional norms is responsible for a new era of Trump-style authoritarian, populist politics.
Andrei Illarionov tells us about growing up and studying economics in the Soviet Union, and working as an economic policy advisor to Vladimir Putin.
Julian Sanchez joins us to talk about online privacy in the era of mass data collection. What kind of data are we creating, and who’s watching us?