Matt Zwolinski joins us to talk about pollution. What does it mean for libertarians to treat pollution as a violation of property rights?
Jim Powell joins us for a discussion on the New Deal policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Did the New Deal really pull America out of the Great Depression?
Jonathan Blanks joins us to discuss civil liberties and police misconduct in America.
Jay Cost joins us for a discussion on the history of interest groups and political factions in America from James Madison’s time to the modern era.
Peter Suderman helps us make sense of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Allen Dickerson joins us to talk about First Amendment as they pertain to funding campaigns.
Alan Gura joins us for a discussion on gun rights. The 2nd Amendment has been upheld as an individual right - what’s next for gun laws in America?
How can we stop government from abusing the power to take away its citizens’ private property?
Michael Shermer joins us to discuss his newest book, The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom.
We discuss the federal housing policy and homeownership in America. What political forces helped create our modern housing policy?
Elizabeth Nolan Brown joins us for a discussion on libertarianism and women.
Peter Van Doren returns to Free Thoughts for a discussion on public choice economics and how it affects political decision making.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a discussion on economic liberty. Is there a right to earn a living? How is this right being violated today?
Patrick Eddington joins us this week for a discussion on the recently-released Senate report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation programs.
Terence Kealey joins us for a discussion about publicly funding scientific research. Should science be funded by the government?
Alex Epstein joins us for a discussion on fossil fuel use. How much have fossil fuels benefited humanity? Is there a moral case for their use?
Matthew Feeney joins us for a discussion on how the so-called “sharing economy” undermines the regulatory establishment and makes people’s lives better.
Adam Gurri joins us for a discussion on utilitarianism and why it may not be a satisfactory moral theory in which to ground libertarianism.