Brock Cusick joins us this week to talk about bitcoin and the decentralized blockchain technology that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies run on.
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.
David Schoenbrod shares five specific tricks that politicians from both parties use to avoid public accountability.
Michael Malice joins us to give a primer on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. What’s North Korea like?
Our producer, Tess Terrible, interviews Aaron and Trevor for Free Thoughts’s 200th episode. How did Free Thoughts get started?
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?
Jonathan Rauch joins us for a discussion on the current political landscape in America. Why are we seeing so many renegade political actors these days?
Gene Healy joins us for a special Inauguration Day episode of Free Thoughts wherein we assess Barack Obama’s legacy as President of the United States.
Yuval Levin joins us to talk about political nostalgia and American individualism.
David Boaz joins us to recap 2016. Did we just have the worst year ever in American politics?
Jerry Taylor joins us for a discussion on environmental protection and energy use.
Scott Winship joins us to discuss Thomas Piketty’s newest book,Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
Is there anything to the argument that “socialism would work if we were just better people” and had perfect information?
Megan McArdle says that recognizing failure—and in some cases embracing it—is a crucial part of what makes American markets and society successful.
William Irwin joins us to talk about existentialism and libertarianism.
Steve Horwitz returns to the show to discuss how we should be grateful for how much better the world has gotten in the last 1000 years.
Adam Gurri joins us for a discussion on utilitarianism and why it may not be a satisfactory moral theory in which to ground libertarianism.
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?