Jason Brennan joins us to talk about his new book, Against Democracy. What separates good voters from bad voters?
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.
Stephen Davies joins us today to discuss how we live in a social and economic world that’s fundamentally different from the one of our ancestors.
Deirdre N. McCloskey joins us to discuss her Bourgeois Era book series. Why are we so much wealthier now than at any other point in human history?
Gene Healy joins us to talk about the growing power of the Executive Branch. What are the President’s actual duties according to the U.S. Constitution?
Doug Bandow joins us to talk about the relationship between libertarianism and Chrisitanity.
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?
We talk about the United States’s unusually high rate of incarceration. How many Americans are in prison or in jail? What did they do to get there?
This week, we talk about the slowing pace of innovation and growth in the US over the past few decades. Has American society become too complacent?
Yuval Levin joins the show to discuss how the left and right alike respond with populist anger at our institutions that seem to be failing the American people.
Ben Jones asks, “Does the death penalty play a legitimate role in justice?”
Jason Kuznicki joins us for a meeting of Cato’s informal book club, where we discuss Auberon Herbert’s essay “The Ethics of Dynamite.”
Brink Lindsey joins us this week to talk about an alliance between liberals and libertarians in the age of Trump-style conservative populism.
John Papola joins us to talk about the conception and production of Libertarianism.org’s newest video series, Freedom on Trial.
Steven Horwitz joins us for a discussion on family and how it has changed over the years.
Daniel Bier joins us for a discussion about conspiracy theories and skepticism’s place in libertarianism.
Jesse Walker joins us to talk about his book, The United States of Paranoia. What do the conspiracy theories we embrace say about us a society?
Matt Zwolinski joins us for a discussion on Lysander Spooner’s “Letter to Grover Cleveland,” which Spooner wrote in the last year of his life.
Bill Glod joins us on this week’s episode of Free Thoughts for a discussion on so-called libertarian paternalism.