George H. Smith examines the moral right of resistance to government, with an emphasis on the period of the American Revolution.
Holcombe examines a variety of economic theories with regard to the link between entrepreneurship and economic progress.
Kirzner provides an overview of Austrian economics, highlighting the knowledge problem, spontaneous order and Hayek’s “fatal conceit.”
Rizzo talks about the nature of the common law system, arguing that laws can also emerge through spontaneous order.
Benson discusses the history of the legal system and the development of cooperation in society.
Friedman examines the differences between civil and criminal systems of law. He imagines what the U.S. legal system would look like if criminal law were dissolved.
David Boaz and Charles Murray each discuss their respective books about what it means to be a libertarian in this 1997 Cato debate.
Barnett explains his classical, natural rights approach to liberty.
Barnett discusses a variety of methods for constraining state power.
Boaz presents the libertarian position - strong property rights, respect for the rule of law, and dedication to keeping the coercive power of government in check.
Solveig Singleton explains how a regulatory vision of digital privacy can disrupt the free flow of information in society.
Diaz tells the story of the life of Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek.
Friedman speaks on the history of political economy from Adam Smith to the resurgence of classical liberalism.
Barnett discusses the connection between natural rights theory and the work of Friedrich Hayek.