David Boaz and Charles Murray each discuss their respective books about what it means to be a libertarian in this 1997 Cato debate.
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.
Benson discusses the history of the legal system and the development of cooperation in society.
Rizzo talks about the nature of the common law system, arguing that laws can also emerge through spontaneous order.
Kirzner provides an overview of Austrian economics, highlighting the knowledge problem, spontaneous order and Hayek’s “fatal conceit.”
Holcombe examines a variety of economic theories with regard to the link between entrepreneurship and economic progress.
George H. Smith examines the moral right of resistance to government, with an emphasis on the period of the American Revolution.
In this talk, Branden claims that Ayn Rand’s life and work could be seen as a feminist manifesto.
Fritz discusses the importance of a state-free educational system.
Ebeling discusses the austrian economic tradition.
Rizzo explains the basic principles of Austrian economics.
O’Driscoll discusses organic structures vs designed structures in society, and their significance to different economic schools.
Carpenter explores the connection between a country’s foreign policy and domestic policy.
West, Hornberger and Richman discuss state education and the some of the historical arguments against it.
Machan discusses philosophical skepticism, particularly with regard to observed reality.