Why is my smartphone cheap while my healthcare is crazy expensive? Alex Tabarrok explains the Baumol Effect.
Kevin Currie-Knight joins the podcast to talk about how different libertarian thinkers approached the issue of public education.
Paul and Matthew discuss the history of, and threats to, Section 230. Jennifer Huddleston rebuts the argument that Section 230 was a gift to big tech.
Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall join us to discuss how foreign intervention and militarism affect domestic life.
Emily Oster joins us to give data-based parenting advice that may surprise you.
Thank you for sticking with us through 300 episodes! Reminisce with us today as Nora Powell interviews Aaron and Trevor.
Diego Zuluaga joins the show today to discuss the latest on Libra, Facebook’s venture in cryptocurrency.
Daniel Okrent joins us to discuss how the “science” of eugenics was the basis of the rationale for the Immigration Act of 1924.
What was the real beef between Crowder and Maza? Matthew Feeney and Paul Matzko dive in to the mines of content moderation.
Jason Brennan and Phil Magness join us today to talk about all the perverse incentives that are at play in higher education.
David Kaye joins us today to discuss how social media platforms are actually massive bureaucracies.
What does the government look like in a world of entirely just people? Chris Freiman helps us answer this question.
To suss out fact from fiction, Paul and Matthew invited Matt Crozat from the Nuclear Energy Institute to discuss HBO’s portrayal of Chernobyl.
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.
Have you been bombarded with robocalls? The average American is getting 22 calls per month and Ethan Garr joins us to discuss how he is trying to mitigate the pestering.
U.S. leaders should to adopt a policy of restraint toward foreign movements that purport to embrace democracy, argues Ted Galen Carpenter.
Carl B. Frey joins us to discuss how we can study the industrial revolution to inform our understanding of the imminent automation revolution.
Alexandra Natapoff joins us today to discuss how misdemeanors turn innocent people in to criminals.