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Ranked Choice Voting, A Better Way to Vote?

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Peter Van Doren on Jan 3, 2019

Instead of choosing the lesser of two evils at the ballot box, you could rank your preferences, like they did in Maine for the midterm election. 

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 87: Profiles in Locodom: Fernando Wood

featuring Anthony Comegna and Nicholas Mosvick on Jan 1, 2019

Nicholas Mosvick joins us to discuss the complexity of Fernando Wood, the mayor of New York who wished the state seceded during the Civil War. 

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Has Your Phone Hacked Your Brain?

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, and Will Duffield on Dec 27, 2018

We don’t know the consequences of the infinite scroll yet, but in order to actually live, it may be wise to be mindful of your screen time. 

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 86: Eggnog Riot!!!!

featuring Anthony Comegna on Dec 25, 2018

Merry Christmas! We hope you didn’t stage a riot last night on Christmas Eve, because, as you know, Santa is always watching!

Free Thoughts

Is Wall Street Overregulated? (with Todd Zywicki)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Todd Zywicki on Dec 21, 2018

Todd Zywicki explains how the American banking system is regulated to the point where there is no room or even hope for innovation. 

Building Tomorrow

Flying Taxis: Cleared for Takeoff?

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Brent Skorup on Dec 20, 2018

Brent Skorup from the Mercatus Center addresses his new paper Auctioning Airspace. 

Free Thoughts

Why Being Poor is Expensive (with Ryan Bourne)

featuring Trevor Burrus and Aaron Ross Powell on Dec 14, 2018

Ryan Bourne joins us today to discuss the intricate hardships that the poor in the United States are experiencing.

Building Tomorrow

Is Amazon HQ2 Worth it?

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Vanessa Calder on Dec 13, 2018

Vanessa Calder joins us this week to discuss whether or not residents of Crystal City, VA and Queens, NY should be excited by the arrival of Amazon.

Free Thoughts

Bringing Wealth to the Poor (with Michael Tanner)

featuring Trevor Burrus and Aaron Ross Powell on Dec 7, 2018

Michael Tanner joins us to discuss the dimensions that affect poverty including; felony convictions, lack of education, & housing policies. 

Building Tomorrow

Place Your Political Bets

featuring Paul Matzko and Aaron Ross Powell on Dec 6, 2018

Continuing our discussion with John Aristotle Phillips, we discuss how PredictIt may actually inspire more people to seek out the truth in politics.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 83: Who Killed Jefferson(ianism)?

featuring Anthony Comegna on Dec 4, 2018

Those who profited so much from slave labor, rebuked the Declaration of Independence, but the Southern justification for slavery varied by region. 

Free Thoughts

Teaching Economics (with Steve Horwitz)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Steven Horwitz on Nov 30, 2018

Steve Horwitz joins us to debunk some global myths about economics. 

Building Tomorrow

Micro-Targeting Voters with Big Data

featuring Paul Matzko and Aaron Ross Powell on Nov 29, 2018

John Aristotle Phillips joins us to discuss how important it is to have detailed voter data in order to run a successful political campaign. 

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 82: The Constitution & Castle Walls

featuring Anthony Comegna on Nov 27, 2018

Southerners strategically supported a small & limited national government, but their motives for doing so were appalling.