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From Poverty to Prosperity

featuring Arnold Kling, Brink Lindsey, Nick Schulz, & Zanny Minton-Beddoes on Feb 4, 2010

Arnold Kling and Nick Schulz discuss their book From Poverty to Prosperity.

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The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature

featuring Brink Lindsey, Jason Kuznicki, Jonathan Rauch, & Timothy Ferris on Feb 24, 2010

 Timothy Ferris discusses the relationship between science and liberal government, arguing that the fortunes of science and liberty rise and fall together.

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Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea

featuring C. Bradley Thompson, David Boaz, and Tod Lindberg on Mar 16, 2011

Neoconservatism probes what neoconservatives call their “philosophy of governance” — their plan for governing America.

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Libertarianism, from A to Z

featuring David Boaz, Jeffrey A. Miron, and Tom G. Palmer on May 18, 2010

Jeffrey Miron sets the record straight with a dictionary of libertarian views on everything from abortion to the war on terror.

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The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

featuring Brink Lindsey, Matt Ridley, and Robin Hanson on May 20, 2010

In his book, “The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves,” Ridley draws on the work of Smith and Darwin to present a history of cultural and economic evolution.

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Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life

featuring James R. Otteson, John Samples, and Nicholas Phillipson on Jan 12, 2011

Phillipson reconstructs Adam Smith’s intellectual ancestry and formation, of which he gives a radically new and convincing account.

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Are Liberty and Equality Compatible?

featuring David Boaz, James P. Sterba, and Jan Narveson on Aug 3, 2010

Sterba advances the argument that libertarian negative liberty supports a welfare state. Narveson disagrees, using social contract theory to support his position.

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Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty

featuring David Sentelle, Randy E. Barnett, Roger Pilon, & Walter Dellinger on Feb 4, 2004

Randy Barnett shows how the courts over the years have been cutting holes in the Constitution to eliminate the parts that impede the growth of government.

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On the Wealth of Nations

featuring David Boaz and P. J. O'Rourke on Jan 9, 2007

P.J. O’Rourke gives a modern-day spin on The Wealth of Nations and Adam Smith’s revolutionary theories on liberty

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Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History

featuring John Patrick Diggins, John Samples, Jonathan Clarke, & Steven Hayward on Feb 22, 2007

Following his departure from office, Ronald Reagan was marginalized thanks to liberal biases that dominate the teaching of American history.