Ilya Somin asks, “What happens in a democracy when voters don’t know what they’re voting for or against?”
Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history. His work has appeared in the Vermont Law Review, the Syracuse Law Review, and the Jurist, as well as the Washington Times, Huffington Post, and the Daily Caller. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Michael Cannon discusses a topic people seem to love getting into debates over: health care and the idea of government health care reform.
Ben Jones asks, “Does the death penalty play a legitimate role in justice?”
Mark LeBar joins us for a discussion on justice. What does it mean to call justice a virtue? How did the ancient Greeks see the virtue of justice?
Alex Nowrasteh joins us at the International Students for Liberty Conference, where an audience of students asks questions about immigration.
Timothy B. Lee gives us a primer on Bitcoin and how it works.
Arnold Kling thinks there’s more to talking about politics than the angry yelling shows on TV and the radio.
Brink Linsdey joins us for a conversation about income inequality. Is there something wrong with some people earning more or less than others?
Jerry Taylor joins us for a discussion on environmental protection and energy use.
Elizabeth Anderson joins us this week to talk about egalitarianism. Should we be concerned about an equal distribution of resources in a society?
Gene Healy joins us to talk about the growing power of the Executive Branch. What are the President’s actual duties according to the U.S. Constitution?
Scott Winship joins us to discuss Thomas Piketty’s newest book,Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
Tom W. Bell joins Aaron and Trevor for a discussion on intellectual property, specifically copyright law in the United States.
Jonathan Blanks joins Aaron and Trevor to talk about the relationship between African-Americans and the state.
Peter Van Doren talks about regulatory failure in markets, specifically phone service, banking, electricity, internet, and health care.
Randy Barnett describes five rights—informed by natural law—that are crucial for properly structuring a society.
Is there anything to the argument that “socialism would work if we were just better people” and had perfect information?
Mark A. Calabria explains the incentives built into the regulatory system that governs investments here in America.