Frank Dikötter, an expert on Chinese communism, joins the show to talk about the nature of dictatorships.
Aaron Ross Powell
Aaron Ross Powell is Director and Editor of Libertarianism.org, a project of the Cato Institute. Libertarianism.org presents introductory material as well as new scholarship related to libertarian philosophy, theory, and history. He is also co-host of Libertarianism.org’s popular podcast, Free Thoughts. His writing has appeared in Liberty and The Cato Journal. He earned a JD from the University of Denver.
Peter Goettler joins us this week to talk about his role at the Cato Institute, Cato’s history of 40 years of advancing liberty, and what’s next for public policy organizations more generally and for Cato specifically.
Steven G. Horwitz joins us for a discussion on the life and ideas of one of the 20th century’s greatest intellectuals, Friedrich Hayek.
Roger Pilon joins us to discuss the United States’s founding documents and the philosophy of the men that drafted them.
Sheldon Richman joins us to talk about the origins of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Why are these documents venerated by many libertarians?
Jim Powell joins us for a discussion on the New Deal policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Did the New Deal really pull America out of the Great Depression?
Jim Powell joins us for a discussion on how the tradition of liberty in the United States was established and how it subsequently flourished.
Jason Kuznicki joins us this week. What is the subject matter of history? How was it chosen?
Mustafa Akyol discusses Islam. Is there a Muslim case for liberty? How has Islam traditionally treated the principles of political liberalism?
Doug Bandow joins us to talk about the relationship between libertarianism and Chrisitanity.
Bill Emmott joins us to talk about his new book, The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World’s Most Successful Political Idea.
Jason Kuznicki, Grant Babcock, and Aaron Powell discuss the first part of Murray Rothbard’s book The Ethics of Liberty.
Dan Moller joins the show to discuss how libertarian philosophy includes more substance than a devotion to individual liberty.
Deirdre McCloskey joins our show again to talk about her new book, Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All.
Charles J. Sykes joins us this week for a discussion on the origins of the populist, pro-Trump Right.
James Stacey Taylor asks why it is that we seem to be comfortable with the idea of buying and selling some things, but not others.
Peter Van Doren joins Aaron and Trevor to answer questions about market failure and the provision of public goods.
We discuss the two most common philosophical justifications for libertarianism: consequentialism and rights-based theories.