This week we discuss the implications of law enforecement’s ability to access genetic information from DNA databases like Ancestry and 23&Me.
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.
Grant Babcock joins us this week to talk about an essay he wrote in defense of natural rights-based libertarianism.
Neal McCluskey joins us for a conversation about public education in America. How did it begin? And why doesn’t it work as well as we want it to?
Aaron, Trevor, and David Boaz answer listener questions including the classic: “If libertarianism is so great, where are all the libertarian countries?”
Matt Ridley joins us to talk about his new book, The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge. How are new ideas adopted from the bottom up?
Ilya Somin joins us to talk about the politics behind the galaxy’s most popular epic space fantasy franchise.
Johann Hari joins us this week to discuss his recent New York Times best-selling book about the past, present, and future of drug prohibition.
This week, we talk about the slowing pace of innovation and growth in the US over the past few decades. Has American society become too complacent?
Andrew Turner joins us to talk about his experience being stationed at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in 2009 and 2010.
How is ISIS different from Al Qaeda and other terror groups? Does it pose an existential threat to the Western world?
Brink Lindsey joins us this week to talk about an alliance between liberals and libertarians in the age of Trump-style conservative populism.
George Selgin joins us for a discussion about the gold standard. Is there any chance of the country returning to the gold standard?
The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do About It
Timothy Sandefur joins us this week to talk about his new book, The Permission Society. When you should you need a permit to do certain things?
Ryan Young joins us for a discussion about income inequality today, as part of Equality Month at Libertarianism.org. Has inequality gone up?
John Papola joins us to talk about the conception and production of Libertarianism.org’s newest video series, Freedom on Trial.
Jonathan Blanks joins us for a discussion about police stops and the Fourth Amendment. Is there a war on cops?
Steven Horwitz joins us for a discussion on family and how it has changed over the years.
Thomas Sowell joins us for a discussion about disparities of income and wealth between and within nations.