Timothy Sandefur returns to the show to talk about his new book, The Ascent of Jacob Bronowski: The Life and Ideas of a Popular Science Icon.
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.
Jonathan Rauch joins us for a discussion on the current political landscape in America. Why are we seeing so many renegade political actors these days?
Robert Luddy joins us this week to talk about his ventures as the founder of several successful private schools in and around Raleigh, North Carolina.
Julian Sanchez joins us to talk about online privacy in the era of mass data collection. What kind of data are we creating, and who’s watching us?
We talk about the United States’s unusually high rate of incarceration. How many Americans are in prison or in jail? What did they do to get there?
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?
Yuval Levin joins us to talk about political nostalgia and American individualism.
Jeremy McLellan joins us this week to talk about his brand of politics and comedy. Does humor have a place in changing people’s political beliefs?
Brink Lindsey joins us this week to talk about an alliance between liberals and libertarians in the age of Trump-style conservative populism.
Gene Healy joins us for a special Inauguration Day episode of Free Thoughts wherein we assess Barack Obama’s legacy as President of the United States.
David Boaz joins us to recap 2016. Did we just have the worst year ever in American politics?
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.
Ben Domenech joins us this week to discuss Donald J. Trump’s candidacy. What is Trump doing differently?