Martin Gurri says that a new wave of media in the 21st-century has eroded the legitimacy of political authority around the world.
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.
John Samples joins us this week for a midterm election recap and a talk about factors—including campaign contributions—that influence elections.
Terence Kealey joins us for a discussion about publicly funding scientific research. Should science be funded by the government?
Alex Epstein joins us for a discussion on fossil fuel use. How much have fossil fuels benefited humanity? Is there a moral case for their use?
Ronald Bailey talks about environmental “doomsayers.” Their apocalyptic predictions change, but their solutions remain the same: more government control.
Arnold Kling thinks there’s more to talking about politics than the angry yelling shows on TV and the radio.
Gene Healy joins us to discuss the concept of impeachment, from its’ origin to its’ impracticality in our polarized political climate.
Elizabeth Anderson joins us this week to talk about egalitarianism. Should we be concerned about an equal distribution of resources in a society?
What does the government look like in a world of entirely just people? Chris Freiman helps us answer this question.
Roger Pilon joins us to discuss the United States’s founding documents and the philosophy of the men that drafted them.
Brian Wilson from Combat and Classics joins us for a discussion about the last days of Socrates, as told by Plato in Crito.
Arnold Kling is welcomed back to the show to talk about the new edition of his book, The Three Languages of Politics, and how it is even more relevant in the Trump era.
Russ Roberts joins us on this week’s episode of Free Thoughts to talk about his new book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life.
Michael Huemer joins us this week for a discussion on political authority, political obligation, and political legitimacy.
Kevin Glass joins us to talk about transparency in local politics. How can state and local governments do more harm than the federal government?
Is an idealized form of socialism possible, and if not, why not?
Matthew Feeney joins us for a general discussion on the value of philosophy. Why is philosophy important? How do you learn to think philosophically?
Jason Kuznicki joins us to discuss the left-leaning tendencies of public intellectuals.