We are celebrating Liberty Chronicles’ first anniversary with a special Free Thoughts/Liberty Chronicles crossover episode featuring Trevor Burrus.
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.
Trevor Burrus explains the meaning and origin of the common law, and differentiates that kind of law from rules that come about via regulation and legislation.
Burrus describes how the state destroys our ability to conceive of a world where it doesn’t take on certain tasks.
Trevor Burrus discusses the purpose and scope of the Constitution, as well as the values that shaped it.
We discuss the rights of self-medication; rights to purchase and use unapproved treatments, prohibited drugs, and pharmaceuticals without a prescription.
Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington join us to discuss forensic science and the criminal justice system.
Randal O’Toole explains why the golden age of railroads is well behind us.
Sebastian Edwards joins us today to discuss why we abandoned the gold standard.
Trevor Burrus discusses the problem of complex regulatory legal systems and how this leads to unnecessary mass incarceration.
Phil Magness joins us to discuss the history of taxation in America, which sheds light on how we got to the convoluted system we have today.
Are we teaching a generation of students the habits of anxious & depressed people?
Jacob Grier joins the show today to talk with Trevor about the American war on tobacco.
Jacob Sullum joins the show to talk about how drug prohibition actually creates more problems than if some controlled substances were made legal.
George Selgin joins us to discuss the role that the Federal Reserve played before, during, and after the 2008 financial crisis.
In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Hamilton and Madison’s personal feud.
Hans Noel joins us this week to share ten insights into how politics, campaigns, and political parties work.
Johan Norberg joins Trevor this week to talk about the notion of progress and gives us all a few reasons to look forward to the future.
Gary Gerstle discusses his book on American history, Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present.