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Liberty Chronicles

1848 and Its Aftermath

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jul 31, 2018

1848 changed American politics forever, and early Libertarianism was at the center of it.

Building Tomorrow

Will EU Copyright Break the Internet?

featuring Paul Matzko and Will Duffield on Jul 26, 2018

Mike Masnick of Techdirt joins the show to discuss how the European Union’s hamfisted efforts to enforce digital copyright could undermine open internet.

Excursions

Immanuel Kant and the Natural Law Tradition

featuring George H. Smith on Jul 25, 2018

George Smith discusses Kant’s attempt to justify objective moral principles and his views on when the use of coercion is morally proper.

Liberty Chronicles

Van Buren’s Dirty Game

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jul 24, 2018

Martin Van Buren was intellectually committed to laissez-faire and limited government, but the devil is always in the details.

Building Tomorrow

Can You Monetize Everything You Do?

featuring Paul Matzko on Jul 19, 2018

This week, we talk about smart televisions watching you, the Brave browser, and the life of Twitch streamer Ice Poseidon.

Liberty Chronicles

Revolution in Utica and Buffalo

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jul 17, 2018

The Polk years began in a sort of uneasy truce between radicals and conservatives. 

Building Tomorrow

How Smart are ‘Smart Contracts’?

featuring Kate Sills, Paul Matzko, and Matthew Feeney on Jul 12, 2018

Kate Sills joins to respond to several recent articles criticizing smart contracts, including the “Oracle problem.”

Excursions

Some Personal Reflections on Ayn Rand

featuring George H. Smith on Jul 11, 2018

George Smith discusses some good and bad influences that Ayn Rand’s ideas had on his own intellectual development.

Liberty Chronicles

The Vile Mexican War

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jul 10, 2018

In 1844, America’s first libertarians made a serious mistake. The kind of mistake with the potential to destroy their whole movement.

Building Tomorrow

What’s in Your (Crypto) Wallet?

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, Matthew Feeney, & Will Duffield on Jul 5, 2018

This week, we discuss cryptocurrency and security.

Excursions

Ayn Rand on Aristotle

featuring George H. Smith on Jul 4, 2018

George Smith examines some of Rand’s claims about the beneficial influence of Aristotle’s ideas on the course of Western civilization.

Building Tomorrow

Welcome to Building Tomorrow!

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, Matthew Feeney, & Will Duffield on Jul 3, 2018

Welcome to Building Tomorrow! A new podcast by Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute.