George H. Smith explains how Locke dealt with some problems in the traditional Christian theory of private property.
Michael Douma and Phil Magness join us to discuss their new book What is Classical Liberal History?
George H. Smith discusses Robert Nozick’s criticisms of Locke’s property theory.
David M. Hart joins us to discuss his latest book, Social Class and State Power.
Keith E. Whittington joins us to discuss his book Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech.
George H. Smith explains Locke’s ideas on how we should interpret a philosophic text, and the relationship between labor and private property.
In July 1842, Rhode Island had two state governments. The rest of New England watched, wondering if they would spill into a civil war.
Peter T. Leeson joins us to talk about his new book WTF?!: An Economic Tour of the Weird.
In his first essay in a new series on John Locke, Smith explains some essential features of Locke’s case for private property.
On May 19, 1842, Thomas W. Dorr dressed up like Napoleon and ordered his makeshift little army to storm the Providence state arsenal.
John Hasnas joins us this week to discuss the evolutionary process of common law.
George Smith discusses Locke’s view of the original commons, before the institution of private property.
“Nowhere in the world have life, LIBERTY, and property been safer than in Rhode Island.”
Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington join us to discuss forensic science and the criminal justice system.
George Smith continues his discussion of how the theory of private property changed over the centuries.
1840 was the Locofoco year—their chance to permanently change America.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a conversation on Frederick Douglass.