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The Cato Institute at 40

featuring Peter Goettler, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Mar 10, 2017

Peter Goettler joins us this week to talk about his role at the Cato Institute, Cato’s history of 40 years of advancing liberty, and what’s next for public policy organizations more generally and for Cato specifically.

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Social Laws, Part 2

featuring George H. Smith on Mar 8, 2017

George H. Smith explains how the methodological monism of modern positivism differs from classical empiricism.

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How Economists Think About Health Care

featuring Peter Van Doren, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Mar 3, 2017

Peter Van Doren joins us this week to talk about health care economics. How much should we spend on health care, and how would we know the answer to that question?

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Social Laws, Part 1

featuring George H. Smith on Mar 1, 2017

George H. Smith explains methodological subjectivism and how it applies to the study of human action.

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A Muslim Case for Liberty

featuring Mustafa Akyol, Aaron Ross Powell, and Adam Bates on Feb 24, 2017

Mustafa Akyol discusses Islam. Is there a Muslim case for liberty? How has Islam traditionally treated the principles of political liberalism?

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The Libertarian Student Movement

featuring Wolf von Laer, Aaron Ross Powell, and Caleb O. Brown on Feb 17, 2017

Wolf von Laer joins us this week to talk about the movement for liberty on college campuses around the world.

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Thomas Paine Versus Edmund Burke, Part 10

featuring George H. Smith on Feb 15, 2017

George H. Smith explains Paine’s views on paper money, price controls, self-interest, and exploitative governments.

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Taking Government Un-Seriously

featuring Jeremy McLellan, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Feb 10, 2017

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?

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Independence Day: What is There to Celebrate?

featuring George H. Smith on Feb 8, 2017

The ideal of individual freedom is more than a will-o’-the-wisp. It was widely appreciated in the past and so may become widely appreciated in the future.

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The Truth About Immigration

featuring Alex Nowrasteh, Trevor Burrus, and Matthew Feeney on Feb 3, 2017

Alex Nowrasteh joins us this week to talk about immigration in the wake of Donald Trump’s contentious executive order. Is immigration always good for a country?

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Thomas Paine Versus Edmund Burke, Part 9

featuring George H. Smith on Feb 1, 2017

George H. Smith explains some of Thomas Paine’s ideas about the nature of a republic and the benefits of a representative form of government.

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Liberaltarianism and Trump

featuring Brink Lindsey, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Jan 27, 2017

Brink Lindsey joins us this week to talk about his idea for an alliance between liberals and libertarians in the age of Trump-style conservative populism.

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Thomas Paine Versus Edmund Burke, Part 8

featuring George H. Smith on Jan 25, 2017

George H. Smith explains Edmund Burke’s argument against majority rule and a constitution based on the consent of the governed.

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King Obama, King Trump: The Dangers of an Imperial Presidency

featuring Gene Healy, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Jan 20, 2017

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.

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Liberty

featuring Bowen Xu on Jan 18, 2017

Liberty by Bowen Xu is one of four winners in our first annual Libertarianism.org video contest!

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Pursuit of Happiness

featuring Chris Allison on Jan 18, 2017

Pursuit of Happiness by Chris Allison is one of four winners in our first annual Libertarianism.org video contest!

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Passion for Liberty

featuring John Russell on Jan 18, 2017

Passion for Liberty by John Russell is one of four winners in our first annual Libertarianism.org video contest!