Hans Noel joins us this week to share ten insights into how politics, campaigns, and political parties work.
Spanish America was part of an empire in name. Missionaries expanded the frontier zone, but they never really controlled it.
William J. Watkins, Jr. joins us for a discussion on the Articles of Confederation and the ideas of the Anti-Federalists.
Anne Rathbone Bradley, James K. Galbraith, and Michael Munger talk about the power dynamics of the relationship between managers and employees, as featured in our new courtroom drama series, #FreedomOnTrial.
Anne Rathbone Bradley, James K. Galbraith, and Michael Munger discuss the effect minimum wage laws have on upward mobility for those at the bottom of the economic ladder, a concept featured in our new courtroom drama series, #FreedomOnTrial.
Anne Rathbone Bradley, James K. Galbraith, and Michael Munger discuss the economics behind minimum wage laws and the debate over income inequality. Both concepts are featured in our new courtroom drama series, #FreedomOnTrial.
Freedom on Trial is a courtroom drama that takes viewers into the heart of the everyday issues that arise when an employer’s desire to hire more employees runs into the barrier of minimum wage laws, and when the government’s plans to “solve” income inequality only makes things worse.
The slaves shipped to British North America were predominantly identified as Igbos from interior West Africa. Their stories deserve to be remembered.
Ryan M. Yonk joins us this week for a discussion about how we think about ecology and the environment.
Are all human beings merely economic maximizers? Can all human actions really be explained in terms of profit, loss, and calculation?
Grant Babcock joins us this week to talk about an essay he wrote in defense of natural rights-based libertarianism.
John Gow harbored a deep resentment of the elite. Gow wanted to turn pirate from the start; he only awaited the right opportunity.
Christopher Freiman joins us to talk about his Arguments for Liberty chapter on utilitarianism. What’s the utilitarian argument for libertarianism?
By the 1720s, the Americas’ radicals existed adrift at sea; stateless people who turned their very existence into an act of rebellion.
Our producer, Tess Terrible, interviews Aaron and Trevor for Free Thoughts’s 200th episode. How did Free Thoughts get started, and what have we learned along the way?
Neil Howe joins us to talk cycles, generations, and the myth-making business of history.
John Glaser proposes a policy shift that would save money and make the United States safer: closing some or all of America’s 800 overseas military bases.
In the 18th century, many Europeans entered the colonies as indentured servants. Conditions were improving, but autonomy was a rare commodity.