Aaron Ross Powell, Tom G. Palmer, and Sloane Frost each answer the question “Why Liberty?” in this Cato Student Forum.
Aaron Ross Powell
Aaron Ross Powell is Director and Editor of Libertarianism.org, a project of the Cato Institute. Libertarianism.org presents introductory material as well as new scholarship related to libertarian philosophy, theory, and history. He is also co-host of Libertarianism.org’s popular podcast, Free Thoughts. His writing has appeared in Liberty and The Cato Journal. He earned a JD from the University of Denver.
Kevin Vallier joins us to talk about his Arguments for Liberty chapter on the ethical system of John Rawls. Does Rawls have value for libertarians?
Christopher Freiman joins us to talk about his Arguments for Liberty chapter on utilitarianism. What’s the utilitarian argument for libertarianism?
Jason Kuznicki joins us to discuss the chapter he wrote on Immanuel Kant for our new book, Arguments for Liberty.
This week we discuss the implications of law enforecement’s ability to access genetic information from DNA databases like Ancestry and 23&Me.
Grant Babcock joins us this week to talk about an essay he wrote in defense of natural rights-based libertarianism.
John Samples joins us on the show for a discussion on the relationship between money and political speech.
Julian Sanchez joins us for a discussion on the political philsophy of Robert Nozick.
Matt Zwolinski joins Aaron and Trevor to discuss how libertarianism can help the least well-off.
Jason Brennan joins us for a discussion on political obligation. Are we ethically obligated to obey the government? If so, why? If not, why not?
Alex Nowrasteh joins us to talk about immigration. Should we have limits on who can enter the United States?
David Boaz joins us to talk generally about the libertarian philosophy.
Jason Kuznicki joins us this week. What is the subject matter of history? How was it chosen?
Patrick J. Michaels joins us this week. When objective science and the need to generate headlines clash, who wins?
Jason Kuznicki joins us for a meeting of Cato’s informal book club, where we discuss Auberon Herbert’s essay “The Ethics of Dynamite.”
Ilya Somin asks, “What happens in a democracy when voters don’t know what they’re voting for or against?”
Ben Jones asks, “Does the death penalty play a legitimate role in justice?”
Mark LeBar joins us for a discussion on justice. What does it mean to call justice a virtue? How did the ancient Greeks see the virtue of justice?