Aaron and Trevor take listener questions from: Who will build roads and keep corporations honest? To: What’s the libertarian position on abortion?
Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history. His work has appeared in the Vermont Law Review, the Syracuse Law Review, and the Jurist, as well as the Washington Times, Huffington Post, and the Daily Caller. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Aaron and Trevor note that when we use the political process we have to group together into warring “tribes” to accomplish our goals. That’s problematic.
Aaron Powell and Trevor Burrus sum up the Supreme Court’s most recent term and discuss the meaning and impact of each of the court’s big cases.
The podcast guests we had in 2015 share some of their greatest intellectual influences and give book recommendations.
Aaron and Trevor have a discussion about the political authority of the state. Should one obey the government? Is there a compelling reason to?
Jeffrey A. Singer joins us to talk about the ongoing opioid overdose epidemic in the United States. Why are there so many opioid users in the US?
David Kopel joins us again to discuss firearms, gun violence, mass shootings, and whether a gun-free America is possible or desirable.
Cato Institute Vice President of Communications Khristine Brookes joins us to discuss the ever-changing world of news and media.
Kate Sills joins us for a conversation on smart contracts and the future of blockchain technology.
Rick Doblin joins us to give a primer on the medical uses of psychedelics.
Keith E. Whittington joins us to discuss his book Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech.
Diego Zuluaga joins us for a discussion on cryptocurrencies.
Mike Munger joins us to discuss his new book and the future of the sharing economy.
Joe Quirk joins us to discuss the possibilities of seasteading for the future of civilization.
Gary Chartier joins us for a conversation on freedom of expression.
Thomas Hazlett joins us for a discussion on the history of the U.S. government’s regulation of the airways.
Timothy Sandefur joins us to talk about the U.S. Constitution. Which is the Constitution’s primary value: preserving liberty or promoting democracy?