Jim Powell joins us for a discussion on the New Deal policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Did the New Deal really pull America out of the Great Depression?
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.
Matt Zwolinski joins us to talk about libertarianism and pollution. What does it mean for libertarians to treat pollution as a violation of property rights?
Kevin Glass joins us to talk about transparency in local politics. How can state and local governments do more harm than the federal government?
James Otteson joins us this week to talk about the socio-economic system known as socialism. Is an idealized form of socialism possible, and if not, why not?
Grover Norquist joins us to tell us about his Taxpayer Protection Pledge and his plan to eliminate the IRS as we know it.
Steven G. Horwitz joins us for a discussion on the life and ideas of one of the 20th century’s greatest intellectuals, Friedrich Hayek.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds joins us to discuss the current state of America’s education system. What’s broken in schools and colleges today, and how can we fix it?
Bruce L. Benson joins us for a discussion on the idea of law without a government. How would such a system work? How did the law as we know it today come about?
Matthew Feeney joins us for a general discussion on the value of philosophy. Why is philosophy important? How do you learn to think philosophically?
Jason Kuznicki joins us to discuss the left-leaning tendencies of public intellectuals. We examine an essay by Robert Nozick that proposes a cause for this trend.
Matt Zwolinski joins us for a discussion on Lysander Spooner’s “Letter to Grover Cleveland,” which Spooner wrote in the last year of his life.
Berin Szoka joins us to discuss what the “net neutrality” movement stands for and why the online community is so angry about the state of the Internet.
Ronald Bailey talks about environmental “doomsayers.” Their apocalyptic predictions change, but their solutions remain the same: more government control.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a discussion on political philosophy in the Star Trek science fiction franchise.
Robert Higgs joins us this week to share a few of his reflections on individual liberty, economics, war and peace, and the role of the state in human affairs.
Matt Ridley joins us to talk about his new book, The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge. How are new ideas adopted from the bottom up?
Ilya Somin joins us to talk about the politics behind the galaxy’s most popular epic space fantasy franchise.
Flemming Rose talks about the decision to publish 12 cartoons featuring the prophet Mohammed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005.