Paternalism, even the art of nudging people in the right direction, does not allow human beings to make their own individual decisions.
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.
How far should we go to fight societal injustice?
If you try to prevent every possible danger in your child’s everyday life, they will never get a chance to grow up.
Does piracy have a catastrophic effect on how music, movies, and books are distributed?
If you make food that is indisputably safe, using appropriate methods, Linnekin argues that there is no need for the government to intervene.
John Aristotle Phillips joins us to discuss how important it is to have detailed voter data in order to run a successful political campaign.
Sahar Khan explains the history of Pakistan, & its’ relationship with the U.S., from its designation as independent from Great Britain in 1947.
Jesse Norman leads our discussion of Adam Smith as the the father of both economics and social psychology.
P.J. O’Rourke offers comedic relief about the state of our politics from his unique journalistic perspective influenced by the “sunshine” of the 1960s.
Is the United States the most fearful country in the world?
Artificial intelligence is here and changing our daily lives, but should we be concerned about the prospect of a hostile and hyper-intelligent AI?
Do enough people benefit from public transit considering the amount of money poured into these politically-driven transportation endeavors?
Matthew J. Moore discusses how Buddhism may align with libertarian tendencies; most importantly the need to think for yourself.
Rob Schenck joins us to discuss how his career in the evangelical world morphed into continued political engagement.
Matthew Larosiere joins us to discuss how his interest in the design and development of weapons is controversial.
Phil Haunschild joins us to discuss how blockchain technology could potentially eliminate the governments’ presence in welfare and charity.
Thomas Hazlett joins us for a discussion on the history of the U.S. government’s regulation of the airways.
Joe Quirk joins us to discuss the possibilities of seasteading for the future of civilization.