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The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature

featuring Brink Lindsey, Jason Kuznicki, Jonathan Rauch, & Timothy Ferris on Feb 24, 2010

 Timothy Ferris discusses the relationship between science and liberal government, arguing that the fortunes of science and liberty rise and fall together.

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The Klein Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Polemics

by Johan Norberg on May 14, 2008

In this criticism of Klein’s “The Shock Doctrine”, Johan Norberg identifies common misconceptions about the nature of Milton Friedman’s libertarianism.

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Does More Technology Create Unemployment?

by A. D. Sharplin and R. H. Mabry on Mar 18, 1986

Mabry and Sharplin argue that technology improves the standard of living, and that it is rent-seeking that causes the true problem.

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Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea

featuring C. Bradley Thompson, David Boaz, and Tod Lindberg on Mar 16, 2011

Neoconservatism probes what neoconservatives call their “philosophy of governance” — their plan for governing America.

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Libertarianism, from A to Z

featuring David Boaz, Jeffrey A. Miron, and Tom G. Palmer on May 18, 2010

Jeffrey Miron sets the record straight with a dictionary of libertarian views on everything from abortion to the war on terror.

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The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

featuring Brink Lindsey, Matt Ridley, and Robin Hanson on May 20, 2010

In his book, “The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves,” Ridley draws on the work of Smith and Darwin to present a history of cultural and economic evolution.

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Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life

featuring James R. Otteson, John Samples, and Nicholas Phillipson on Jan 12, 2011

Phillipson reconstructs Adam Smith’s intellectual ancestry and formation, of which he gives a radically new and convincing account.

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Are Liberty and Equality Compatible?

featuring David Boaz, James P. Sterba, and Jan Narveson on Aug 3, 2010

Sterba advances the argument that libertarian negative liberty supports a welfare state. Narveson disagrees, using social contract theory to support his position.