The complicated time of secession was defined by politicians’ desire to grab power in any way that they could.
Caleb Brown interviews Anthony Comegna about the English Civil Wars and high weirdness in the primitive libertarian tradition.
The socialists, who would further regiment human social relations, are reactionaries; libertarians are the radicals.
Jason Brennan elaborates on his thesis that “you possess the same right of self defense against government agents as you do against fellow civilians”.
Instead of choosing the lesser of two evils at the ballot box, you could rank your preferences, like they did in Maine for the midterm election.
Nicholas Mosvick joins us to discuss the complexity of Fernando Wood, the mayor of New York who wished the state seceded during the Civil War.
The curve of human progress is a jagged one, explains Marian Tupy.
We don’t know the consequences of the infinite scroll yet, but in order to actually live, it may be wise to be mindful of your screen time.
Merry Christmas! We hope you didn’t stage a riot last night on Christmas Eve, because, as you know, Santa is always watching!
Not all market failures warrant state intervention.
Todd Zywicki explains how the American banking system is regulated to the point where there is no room or even hope for innovation.
Brent Skorup from the Mercatus Center addresses his new paper Auctioning Airspace.
A thought experiment showing just how dysfunctional and distorting our health insurance system is.
What is the real origin story of America?
The scholars of the Spanish Enlightenment are often overlooked as influencial to political thought throughout the Americas.
Smith discusses the importance of Garrison’s call for the free states to secede from the Union, and the eventual disagreement with Frederick Douglass.
Education alone won’t dispel fear of artificial intelligence.
Ryan Bourne joins us today to discuss the intricate hardships that the poor in the United States are experiencing.