Hailed at his passing as “the most successful one-term president in the nation’s history,” George H.W. Bush has a far better claim to being the most destructive.
Robby Soave joins us to discuss his new book, Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump.
Timothy McLaughlin joins us to describe the history of 8chan and its association with recent mass shootings.
The most prominent of America’s contradictions is that its Founding documents were written by white men who owned black human beings as farm equipment, yet they expressed a commitment to liberty.
Milton Mueller joins us to discuss how social media is not a medical addiction that requires government intervention.
Alex Tabarrok explains that dominant assurance contracts can help markets provide more public goods.
Although Van Buren himself was an effective politician, his years as president prompted scholars to rank Van Buren’s presidency as average, grouped among some of the least-effective and forgettable presidents in U.S. history
Why do we demonize those with whom we disagree?
When it comes to surrogacy, libertarians and communists may be able to agree more than you might think.
Steve Horwitz returns to the show to discuss how we should be grateful for how much better the world has gotten in the last 1000 years.
Why is my smartphone cheap while my healthcare is crazy expensive? Alex Tabarrok explains the Baumol Effect.
Henry Clarke Wright was a radical among radicals, driven by a religious conviction in the equality of all people.
Beveridge’s and Hayek’s dispute over expert control of economic and social policy was a manifestation of a much deeper disagreement, known as the “Knowledge Problem”.
Clinton was an internationalist and believed in an activist American presence abroad, but he was unable to create a comprehensive doctrine to guide the United States into the 21st century.
Kevin Currie-Knight joins the podcast to talk about how different libertarian thinkers approached the issue of public education.
Paul and Matthew discuss the history of, and threats to, Section 230. Jennifer Huddleston rebuts the argument that Section 230 was a gift to big tech.
She ruled as Queen Mother, defied the British, and died in captivity, all to advance Asante freedom.
Hazony’s views about the role of individuals and the nature of ethics mean that nations of any type are permitted to wage unjust war and impose sweeping domestic oppression. This nationalism should not guide our thinking today.