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In Defense of Big Business (with Tyler Cowen)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Tyler Cowen on May 17, 2019

Tyler Cowen joins us to discuss the value of work and how big businesses give people opportunities to feel fulfilled in their lives. 

Building Tomorrow

Parlez-Vous Français? There’s an App for That

by Gabrielle Okun on May 17, 2019

Learning a foreign language used to be long, expensive process requiring teachers. Today, there are apps that make language learning easier and cheaper.

Building Tomorrow

SimCity 5: Exploring Charter Cities (and More!)

featuring Paul Matzko, Ian Adams, and Mark Lutter on May 16, 2019

Paul interviews Ian Adams and Mark Lutter on two very different topics with one connection: the value of planning for the future.

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The Use of Euphemisms in Political Debate

by Alex Nowrasteh on May 14, 2019

Euphemisms tend to serve as signals of political-tribal membership, but also as means to convince ambivalent voters to support one policy or the other.

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Objections to Libertarianism (with Eric Mack)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Eric Mack on May 10, 2019

Eric Mack joins our show again to talk about common objections to libertarianism by dissecting John Rawls viewpoint. 

Building Tomorrow

Destination Mars

featuring Paul Matzko and Robert Zubrin on May 9, 2019

Paul interviews Robert Zubrin at the Lincoln Network’s “Reboot American Innovation” conference about the future of human spaceflight and the need for it to stay innovative. 

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Buddhist Ethics Does Not Advocate State Action

by Aaron Ross Powell on May 9, 2019

Engaged buddhists too often lean progressive because they don’t understand the fundamental nature of the state that they rely on.    

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Sidney Parker, Egoist: Against All Systems

by David S. D’Amato on May 7, 2019

Sidney Parker’s thoroughgoing Stirnerite individualism set him outside and against all political and moral ideologies.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 105: The Last Liberty Chronicles

featuring Anthony Comegna on May 7, 2019

One generation’s battles (or even wars fought over several generations, whole periods of history)—those battles should never define future generations.

Building Tomorrow

A Libertarian Response to Global Depopulation

by Pamela J. Hobart on May 6, 2019

The real population crisis confronting the world is depopulation, not overpopulation. A Review of Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson’s Empty Planet

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong With the Adams Administration

by Tony Petersen on May 3, 2019

Adams’ mistake was not, as some would have it, in angrily prosecuting his political enemies; it was, rather, in allowing others within his administration to pursue acts which went against his avowed political principles and instincts.

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The Politics of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Jacob T. Levy on May 3, 2019

WARNING this episode contains spoilers to most, if not all, Marvel movies, please listen with caution. 

Building Tomorrow

Facial Recognition or Faceless Man?

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Caleb Watney on May 2, 2019

Our brains cannot remember the faces of everyone we cross on the street, but for better & for worse facial recognition software can. 

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Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Christopher A. Preble on Apr 26, 2019

Christopher A. Preble joins us to discuss his new book; Peace, War, and Liberty: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy, coming out April 30th, 2019. 

Building Tomorrow

Devin Nunes Sues a Fictional Cow, His Mom, and Liz Mair

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Liz Mair on Apr 25, 2019

Liz Mair joins us to discuss Nunes, his cow, & how the lawsuit has created an internet backlash drawing more attention to parody accounts.