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Exploring Wealth Inequality

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, Ryan Bourne, & Chris Edwards on Jan 3, 2020

Many political leaders consider wealth inequality to be a major economic and social problem. Ryan Bourne and Chris Edwards join the show to talk about their new study that tackles this issue.

The Pursuit

Re-Release: It Hits Home

featuring Tess Terrible on Dec 31, 2019

It goes to the core of what is meaningful to people. Their family, their home, their livelihood - eminent domain has the power to destroy all of that.

Free Thoughts

Tyranny of Public Health (with Jacob Sullum)

featuring Trevor Burrus and Jacob Sullum on Dec 27, 2019

Jacob Sullum joins the show to talk about how drug prohibition actually creates more problems than if some controlled substances were made legal. 

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The Deep State’s Tyranny Endures

by David S. D’Amato on Dec 20, 2019

Nowhere in the Constitution does it carve out a spot for secretive bureaucracies that never have to answer to the public.

Free Thoughts

Foreign Policy and the Trump Doctrine

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, Christopher A. Preble, & John Glaser on Dec 20, 2019

Christopher Preble and John Glaser join the show to discuss Trump’s approach, or lack thereof, to foreign policy. 

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Smart Contracts

by Kate Sills on Dec 16, 2019

Smart contracts are a digital innovation that could fuel transactions without the need for State enforcement mechanisms.

 
The Pursuit

The Patient’s Right

featuring Landry Ayres on Dec 17, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration is supposed to protect Americans—but has it gone too far?

Free Thoughts

Government-Created Segregation (with Richard Rothstein)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Richard Rothstein on Dec 13, 2019

Richard Rothstein joins the episode to discuss how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation. 

Building Tomorrow

Who Wants to Retire a Millionaire?

featuring Paul Matzko, Peter Van Doren, Michael D. Tanner, & Simon Cowan on Dec 12, 2019

The US Social Security system can’t fulfill its promises, but Australia’s system gives its people a better shot at a comfortable retirement.

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The Chinese Philosopher All Libertarians Should Know

by Paul Meany on Dec 9, 2019

Huang Zongxi argued for a constitutional model of government designed to benefit all people, not just the ruling class, and which stressed the importance of respecting private property rights. 

Free Thoughts

Becoming a Whistleblower (with Patrick Eddington)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Patrick G. Eddington on Dec 6, 2019

Patrick G. Eddington comes back to the show to talk about his time in the CIA from 1988 to 1996. 

Pop & Locke

Our Holiday Favorites

featuring Landry Ayres, Natalie Dowzicky, Paul Matzko, & Paul Meany on Dec 4, 2019

The best way to spread holiday cheer is singing aloud for all to hear or podcasting about our favorite “sort of” holiday movies. Both do the trick!

The Pursuit

Mental Illness Behind Bars

featuring Tess Terrible on Dec 3, 2019

Once you are caught up in the criminal justice system, it’s difficult to get out. And it is especially challenging for those who are suffering from a mental illness.