President Buchanan amassed the largest fiscal imbalance of a pre-Civil War administration not engaging in a foreign war and that fact only scrathes the surface of his shortcomings.
The power and importance of Aksum were paralleled by no other African civilization during the period of its existence besides Egypt writes Ibrahim Anoba in his latest installment of Ancient African economies.
Russell Muirhead joins us to discuss the difference between conspiracism and conspiracy theory and how it influences modern political discussions.
Zach Graves and Daniel Schuman join us to discuss how Congress is designed to be a debate process, but it is hard to debate when you don’t have the expertise in a certain topic area, like technology.
Tyler Cowen joins us to discuss the value of work and how big businesses give people opportunities to feel fulfilled in their lives.
Learning a foreign language used to be long, expensive process requiring teachers. Today, there are apps that make language learning easier and cheaper.
Paul interviews Ian Adams and Mark Lutter on two very different topics with one connection: the value of planning for the future.
The American welfare state is expensive, of limited efficacy, and crowds out better options for alleviating poverty.
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.
Eric Mack joins our show again to talk about common objections to libertarianism by dissecting John Rawls viewpoint.
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.
Engaged buddhists too often lean progressive because they don’t understand the fundamental nature of the state that they rely on.
There are two sides to every economic exchange, and regulations that affect one necessarily affect the other.
Sidney Parker’s thoroughgoing Stirnerite individualism set him outside and against all political and moral ideologies.
One generation’s battles (or even wars fought over several generations, whole periods of history)—those battles should never define future generations.
The real population crisis confronting the world is depopulation, not overpopulation. A Review of Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson’s Empty Planet.
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.
WARNING this episode contains spoilers to most, if not all, Marvel movies, please listen with caution.