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What, to an American, is the Fourth of July?

by Andy Craig on Jul 4, 2019

Independence Day is a celebration of America, yes, but it’s also a day to rededicate ourselves to critiquing the job we’re doing at living up to our own mission statement.

Building Tomorrow

Speech Police

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and David Kaye on Jul 4, 2019

David Kaye joins us today to discuss how social media platforms are actually massive bureaucracies. 

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Could Chernobyl Happen Again?

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Tess Terrible on Jun 27, 2019

To suss out fact from fiction, Paul and Matthew invited Matt Crozat from the Nuclear Energy Institute to discuss HBO’s portrayal of Chernobyl.

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Everything Wrong with the Filmore Administration

by Taylor Patterson on Jun 26, 2019

For Filmore, slavery was a moral wrong, and imposing on states’ rights was a legal wrong, but for U.S. history, the chimera of legislation that became the Compromise of 1850 was a catastrophic mistake.

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The Brazilian People Reject Censorship

by Mauricio F. Bento on Jun 24, 2019

The United States is not the only country arguing over free speech. In Brazil, recent developments have also put free speech in jeopardy. 

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Are Libertarians Selfish?

by David S. D’Amato on Jun 21, 2019

Libertarianism is, fundamentally, an other-regarding philosophy that emphasizes our obligations to refrain from dominating others and from imposing our vision of the good life on them.

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How Did the Western World Get Rich? (with Stephen Davies)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Stephen Davies on Jun 20, 2019

Stephen Davies joins us today to discuss how we live in a social and economic world that’s fundamentally different from the one of our ancestors.

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Canning Spam: Getting Rid of Robocalls

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, Will Duffield, & Ethan Garr on Jun 20, 2019

Have you been bombarded with robocalls? The average American is getting 22 calls per month and Ethan Garr joins us to discuss how he is trying to mitigate the pestering.

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African Heroes of Freedom: Queen Moremi Ajasoro

by Ibrahim Anoba on Jun 18, 2019

As we continue to uncover more about the ancient African world, Anoba will highlight figures who had a profound impact on early Africa’s development. 

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5G Won’t Destroy Weather Forecasting

by Ryan Khurana on Jun 14, 2019

The turf war between government agencies over 5G could delay innovation and harm America’s international leadership in the technology.

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Hayek vs. Beveridge on the Welfare State: Introduction

by Paul Matzko on Jun 13, 2019

How did F. A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom and Sir William Beveridge’s Social Insurance and Allied Services shape the politics of the welfare state in the United States and the United Kingdom?