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Free Speech Online: Unfriended

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, Zach Graves, & Ryan Radia on May 30, 2019

Zach Graves and Ryan Radia join us this week to debate if anti-conservative bias on social media is real or not. 

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Buchanan Administration

by Ellen Kelly on May 28, 2019

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.

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Commerce and Trade in Ancient Africa: Aksum

by Ibrahim Anoba on May 24, 2019

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. 

Free Thoughts

New Conspiracism and Modern Politics (with Russell Muirhead)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Russell Muirhead on May 24, 2019

Russell Muirhead joins us to discuss the difference between conspiracism and conspiracy theory and how it influences modern political discussions. 

Building Tomorrow

What Lawmakers Don’t Understand About Tech Policy

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, Zach Graves, & Daniel Schuman on May 23, 2019

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. 

Free Thoughts

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.

Free Thoughts

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.