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Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Clinton Administration

by Marcus Witcher on Aug 2, 2019

Clinton was an internationalist and believed in an activist American presence abroad, but he was unable to create a comprehensive doctrine to guide the United States into the 21st century.

Free Thoughts

Education in the Marketplace (with Kevin Currie-Knight)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Kevin Currie-Knight on Aug 2, 2019

Kevin Currie-Knight joins the podcast to talk about how different libertarian thinkers approached the issue of public education. 

Building Tomorrow

What Made the Internet Possible?

featuring Paul Matzko and Matthew Feeney on Aug 1, 2019

Paul and Matthew discuss the history of, and threats to, Section 230. Jennifer Huddleston rebuts the argument that Section 230 was a gift to big tech.

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Vice in The Virtue of Nationalism

by Akiva Malamet on Jul 30, 2019

Hazony’s views about the role of individuals and the nature of ethics mean that nations of any type are permitted to wage unjust war and impose sweeping domestic oppression. This nationalism should not guide our thinking today. 

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Tyranny Comes Home (with Chris Coyne and Abigail Hall)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, Christopher Coyne, & Abigail Hall on Jul 26, 2019

Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall join us to discuss how foreign intervention and militarism affect domestic life. 

Building Tomorrow

Data Day Care (with Emily Oster)

featuring Paul Matzko and Emily Oster on Jul 25, 2019

Emily Oster joins us to give data-based parenting advice that may surprise you.

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What Theory Won’t Tell You About Public Goods

by Jon Murphy on Jul 23, 2019

When theory is applied to actual cases, economic goods don’t always fit neatly into theoretical categories like “public goods” and “private goods.”

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Celebrating 300

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Nora Powell on Jul 19, 2019

Thank you for sticking with us through 300 episodes! Reminisce with us today as Nora Powell interviews Aaron and Trevor.

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Externalities

by Art Carden on Jul 18, 2019

What are externalities, in the economic sense of the word? In what ways can they be addressed?

Building Tomorrow

Facebook Friends Libra

featuring Paul Matzko and Diego Zuluaga on Jul 18, 2019

Diego Zuluaga joins the show today to discuss the latest on Libra, Facebook’s venture in cryptocurrency. 

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Willful Partisan Blindness: The Immigration Example

by David S. D’Amato on Jul 17, 2019

We must overcome our political-cultural group affinities if we wish to see things as they are: the problem isn’t ultimately who controls the state, but the state itself.