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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.

Free Thoughts

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 is fundamentally different from the one inhabited by our ancestors.

Building Tomorrow

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. 

Building Tomorrow

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?

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John Gray Mischaracterizes Nietzsche’s Influence on Ayn Rand

by George H. Smith on Jun 12, 2019

Continuing his review of Gray’s Seven Types of Atheism, Smith explains how Gray greatly exaggerates Nietzsche’s influence on Rand, and he criticizes Gray’s misstatements about Rand’s notion of sacrifice.

Building Tomorrow

The Automation Revolution is Upon Us

featuring Paul Matzko and Carl B. Frey on Jun 13, 2019

Carl B. Frey joins us to discuss how we can study the industrial revolution to inform our understanding of the imminent automation revolution.

Building Tomorrow

School Choice from Rand to Ron

by Pamela J. Hobart on Jun 7, 2019

Currie-Knight’s study of libertarian views on education shows that there has never been ‘a’ libertarian approach to school choice.

Building Tomorrow

Every Day I’m Side Hustling

featuring Paul Matzko and Matthew Feeney on Jun 6, 2019

Paul Matzko and Matthew Feeney dissect the gig economy & how their contractors generally seem to enjoy the flexibility of their work. 

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John Gray and the Myth of the Ayn Rand Cult

by George H. Smith on May 31, 2019

John Gray’s discussion of Objectivism in Seven Types of Atheism, which is egregiously and inexcusably bad, relies on portraying Ayn Rand as a cult leader.