Matt Zwolinski joins Aaron and Trevor to discuss how libertarianism can help the least well-off.
Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history. His work has appeared in the Vermont Law Review, the Syracuse Law Review, and the Jurist, as well as the Washington Times, Huffington Post, and the Daily Caller. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
James Stacey Taylor asks why it is that we seem to be comfortable with the idea of buying and selling some things, but not others.
Jason Brennan joins us for a discussion on political obligation. Are we ethically obligated to obey the government? If so, why? If not, why not?
Aaron and Trevor take listener questions from: Who will build roads and keep corporations honest? To: What’s the libertarian position on abortion?
Alex Nowrasteh joins us to talk about immigration. Should we have limits on who can enter the United States?
Peter Van Doren joins Aaron and Trevor to answer questions about market failure and the provision of public goods.
David Boaz joins us to talk generally about the libertarian philosophy.
Jason Kuznicki joins us this week. What is the subject matter of history? How was it chosen?
Patrick J. Michaels joins us this week. When objective science and the need to generate headlines clash, who wins?
Aaron and Trevor note that when we use the political process we have to group together into warring “tribes” to accomplish our goals. That’s problematic.
David D’Amato joins us to talk about the voluntaryist socialist political philosophy. Is the idea of voluntary socialism as odd as it sounds?
Jason Kuznicki joins us for a meeting of Cato’s informal book club, where we discuss Auberon Herbert’s essay “The Ethics of Dynamite.”
We discuss the two most common philosophical justifications for libertarianism: consequentialism and rights-based theories.
Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie join Trevor Burrus and Jason Kuznicki for a freewheeling discussion about the modern political scene in America.
Timothy Sandefur joins us to talk about the U.S. Constitution. Which is the Constitution’s primary value: preserving liberty or promoting democracy?
Ilya Somin asks, “What happens in a democracy when voters don’t know what they’re voting for or against?”
Michael Cannon discusses a topic people seem to love getting into debates over: health care and the idea of government health care reform.
Ben Jones asks, “Does the death penalty play a legitimate role in justice?”