Peter Van Doren joins Aaron and Trevor to answer questions about market failure and the provision of public goods.
Aaron Ross Powell
Aaron Ross Powell is Director and Editor of Libertarianism.org, a project of the Cato Institute. Libertarianism.org presents introductory material as well as new scholarship related to libertarian philosophy, theory, and history. He is also co-host of Libertarianism.org’s popular podcast, Free Thoughts. His writing has appeared in Liberty and The Cato Journal. He earned a JD from the University of Denver.
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.
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?”
Mark LeBar joins us for a discussion on justice. What does it mean to call justice a virtue? How did the ancient Greeks see the virtue of justice?
Alex Nowrasteh joins us at the International Students for Liberty Conference, where an audience of students asks questions about immigration.
Timothy B. Lee gives us a primer on Bitcoin and how it works.
Arnold Kling thinks there’s more to talking about politics than the angry yelling shows on TV and the radio.
Brink Linsdey joins us for a conversation about income inequality. Is there something wrong with some people earning more or less than others?
Jerry Taylor joins us for a discussion on environmental protection and energy use.
Elizabeth Anderson joins us this week to talk about egalitarianism. Should we be concerned about an equal distribution of resources in a society?