We discuss the federal housing policy and homeownership in America. What political forces helped create our modern housing policy?
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.
Some feminists call for unlibertarian laws. Brown argues the best response is not to abandon feminism, but to build a libertarian alternative.
Michael Shermer joins us to discuss his newest book, The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom.
Scott Bullock explains eminent domain and civil asset forfeiture. How can we stop government from abusing the power to take away its citizens’ private property?
Alan Gura joins us for a discussion on gun rights. The 2nd Amendment has been upheld as an individual right - what’s next for gun laws in America?
Allen Dickerson joins us to talk about First Amendment rights when it comes to funding campaigns. What does it mean to have an undue influence on an election?
Peter Suderman helps us make sense of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. How does it work, and why did we have to “pass it to find out what’s in it?”
Jonathan Blanks joins us to discuss civil liberties and police misconduct in America.
Jim Powell joins us for a discussion on the New Deal policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Did the New Deal really pull America out of the Great Depression?
Matt Zwolinski joins us to talk about libertarianism and pollution. What does it mean for libertarians to treat pollution as a violation of property rights?
Kevin Glass joins us to talk about transparency in local politics. How can state and local governments do more harm than the federal government?
James Otteson joins us this week to talk about the socio-economic system known as socialism. Is an idealized form of socialism possible, and if not, why not?
Timothy P. Carney joins us to talk about cronyism and the revolving door in Washington politics. Are big business and big government as opposed as they seem?
George H. Smith joins us to talk about Libertarianism.org’s first book, which is a reader on the topic of individualism.
Edward H. Crane joins us to talk about the early days of the Libertarian Party and the Cato Institute, which he founded almost 40 years ago in 1977.
Daniel J. Ikenson joins us to explain how trade between countries increases wealth all around—and why restricting that trade is harmful to economic growth.
Grover Norquist joins us to tell us about his Taxpayer Protection Pledge and his plan to eliminate the IRS as we know it.
Bernard Kerik joins us to share his experience on both sides of the criminal justice system as former New York City Police Commissioner and as Inmate #84888-054.