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Trevor Burrus

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 TimesHuffington 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.

columns

Bad Arguments for Libertarianism: Merit

by Trevor Burrus on Apr 26, 2012

Burrus draws an important distinction between merit and output and cautions libertarians from relying on merit-based arguments.

columns

On Belonging to Governments or Markets

by Trevor Burrus on Sep 13, 2012

Burrus furthers the libertarian argument against the widely-held belief that we “all belong to government.”

essays

Politics Makes Us Worse

by Aaron Ross Powell and Trevor Burrus on Sep 14, 2012

Increasing the sphere of politics leads to bad policy and increased vice.

columns

Picking up Demos’s Gauntlet

by Trevor Burrus on Sep 11, 2013

Trevor Burrus offers some advice to those who want to argue against libertarianism.

Free Thoughts

Politics and Community

featuring Aaron Ross Powell and Trevor Burrus on Oct 22, 2013

Libertarians often get called “anti-community.” Aaron & Trevor explain why that thinking leads to many bad arguments against libertarianism.

Free Thoughts

Can Money Buy Elections?

featuring John Samples, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Oct 28, 2013

John Samples joins us on the show for a discussion on the relationship between money and political speech.