Matt Ridley joins us to talk about his new book, The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge. How are new ideas adopted from the bottom up?
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.
Richard A. Epstein joins us to discuss the core principles of classical liberalism. Is there a way to build a government that remains limited?
John Mueller and Mark G. Stewart join us to discuss their new book, Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism (2015).
Ilya Somin joins us to talk about the politics behind the galaxy’s most popular epic space fantasy franchise.
How Star Wars explains our troubling presidential race.
Jamie Whyte joins us this week to share his experience working in politics in New Zealand as the former leader of ACT New Zealand.
The podcast guests we had in 2015 share some of their greatest intellectual influences and give book recommendations.
Flemming Rose talks about the decision to publish 12 cartoons featuring the prophet Mohammed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005.
Tara A. Smith joins us for a conversation on the importance of objectivity in legal systems.
The Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell affirmed the legality of forced sterilizations. How could such a thing happen? And what does it say about science and policy?
Peter Van Doren joins us for a discussion about why environmental policy questions so often result in dueling scientific studies.
Brian Wilson from Combat and Classics joins us to discuss the trial of Socrates, as told by his student Plato in the Apology.
Sheldon Richman joins us to talk about the origins of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Why are these documents venerated by many libertarians?
Timothy and Christina Sandefur join us to talk about the importance of establishing and maintaining governments and societies that respect property rights.
Randal O’Toole joins us for a discussion on land usage, urban planning, public transit, transportation, and driverless cars.
Richard A. Epstein joins us for a discussion on labor unions. Did they really help to create a thriving middle class and the modern working life we enjoy today?
Thomas C. Leonard joins us to discuss the rise of the Progressive Era around the turn of the twentieth century. What ideas did these early progressives hold?
Paul Sherman joins us for a discussion on free speech issues, particularly the right to political and occupational speech.