Smith’s work explored how markets enable strangers to cooperate for mutual benefit—and his insights help us understand the workings of the modern, hyper-connected world.
Thank you for sticking with us through 300 episodes! Reminisce with us today as Nora Powell interviews Aaron and Trevor.
What are externalities, in the economic sense of the word? In what ways can they be addressed?
Diego Zuluaga joins the show today to discuss the latest on Libra, Facebook’s venture in cryptocurrency.
We must overcome our political-cultural group affinities if we wish to see things as they are: the problem isn’t ultimately who controls the state, but the state itself.
Disney’s recasting of redheaded characters with black actors makes historical and artistic sense.
Daniel Okrent joins us to discuss how the “science” of eugenics was the basis of the rationale for the Immigration Act of 1924.
What was the real beef between Crowder and Maza? Matthew Feeney and Paul Matzko dive in to the mines of content moderation.
The quartering of soldiers on private property was a real, pressing threat to liberty when the Bill of Rights was drafted.
Jason Brennan and Phil Magness join us today to talk about all the perverse incentives that are at play in higher education.
Donald Trump is more similar to King George III than many care to admit, but we should.
Independence Day is a celebration of America, yes, but it’s also a day to rededicate ourselves to critiquing the job we’re doing at living up to our own mission statement.
David Kaye joins us today to discuss how social media platforms are actually massive bureaucracies.
What is postmodernism, really? And how does it relate to libertarian thought?
Cryptocurrency Forking as Voice and Exit
What does the government look like in a world of entirely just people? Chris Freiman helps us answer this question.
To suss out fact from fiction, Paul and Matthew invited Matt Crozat from the Nuclear Energy Institute to discuss HBO’s portrayal of Chernobyl.
For Filmore, slavery was a moral wrong, and imposing on states’ rights was a legal wrong, but for U.S. history, the chimera of legislation that became the Compromise of 1850 was a catastrophic mistake.