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Some Personal Reflections on Ayn Rand

featuring George H. Smith on Jul 11, 2018

George Smith discusses some good and bad influences that Ayn Rand’s ideas had on his own intellectual development.

Liberty Chronicles

The Vile Mexican War

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jul 10, 2018

In 1844, America’s first libertarians made a serious mistake. The kind of mistake with the potential to destroy their whole movement.

Building Tomorrow

What’s in Your (Crypto) Wallet?

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, Matthew Feeney, & Will Duffield on Jul 5, 2018

This week, we discuss cryptocurrency and security.

Prototype

The Problem Is What They Know

by Charles Fain Lehman on Jul 5, 2018

From Equifax to Ashley Madison, the inevitability of big data leaks drives the democratization of disciplinary power. 

Excursions

Ayn Rand on Aristotle

featuring George H. Smith on Jul 4, 2018

George Smith examines some of Rand’s claims about the beneficial influence of Aristotle’s ideas on the course of Western civilization.

Building Tomorrow

Welcome to Building Tomorrow!

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, Matthew Feeney, & Will Duffield on Jul 3, 2018

Welcome to Building Tomorrow! A new podcast by Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute.

The Pursuit

of Happiness

featuring Tess Terrible on Jun 28, 2018

The cornerstone of liberty; the thing that all our other rights are built on.

Prototype

Toward an Uncensored Internet

by Sonya Mann on Jun 28, 2018

Sonya Mann examines the precarity of free speech in a platform ecosystem, and offers a decentralized alternative.

Excursions

On the Influence of Ideas

featuring George H. Smith on Jun 27, 2018

George Smith discusses the issue of whether we should hold a philosopher responsible for the beliefs of those followers who agree with him.

columns

Criticisms of Natural Rights

by George H. Smith on Jun 26, 2018

Smith discusses the common argument that natural rights will lead inevitably to anarchism. 

The Pursuit

Incentives Matter

featuring Tess Terrible on Jun 21, 2018

When law enforcement is allowed to keep the proceeds of forfeitures, they’re incentivized to be more creative and aggressive about seizing properties.