Johann Hari joins us this week to discuss his recent New York Times best-selling book about the past, present, and future of drug prohibition.
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.
Paul D. Mueller joins us for a discussion on the life and ideas of the Scottish Enlightenment philosopher and pioneer of economic theory, Adam Smith.
Lawrence W. Reed joins us for a discussion on how to effectively communicate the ideas of liberty through storytelling.
Aaron Powell, Trevor Burrus, Grant Babcock, and Jason Kuznicki discuss the second part of Murray Rothbard’s book The Ethics of Liberty.
Thomas W. Merrill joins us to talk about the philosophy and political thought of David Hume.
Jesse Walker joins us to talk about his book, The United States of Paranoia. What do the conspiracy theories we embrace say about us a society?
Paul Sherman joins us for a discussion on free speech issues, particularly the right to political and occupational speech.
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?
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?
Timothy and Christina Sandefur join us to talk about the importance of establishing and maintaining governments and societies that respect property rights.
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?
Brian Wilson from Combat and Classics joins us to discuss the trial of Socrates, as told by his student Plato in the Apology.
Markets are overwhelmingly good, but the results of market processes aren’t always good for everyone, in every instance. Pretending otherwise isn’t persuasive.
We treat people’s political beliefs as indicative of their character or competence, but that’s often a mistake.
Benjamin Powell joins us this week to discuss the economics of sweatshops and the wages of workers in the third world.
Tara A. Smith joins us for a conversation on the importance of objectivity in legal systems.
Flemming Rose talks about the decision to publish 12 cartoons featuring the prophet Mohammed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005.
The podcast guests we had in 2015 share some of their greatest intellectual influences and give book recommendations.