Aaron and Trevor have a discussion about the political authority of the state. Should one obey the government? Is there a compelling reason to?
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.
Peter Goettler joins us this week to talk about his role at the Cato Institute, Cato’s history of 40 years of advancing liberty, and what’s next for public policy organizations more generally and for Cato specifically.
Peter Van Doren joins us this week to talk about health care economics. How much should we spend on health care?
Mustafa Akyol discusses Islam. Is there a Muslim case for liberty? How has Islam traditionally treated the principles of political liberalism?
Wolf von Laer joins us this week to talk about the movement for liberty on college campuses around the world.
Jeremy McLellan joins us this week to talk about his brand of politics and comedy. Does humor have a place in changing people’s political beliefs?
Brink Lindsey joins us this week to talk about an alliance between liberals and libertarians in the age of Trump-style conservative populism.
Gene Healy joins us for a special Inauguration Day episode of Free Thoughts wherein we assess Barack Obama’s legacy as President of the United States.
Peter Van Doren joins us this week for a discussion on how wages are determined in a market economy.
Libertarian political institutions would maximize utility.
Jason Kuznicki joins us to discuss the chapter he wrote on Immanuel Kant for our new book, Arguments for Liberty.
David Boaz joins us to recap 2016. Did we just have the worst year ever in American politics?
George Selgin joins us for a discussion about the gold standard. Is there any chance of the country returning to the gold standard?
The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do About It
Timothy Sandefur joins us this week to talk about his new book, The Permission Society. When you should you need a permit to do certain things?
Kevin Currie-Knight joins us this week to discuss why we can’t seem to change the way we educate schoolchildren. Is there one best way to educate kids?
Dr. Ryan Neuhofel joins us this week to talk about his practice, NeuCare, which is a very different way to approach primary care medicine.
Naomi Schaefer Riley joins us for a discussion about how poorly the US government treats Native Americans, and what can be done about it.
Aaron Powell and Trevor Burrus debate Jim Harper and Michael Cannon on the merits of voting.