Aaron and Trevor debate Jim Harper and Michael F. Cannon on the merits of voting on this special Election Day bonus episode of Free Thoughts.
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.
Thomas Sowell joins us for a discussion about disparities of income and wealth between and within nations, as part of Equality Month at Libertarianism.org.
Ryan Young joins us for a discussion about income inequality in the world today, as part of Equality Month at Libertarianism.org. Has inequality gone up?
John Papola joins us to talk about the conception and production of Libertarianism.org’s newest video series, Freedom on Trial.
Ben Domenech joins us this week to discuss Donald J. Trump’s candidacy. What is Trump doing differently?
Roderick T. Long joins us to talk about libertarian themes in Chinese philosophy. How much do libertarianism and early Confucianism have in common?
Richard Wagner provides an overview of public choice economics and considers how limited governments are incentivized to morph into destructive regulatory systems.
Jonathan Blanks joins us for a discussion about police stops and the Fourth Amendment. Is there a war on cops?
Jason Brennan joins us to talk about his new book, Against Democracy. What separates good voters from bad voters?
Robert McDonald joins us for a discussion about the life of author, musician, inventor, architect, philosopher and statesman Thomas Jefferson.
Cass R. Sunstein joins us this week to talk about his new book, The World According to Star Wars. How did the Star Wars franchise become a cultural touchstone?
Randy E. Barnett discusses his new book, Our Republican Constitution. What’s the difference between a constitutional democracy and a constitutional republic?
William Irwin joins us to talk about existentialism and libertarianism. What did thinkers like Sartre and Neitzsche have to say about capitalism and human freedom?
Steven Horwitz joins us for a discussion on family and how it has changed over the years. Where does classical liberalism fit into the conception of a family?
This week Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, John Samples, and Matthew Feeney discuss 19th century philosopher John Stuart Mill’s idea of “civil liberty.”
Jonathan Rauch joins us for a discussion on the current political landscape in America. Why are we seeing so many renegade political actors these days?
Robby Soave joins us this week to discuss a disturbing new kind of censorship on American college campuses.
Arnold Kling joins us to talk about his new book, Specialization and Trade, which was recently published by Libertarianism.org.