Daniel Bier joins us for a discussion about conspiracy theories and skepticism’s place in libertarianism.
Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history. His work has appeared in the Vermont Law Review, the Syracuse Law Review, and the Jurist, as well as the Washington Times, Huffington Post, and the Daily Caller. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
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.
How Star Wars explains our troubling presidential race.
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.
Frank H. Buckley joins us to discuss America’s dangerous tendency to gravitate towards an overwhelmingly powerful executive branch.
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?
Randal O’Toole joins us for a discussion on land usage, urban planning, public transit, transportation, and driverless cars.
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.
Peter Van Doren joins us for a discussion about why environmental policy questions so often result in dueling scientific studies.
The Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell affirmed the legality of forced sterilizations. How could such a thing happen? And what does it say about science and policy?
Tara A. Smith joins us for a conversation on the importance of objectivity in legal systems.