Richard E. Wagner joins us for a discussion on life and thought of James M. Buchanan, who was one of the founders of public choice theory.
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.
Michael Malice joins us to give a primer on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. What’s North Korea like?
Hans Noel joins us this week to share ten insights into how politics, campaigns, and political parties work.
William J. Watkins, Jr. joins us for a discussion on the Articles of Confederation and the ideas of the Anti-Federalists.
Ryan M. Yonk joins us this week for a discussion about how we think about ecology and the environment.
Grant Babcock joins us this week to talk about an essay he wrote in defense of natural rights-based libertarianism.
Christopher Freiman joins us to talk about his Arguments for Liberty chapter on utilitarianism. What’s the utilitarian argument for libertarianism?
Our producer, Tess Terrible, interviews Aaron and Trevor for Free Thoughts’s 200th episode. How did Free Thoughts get started, and what have we learned along the way?
John Glaser proposes a policy shift that would save money and make the United States safer: closing some or all of America’s 800 overseas military bases.
Bill Emmott joins us to talk about his new book, The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World’s Most Successful Political Idea (2017).
The USSR tried to plan its economy without prices for capital goods. It failed, vindicating the scholarship of Ludwig von Mises.
If you think certain policies will lead to a bad outcome, it doesn’t mean supporters of those policies intend that bad outcome.
Sam Bowman joins us this week to talk about political trends in the United Kingdom and in Europe more broadly. What’s a neoliberal?
William Irwin joins us for a discussion about the novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk and the movie it inspired. Are consumer choices authentic choices?
Emily Ekins has identified five different types of voters that elected Donald Trump as president. Do these groups represent a big shift in American politics?
Kevin Vallier joins us to talk about his Arguments for Liberty chapter on the ethical system of John Rawls. Does Rawls have value for libertarians?
Deirdre McCloskey has a few suggestions that she hopes will make libertarians more humane and empathetic. What sort of rhetorical tactics should libertarians use?
Jason Brennan and Peter Jaworski think that anything you’re allowed to do for free, you should be able to do for money.