We are celebrating Liberty Chronicles’ first anniversary with a special Free Thoughts/Liberty Chronicles crossover episode featuring Trevor Burrus.
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.
Trevor Burrus offers some advice to those who want to argue against libertarianism.
Burrus continues his discussion of whether libertarians should argue their cause on the basis of merit.
If you think certain policies will lead to a bad outcome, it doesn’t mean supporters of those policies intend that bad outcome.
Burrus draws an important distinction between merit and output and cautions libertarians from relying on merit-based arguments.
Trevor Burrus explains the meaning and origin of the common law, and differentiates that kind of law from rules that come about via regulation and legislation.
Herbert Spencer doesn’t deserve his reputation as a “Social Darwinist,” and shouldn’t be used to attack libertarians.
Burrus describes how the state destroys our ability to conceive of a world where it doesn’t take on certain tasks.
How much say should the political process have over what we can freely buy and sell?
Trevor Burrus discusses the purpose and scope of the Constitution, as well as the values that shaped it.
How Star Wars explains our troubling presidential race.
When our first reaction is to bring in government, we stop asking the hard questions.
Conservatives use the precautionary principle to justify domestic spying just as the left uses it to justify environmentalism. Neither is convincing.
How should libertarians interact with politics?
We discuss the rights of self-medication; rights to purchase and use unapproved treatments, prohibited drugs, and pharmaceuticals without a prescription.
Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington join us to discuss forensic science and the criminal justice system.