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Trade War! (with Dan Ikenson)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Daniel J. Ikenson, and Trevor Burrus on May 11, 2018

Dan Ikenson joins us to answer one important question: is the United States in a trade war?

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The State of the Gaps

by Jason Kuznicki on May 10, 2018

Kuznicki draws a parallel between the “God of the Gaps” fallacy and how some people justify the state.

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Code is Capital

by Kate Sills on May 9, 2018

New technologies might help integrate communities living under local, customary property law into the global economy.

Excursions

John Locke: In Search of the Radical Locke

featuring George H. Smith on May 9, 2018

George H. Smith explains an important controversy about when the Two Treatises was written and the influence of the Levellers on Locke.

Liberty Chronicles

Here Lies Republicanism, R.I.P. (with Trevor Burrus)

featuring Anthony Comegna and Trevor Burrus on May 8, 2018

We are celebrating Liberty Chronicles’ first anniversary with a special Free Thoughts/Liberty Chronicles crossover episode featuring Trevor Burrus.

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Slavery as Socialism

by George H. Smith on May 4, 2018

Smith explains how George Fitzhugh defended slavery on the grounds that it provides an ideal system of socialism.

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Progress, Guaranteed

by Condorcet in 1795

Condorcet ends his greatest work with the confident assertion that progress cannot be stopped.

Excursions

John Locke: Money and Private Property

featuring George H. Smith on May 2, 2018

George H. Smith explains the significance, for Locke, of the increased productivity caused by labor, and the relationship between money and property.

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Leland Yeager: In Memoriam

by Steven Horwitz on May 1, 2018

Horwitz remembers the life and thought of Leland Yeager (November 4, 1924 – April 23, 2018).

Liberty Chronicles

The Dismal Science (with Steve Horwitz)

featuring Anthony Comegna on May 1, 2018

Steve Horwitz joins us to discuss the relationship between classical liberal history and economics.

essays

The Unlimited Tenth Epoch

by Condorcet in 1795

Though our author wrote in hiding from a terroristic regime, his saw unlimited potential for human accomplishment.

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Defending Slavery by Attacking Capitalists

by George H. Smith on Apr 27, 2018

Smith explains how some Southerners defended chattel slavery by contrasting it favorably with “wage slavery” in the North. 

Free Thoughts

Peter Van Doren Vs. MS-13

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Peter Van Doren on Apr 27, 2018

Peter Van Doren joins us again to discuss his time on jury duty.