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Excursions

Some Personal Reflections on Ayn Rand

featuring George H. Smith on Jul 11, 2018

George Smith discusses some good and bad influences that Ayn Rand’s ideas had on his own intellectual development.

Liberty Chronicles

The Vile Mexican War

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jul 10, 2018

In 1844, America’s first libertarians made a serious mistake. The kind of mistake with the potential to destroy their whole movement.

Prototype

The Problem Is What They Know

by Charles Fain Lehman on Jul 5, 2018

From Equifax to Ashley Madison, the inevitability of big data leaks drives the democratization of disciplinary power. 

Building Tomorrow

What’s in Your (Crypto) Wallet?

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, Matthew Feeney, & Will Duffield on Jul 5, 2018

This week, we discuss cryptocurrency and security.

Excursions

Ayn Rand on Aristotle

featuring George H. Smith on Jul 4, 2018

George Smith examines some of Rand’s claims about the beneficial influence of Aristotle’s ideas on the course of Western civilization.

Building Tomorrow

Welcome to Building Tomorrow!

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, Matthew Feeney, & Will Duffield on Jul 3, 2018

Welcome to Building Tomorrow! A new podcast by Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute.

essays

Lions in New Hampshire

by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers June 4-Sept. 10, 1841

In a community-building activist junket, Rogers and William Lloyd Garrison hunt for honest souls in the forests and hills of New Hampshire.

The Pursuit

6: of Happiness

featuring Tess Terrible on Jun 28, 2018

The cornerstone of liberty; the thing that all our other rights are built on.

essays

Who Governs Whom, and How

by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1889

Setting the tone for the rest of his book, our author argues that complex societies require innumerable interlocking and overlapping local institutions.

Prototype

Toward an Uncensored Internet

by Sonya Mann on Jun 28, 2018

Sonya Mann examines the precarity of free speech in a platform ecosystem, and offers a decentralized alternative.

Excursions

On the Influence of Ideas

featuring George H. Smith on Jun 27, 2018

George Smith discusses the issue of whether we should hold a philosopher responsible for the beliefs of those followers who agree with him.

columns

Criticisms of Natural Rights

by George H. Smith on Jun 26, 2018

Smith discusses the common argument that natural rights will lead inevitably to anarchism.