Locke shows his true purposes—On the ruins of Robert Filmer, he intends to erect his own justification for the modern state.
By reducing transaction costs, the economy of the future will decentralize workplaces and transform ownership of consumer goods.
For those interested in history, Menger’s Principles of Economics offers a way to unify gritty historical experience with pure economic theory.
In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Hamilton and Madison’s personal feud.
Locke cautions that the problem with Filmer’s absolutism is that it allows wild-eyed, levelling revolutionaries an in-road to reform.
It’s narrow to think of it as just land and asset, dollars on value.
Though Locke was no feminist, neither did he believe husbands had absolute rights over their wives, nor fathers over their children.
George H. Smith discusses the mythological thinking that dominated Nazi ideology, as explained in Cassirer’s book The Myth of the State.
Presley discusses Albert Camus’s essay “Neither Victims nor Executioners.”
Radical Locofocoism was both implemented and watered down at the same time. New York’s Anti-Rent War and the Revolutionary Constitution of 1846.
What about our right to property?
Mike Munger joins us to discuss his new book and the future of the sharing economy.
To begin our series on the book that practically made modern political philosophy, we join Locke in demoting Adam from global dictator to mere father.
George H. Smith explores Rand’s contention that America was sliding down a slippery slope to fascism.
Frances Whipple was almost your standard aristocrat, heir to an elite family name; but through a life of radical activism she helped transform America.
Diego Zuluaga joins us for a discussion on cryptocurrencies.
Whipple ends her feat of mediumship by chastising her audience for holding up a mere piece of paper as an idol worthy of thoughtless devotion.
Smith examines and criticizes Richard Ashcraft’s arguments that Locke was significantly influenced by the Levellers.