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The Pursuit

Incentives Matter

featuring Tess Terrible on Jun 21, 2018

When law enforcement is allowed to keep the proceeds of forfeitures, they’re incentivized to be more creative and aggressive about seizing properties.

Excursions

Some Reflections on the History of Philosophy

featuring George H. Smith on Jun 20, 2018

George Smith explains the views of Kant and Hegel on the history of philosophy, and explores whether moral judgments should be applied to the realm of ideas.

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Where Do Rights Come From?

by George H. Smith on Jun 15, 2018

Smith continues his brief discussion of how to justify natural rights.

The Pursuit

You Could Make Things Easy

featuring Tess Terrible on Jun 14, 2018

How effective is Civil Asset Forfeiture? Does it actually dismantle crime? Is it a good tool?

Liberty Chronicles

Polk - What a Horrible President!

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jun 12, 2018

In the grand catalog of 19th century America, there are few villains so worthy of a Libertarian’s scorn, as James K Polk.

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A Justification of Natural Rights

by George H. Smith on Jun 11, 2018

Smith interrupts his series on abolitionism to present a barebones defense of natural rights.

Free Thoughts

Pharmaceutical Freedom (with Jessica Flanigan)

featuring Trevor Burrus on Jun 8, 2018

We discuss the rights of self-medication; rights to purchase and use unapproved treatments, prohibited drugs, and pharmaceuticals without a prescription.

The Pursuit

It Hits Home

featuring Tess Terrible on Jun 7, 2018

It goes to the core of what is meaningful to people. Their family, their home, their livelihood - eminent domain has the power to destroy all of that.

Excursions

Immanuel Kant and Nazism

featuring George H. Smith on Jun 6, 2018

Was Kant somehow responsible for the rise of Nazism? Smith explores two points of view on this issue.

Liberty Chronicles

The World Wide Revolution

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jun 5, 2018

We often learn that Manifest Destiny was created by racists and imperialists and there’s truth to that, but the first libertarians were also responsible.

Free Thoughts

Hamilton v. Madison (with Jay Cost)

featuring Trevor Burrus and Jay Cost on Jun 1, 2018

In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Hamilton and Madison’s personal feud.

The Pursuit

It’s Not Just Land

featuring Tess Terrible on May 31, 2018

It’s narrow to think of it as just land and asset, dollars on value.