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The Slave Trade and the Constitution

by George H. Smith on Sep 29, 2017

Smith explains some features of the slave trade and the constitutional provision that it would not be banned in America for at least 20 years.

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North Korea 101

featuring Michael Malice, Trevor Burrus, and Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 29, 2017

Michael Malice joins us to give a primer on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. What’s North Korea like?

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Slavery in the Constitutional Convention

by George H. Smith on Sep 22, 2017

Smith discusses some controversies over slavery during the framing of the Constitution, especially the three-fifths clause.

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The Illusion of Empire: Spanish Texas

featuring Anthony Comegna on Sep 19, 2017

Spanish America was part of an empire in name. Missionaries expanded the frontier zone, but they never really controlled it.  

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Constitutional Controversies

by George H. Smith on Sep 15, 2017

Smith discusses some major controversies provoked by the debate over ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

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Lessons from the Anti-Federalists

featuring William J. Watkins, Jr., Trevor Burrus, and Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 15, 2017

William J. Watkins, Jr. joins us for a discussion on the Articles of Confederation and the ideas of the Anti-Federalists.

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We’re in the Weeds (Freedom on Trial Commentary: Part 2)

featuring John Papola on Sep 13, 2017

Anne Rathbone Bradley, James K. Galbraith, and Michael Munger discuss the effect minimum wage laws have on upward mobility for those at the bottom of the economic ladder, a concept featured in our new courtroom drama series, #FreedomOnTrial.

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Freedom on Trial

featuring John Papola on Sep 13, 2017

Freedom on Trial is a courtroom drama that takes viewers into the heart of the everyday issues that arise when an employer’s desire to hire more employees runs into the barrier of minimum wage laws, and when the government’s plans to “solve” income inequality only makes things worse.

Liberty Chronicles

The Middle Passage: Igboland to America

featuring Anthony Comegna on Sep 12, 2017

The slaves shipped to British North America were predominantly identified as Igbos from interior West Africa. Their stories deserve to be remembered.

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What’s the Right Number of Koala Bears?

featuring Ryan M. Yonk, Trevor Burrus, and Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 8, 2017

Ryan M. Yonk joins us this week for a discussion about how we think about ecology and the environment.

Liberty Chronicles

Reasonable Crimes: Humanizing Pirates

featuring Anthony Comegna and Peter T. Leeson on Sep 5, 2017

Are all human beings merely economic maximizers? Can all human actions really be explained in terms of profit, loss, and calculation?

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Rights and Radicalism

featuring Grant Babcock, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Sep 1, 2017

Grant Babcock joins us this week to talk about an essay he wrote in defense of natural rights-based libertarianism.