George H. Smith explains the significance, for Locke, of the increased productivity caused by labor, and the relationship between money and property.
Horwitz remembers the life and thought of Leland Yeager (November 4, 1924 – April 23, 2018).
Steve Horwitz joins us to discuss the relationship between classical liberal history and economics.
Smith explains how some Southerners defended chattel slavery by contrasting it favorably with “wage slavery” in the North.
Peter Van Doren joins us again to discuss his time on jury duty.
George H. Smith explains how Locke dealt with some problems in the traditional Christian theory of private property.
Michael Douma and Phil Magness join us to discuss their new book What is Classical Liberal History?
“Ideal theory” political philosophy, like that of Rawls, glosses over the core problems with social democracy and other forms of statism.
George H. Smith discusses Robert Nozick’s criticisms of Locke’s property theory.
When it comes to state and corporate power, the difference is one in kind, not of degree.
How was the abolitionist Moncure Conway widely criticized by other American abolitionists for his peace proposal that would end the Civil War?
Keith E. Whittington joins us to discuss his book Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech.
For many women, resisting oppression meant turning a critical eye toward religious authorities.
Dale considers how two political thinkers engage with some concrete policy questions, informed by scientific findings but applying Hume’s Guillotine.
George H. Smith explains Locke’s ideas on how we should interpret a philosophic text, and the relationship between labor and private property.
In July 1842, Rhode Island had two state governments. The rest of New England watched, wondering if they would spill into a civil war.