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.
Peter T. Leeson joins us to talk about his new book WTF?!: An Economic Tour of the Weird.
In his first essay in a new series on John Locke, Smith explains some essential features of Locke’s case for private property.
Government employees are insulated from having to take any responsibility for even very serious wrongdoing.
On May 19, 1842, Thomas W. Dorr dressed up like Napoleon and ordered his makeshift little army to storm the Providence state arsenal.
Though historians refuse to recognize his accomplishment, H. L. Mencken invented an entire historical genre and method.
Smith discusses the doctrine of state sovereignty, as defended by Alexander Stephens, Thomas Jefferson, and John C. Calhoun.
John Hasnas joins us this week to discuss the evolutionary process of common law.
D’Amato replies to Ryan Cooper’s essay “The Fraud of Classical Liberalism.”
George Smith discusses Locke’s view of the original commons, before the institution of private property.
Property rights are conceptual constructs, ripe for translation into digital form.
“Nowhere in the world have life, LIBERTY, and property been safer than in Rhode Island.”
Smith explains why Garrison, an avowed pacifist, supported the North during the Civil War.
Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington join us to discuss forensic science and the criminal justice system.
Setting up her discussion of Snowdon’s Killjoys and Leyonhjelm’s Freedom’s Salesman, Dale invokes Hume’s principle that one cannot derive an “ought” from an “is.”