Part one of a lengthy article on Samuel Johnson, originally written in 2001, is a result of my interest in freelance, or market, intellectuals.
P.J. O’Rourke offers comedic relief about the state of our politics from his unique journalistic perspective influenced by the “sunshine” of the 1960s.
At TechCrunch Disrupt, Nick Whitehouse from McCarthy Finch and Vinod Chandrashekar from 6figr.com discuss the automation of white-collar jobs.
This is an updated version of our episode from July 3, 2018. We discuss how John C. Calhoun led the charge in believing slavery to be a “positive good”.
Who was Stephen Douglas and, more importantly, what did his political attitude represent in a time defined by scheming politicians?
A new book from Eric Posner and E. Glen Weyl avoids many mistakes commonly seen in modern arguments, only to resurrect other, long-buried, errors.
Is the United States the most fearful country in the world?
Artificial intelligence is here and changing our daily lives, but should we be concerned about the prospect of a hostile and hyper-intelligent AI?
Internet users often misunderstand anonymizing services, like Tor and VPN, leading to bad practices and compromised privacy.
Because fascists have evil ends in mind, their malevolence is obvious. For socialists however, their ill intent is more insidious.
What would prevent the United States from the impending disastrous split over the “slavery issue”?
The medieval thinker John of Salisbury explored the relationship between virtue and the state, concluding that the good life requires freedom.
Do enough people benefit from public transit considering the amount of money poured into these politically-driven transportation endeavors?
Does Augur, a decentralized prediction market platform, represent the future of the world of betting? Does it serve as a valuable market for knowledge?
Is history education, before an advanced mental age, really just a propaganda problem? The way out is creative, individualist history.
Our lengthy debate about who Van Buren really was as a person and as a President continues with new thoughts from Jeff Hummel.
The Ancient Roman Cicero’s idea of natural law has much to teach us about the evolution of liberty
Matthew J. Moore discusses how Buddhism may align with libertarian tendencies; most importantly the need to think for yourself.