George Smith discusses the issue of whether we should hold a philosopher responsible for the beliefs of those followers who agree with him.
Smith discusses the common argument that natural rights will lead inevitably to anarchism.
Dr. Nima Sanandaji joins us this week to explain how and why ancient Middle Easterners invented capitalism and entrepreneurship.
Joe Quirk joins us to discuss the possibilities of seasteading for the future of civilization.
When law enforcement is allowed to keep the proceeds of forfeitures, they’re incentivized to be more creative and aggressive about seizing properties.
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.
This week, Gary Chartier joins us to discuss the libertarian corporation problem.
Smith continues his brief discussion of how to justify natural rights.
John Glaser joins us to discuss our fragile national ego and his new paper on the illusion of American decline.
How effective is Civil Asset Forfeiture? Does it actually dismantle crime? Is it a good tool?
America may be increasingly polarized—but the split is cultural, not ideological.
In the debate over net neutrality, we need to pay closer attention to the anti-competitive interests of Internet Content Providers.
In the grand catalog of 19th century America, there are few villains so worthy of a Libertarian’s scorn, as James K Polk.
Smith interrupts his series on abolitionism to present a barebones defense of natural rights.
We discuss the rights of self-medication; rights to purchase and use unapproved treatments, prohibited drugs, and pharmaceuticals without a prescription.
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.
By reducing transaction costs, the economy of the future will decentralize workplaces and transform ownership of consumer goods.
Was Kant somehow responsible for the rise of Nazism? Smith explores two points of view on this issue.