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.
We often learn that Manifest Destiny was created by racists and imperialists and there’s truth to that, but the first libertarians were also responsible.
In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Hamilton and Madison’s personal feud.
It’s narrow to think of it as just land and asset, dollars on value.
George H. Smith discusses the mythological thinking that dominated Nazi ideology, as explained in Cassirer’s book The Myth of the State.
Presley discusses Albert Camus’s essay “Neither Victims nor Executioners.”
What about our right to property?
Radical Locofocoism was both implemented and watered down at the same time. New York’s Anti-Rent War and the Revolutionary Constitution of 1846.
Mike Munger joins us to discuss his new book and the future of the sharing economy.
George Smith discusses whether we should hold a philosopher responsible for how other philosophers use his or her ideas.