The Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell affirmed the legality of forced sterilizations. How could such a thing happen? And what does it say about science and policy?
Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history. His work has appeared in the Vermont Law Review, the Syracuse Law Review, and the Jurist, as well as the Washington Times, Huffington Post, and the Daily Caller. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
How Star Wars explains our troubling presidential race.
If you think certain policies will lead to a bad outcome, it doesn’t mean supporters of those policies intend that bad outcome.
Saying people have a right to health care is based on a conceptual confusion.
Burrus describes how the state destroys our ability to conceive of a world where it doesn’t take on certain tasks.
Anti-gun and anti-immigrant sentiments are driven by disgust and tribal signaling, not evidence and sound argumentation.
Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington join us to discuss forensic science and the criminal justice system.
We discuss the rights of self-medication; rights to purchase and use unapproved treatments, prohibited drugs, and pharmaceuticals without a prescription.
Sebastian Edwards joins us today to discuss why we abandoned the gold standard.
Are we teaching a generation of students the habits of anxious & depressed people?
Randal O’Toole explains why the golden age of railroads is well behind us.
Tim Lynch joins Trevor Burrus this week for a discussion on the role of criminal law in America.
Jay Cost joins us for a discussion on the history of interest groups and political factions in America from James Madison’s time to the modern era.
Jonah Goldberg joins us for a discussion on what unites intellectual conservatives and libertarians and the history of the political left.
Gary Gerstle discusses his book on American history and governance, Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present.
Johan Norberg joins Trevor this week to talk about the notion of progress and gives us all a few reasons to look forward to the future.
Hans Noel joins us this week to share ten insights into how politics, campaigns, and political parties work.
In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Hamilton and Madison’s personal feud.