Dan Ikenson joins us to answer one important question: is the United States in a trade war?
Kuznicki draws a parallel between the “God of the Gaps” fallacy and how some people justify the state.
New technologies might help integrate communities living under local, customary property law into the global economy.
George H. Smith explains an important controversy about when the Two Treatises was written and the influence of the Levellers on Locke.
We are celebrating Liberty Chronicles’ first anniversary with a special Free Thoughts/Liberty Chronicles crossover episode featuring Trevor Burrus.
Smith explains how George Fitzhugh defended slavery on the grounds that it provides an ideal system of socialism.
Will Duffield joins us again to discuss Cambridge Analytica and the future of social media.
Gun rights are fundamentally about the balance of power between rulers and ruled, not questions of constitutional interpretation.
Condorcet ends his greatest work with the confident assertion that progress cannot be stopped.
George H. Smith explains the significance, for Locke, of the increased productivity caused by labor, and the relationship between money and property.
In a parallel to Prohibition, the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act will backfire by boosting demand for black market sex trafficking.
Horwitz remembers the life and thought of Leland Yeager (November 4, 1924 – April 23, 2018).
Steve Horwitz joins us to discuss the relationship between classical liberal history and economics.
Though our author wrote in hiding from a terroristic regime, his saw unlimited potential for human accomplishment.
Smith explains how some Southerners defended chattel slavery by contrasting it favorably with “wage slavery” in the North.
Peter Van Doren joins us again to discuss his time on jury duty.
Like many of us, Condorcet got a bit carried away with praise for the Enlightenment. Unlike many of us, he tempered it with a dose of realism.
Justice Woodbury concludes his dissent by arguing that the states cannot usurp Congress’s power to declare war in order to prevent political change.