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John Locke: A Leveller Connection?

featuring George H. Smith on May 16, 2018

Smith examines and criticizes Richard Ashcraft’s arguments that Locke was significantly influenced by the Levellers.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 54: The Witch of Medbury Grove

featuring Anthony Comegna on May 15, 2018

 The course of world history itself depended on the outcome of the Dorr War and the actions of early libertarian women like Ann Parlin.

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The Liberty Party

by George H. Smith on May 14, 2018

Smith discusses some circumstances that led to the formation of the abolitionist Liberty Party in 1840.

Free Thoughts

Trade War! (with Dan Ikenson)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Daniel J. Ikenson, and Trevor Burrus on May 11, 2018

Dan Ikenson joins us to answer one important question: is the United States in a trade war?

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The State of the Gaps

by Jason Kuznicki on May 10, 2018

Kuznicki draws a parallel between the “God of the Gaps” fallacy and how some people justify the state.

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Code is Capital

by Kate Sills on May 9, 2018

New technologies might help integrate communities living under local, customary property law into the global economy.

Excursions

John Locke: In Search of the Radical Locke

featuring George H. Smith on May 9, 2018

George H. Smith explains an important controversy about when the Two Treatises was written and the influence of the Levellers on Locke.

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Slavery as Socialism

by George H. Smith on May 4, 2018

Smith explains how George Fitzhugh defended slavery on the grounds that it provides an ideal system of socialism.

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Progress, Guaranteed

by Condorcet in 1795

Condorcet ends his greatest work with the confident assertion that progress cannot be stopped.

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John Locke: Money and Private Property

featuring George H. Smith on May 2, 2018

George H. Smith explains the significance, for Locke, of the increased productivity caused by labor, and the relationship between money and property.

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Leland Yeager: In Memoriam

by Steven Horwitz on May 1, 2018

Horwitz remembers the life and thought of Leland Yeager (November 4, 1924 – April 23, 2018).