The Cato Institute does not derive its name from the notoriously staunch ancient Roman Cato the Younger. Instead, it is a reference to Cato’s Letters, a collection of 138 essays written in England during the 18th century.
Clay Routledge joined the show today to talk about how our society has become increasingly individualistic, and how we are still learning the consequences of that.
While people in the US have the first world privilege to complain about wasting time on their phones, millions of people in the developing world are using their cellphones to pull themselves out of poverty.
Johnson’s actions in Southeast Asia are undoubtedly the most notorious aspect of his presidency, both in popular memory and mainstream histories.
Government stipends for homemakers are back in the news—but the case for such payments falls apart under scrutiny.
Fiat currencies rely on trust in the nation-state for legitimacy. Bitcoin undermines these myths and forms a more stable basis for our financial future.
David Starkey explains the origins of the UK Parliament so that we can understand how it differs from the U.S. government.
Does the punishment really fit the crime?
Frank Dikötter, an expert on Chinese communism, joins the show to talk about the nature of dictatorships.
Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google, joins the show today to talk about Google’s market dominance and the future of work.
Helena Rosenblatt and Daniel Klein debate the origin of liberalism.
Dan Moller joins the show to discuss how libertarian philosophy includes more substance than a devotion to individual liberty.
Brian Rosenwald joins the show to discuss the history of talk radio and how it formed our media landscape today.
When dire emergencies loom, like catastrophic hurricanes, price controls do everything but help alleviate the situation.
Timothy Sandefur returns to the show to talk about his new book, The Ascent of Jacob Bronowski: The Life and Ideas of a Popular Science Icon.
Užupis, which roughly translates into English as “behind the river,” is a bohemian, artistic, and free-spirited republic.
Monroe was not a deep thinker, as were Jefferson and Madison, nor was he the charismatic leader that Washington was.
Arnold Kling is welcomed back to the show to talk about the new edition of his book, The Three Languages of Politics, and how it is even more relevant in the Trump era.