Andrei Illarionov joins us this week to tell us about growing up and studying economics in the Soviet Union, and about the years he spent as an economic policy advisor to Vladimir Putin.
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.
John Glaser and Emma Ashford join us this week to discuss the “Iran nuclear deal.” What is this deal—what did the US and Iran agree to?
George Selgin joins us again on Free Thoughts for a conversation about the origins and role of the Federal Reserve.
John Glaser joins us to discuss our fragile national ego and his new paper on the illusion of American decline.
Ben Jones asks, “Does the death penalty play a legitimate role in justice?”
Elizabeth Anderson joins us this week to talk about egalitarianism. Should we be concerned about an equal distribution of resources in a society?
Aaron, Trevor, and David Boaz answer listener questions including the classic: “If libertarianism is so great, where are all the libertarian countries?”
Adam Bates joins us this week to talk about how the Muslim ban inspired him to change his work focus from criminal justice to refugee relief.
John Samples joins us on the show for a discussion on the relationship between money and political speech.
Julian Sanchez joins us for a discussion on the political philsophy of Robert Nozick.
Matt Zwolinski joins Aaron and Trevor to discuss how libertarianism can help the least well-off.
Jason Brennan joins us for a discussion on political obligation. Are we ethically obligated to obey the government? If so, why? If not, why not?
Alex Nowrasteh joins us to talk about immigration. Should we have limits on who can enter the United States?
David Boaz joins us to talk generally about the libertarian philosophy.
Jason Kuznicki joins us this week. What is the subject matter of history? How was it chosen?
Patrick J. Michaels joins us this week. When objective science and the need to generate headlines clash, who wins?
Jason Kuznicki joins us for a meeting of Cato’s informal book club, where we discuss Auberon Herbert’s essay “The Ethics of Dynamite.”
Ilya Somin asks, “What happens in a democracy when voters don’t know what they’re voting for or against?”