Liberty Chronicles

1848 and Its Aftermath

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jul 31, 2018

1848 changed American politics forever, and early Libertarianism was at the center of it.

Building Tomorrow

Will EU Copyright Break the Internet?

featuring Paul Matzko and Will Duffield on Jul 26, 2018

Mike Masnick of Techdirt joins the show to discuss how the European Union’s hamfisted efforts to enforce digital copyright could undermine open internet.


Immanuel Kant and the Natural Law Tradition

featuring George H. Smith on Jul 25, 2018

George Smith discusses Kant’s attempt to justify objective moral principles and his views on when the use of coercion is morally proper.

Liberty Chronicles

Van Buren’s Dirty Game

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jul 24, 2018

Martin Van Buren was intellectually committed to laissez-faire and limited government, but the devil is always in the details.


The Problem with “Fake News”

by Ryan Khurana on Jul 20, 2018

Anxiety about fake news has long dogged open publishing environs, while the costs of gatekeeping often go unnoticed. 


Building Tomorrow

Can You Monetize Everything You Do?

featuring Paul Matzko on Jul 19, 2018

This week, we talk about smart televisions watching you, the Brave browser, and the life of Twitch streamer Ice Poseidon.

Liberty Chronicles

Revolution in Utica and Buffalo

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jul 17, 2018

The Polk years began in a sort of uneasy truce between radicals and conservatives. 


The Errors of Nostalgi-tarianism

by Steven Horwitz on Jul 13, 2018

Pining for a golden age of liberty that never existed is analytically and rhetorically disastrous.

Building Tomorrow

How Smart are ‘Smart Contracts’?

featuring Kate Sills, Paul Matzko, and Matthew Feeney on Jul 12, 2018

Kate Sills joins to respond to several recent articles criticizing smart contracts, including the “Oracle problem.”