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?
Aaron Ross Powell
Aaron Ross Powell is Director and Editor of Libertarianism.org, a project of the Cato Institute. Libertarianism.org presents introductory material as well as new scholarship related to libertarian philosophy, theory, and history. He is also co-host of Libertarianism.org’s popular podcast, Free Thoughts. His writing has appeared in Liberty and The Cato Journal. He earned a JD from the University of Denver.
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?”
Ben Jones asks, “Does the death penalty play a legitimate role in justice?”
Mark LeBar joins us for a discussion on justice. What does it mean to call justice a virtue? How did the ancient Greeks see the virtue of justice?
Alex Nowrasteh joins us at the International Students for Liberty Conference, where an audience of students asks questions about immigration.
Arnold Kling thinks there’s more to talking about politics than the angry yelling shows on TV and the radio.
Brink Linsdey joins us for a conversation about income inequality. Is there something wrong with some people earning more or less than others?
Jerry Taylor joins us for a discussion on environmental protection and energy use.
Elizabeth Anderson joins us this week to talk about egalitarianism. Should we be concerned about an equal distribution of resources in a society?
Gene Healy joins us to talk about the growing power of the Executive Branch. What are the President’s actual duties according to the U.S. Constitution?
Scott Winship joins us to discuss Thomas Piketty’s newest book,Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
Jonathan Blanks joins Aaron and Trevor to talk about the relationship between African-Americans and the state.
Is there anything to the argument that “socialism would work if we were just better people” and had perfect information?