Arnold Kling thinks there’s more to talking about politics than the angry yelling shows on TV and the radio.
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.
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?
Walter Olson joins Aaron and Trevor to discuss the evolution of discrimination law in the American legal system.
Megan McArdle says that recognizing failure—and in some cases embracing it—is a crucial part of what makes American culture, markets, and society successful.
Doug Bandow joins us to talk about the relationship between libertarianism and Chrisitanity.
Neal McCluskey joins us for a conversation about public education in America. How did it begin? And why doesn’t it work as well as we want it to?
Clark Neily joins us for a discussion on judicial engagement and judicial abdication.
Martin Gurri says that a new wave of media in the 21st-century has eroded the legitimacy of political authority around the world.
George Selgin tells the story of how the American government became so deeply ingrained in the production and supply of our money, and why.
Aaron, Trevor, and David Boaz answer listener questions including the classic: “If libertarianism is so great, where are all the libertarian countries?”
Michael Huemer joins us this week for a discussion on political authority, political obligation, and political legitimacy.
Russ Roberts joins us on this week’s episode of Free Thoughts to talk about his new book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life.