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Ayn Rand at 100

by Brian Doherty on Mar 1, 2005

Doherty combines a short biography of the mother of Objectivism with an analysis of the intellectual impact of her published works.

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Counting the Errors of Modern Journalism

by Brian Doherty on Jan 1, 1995

Doherty explores how misinformation spreads through the media, focusing particularly on commonly-quoted statistical errors.

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Rothbard, Murray (1926-1995)

by Brian Doherty on Aug 15, 2008

Murray Rothbard’s writings provided a detailed and systematic explanation of politics, society, and economics consistent with libertarian ideas.

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LeFevre, Robert (1911-1986)

by Brian Doherty on Aug 15, 2008

Robert LeFevre established educational programs and supported publications that aimed to spread and popularize libertarian ideas.

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Hess, Karl (1923-1994)

by Brian Doherty on Aug 15, 2008

An activist, journalist, and author involved in both the conservative and libertarian movements, Hess opposed taxation and promoted neighborhood self-sufficiency.

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Kirzner, Israel M. (1930-)

by Brian Doherty on Aug 15, 2008

Israel M. Kirzner is a noted economist of the Austrian School known most for his work on the role of entrepreneur in the market.

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Murray, Charles (1943-)

by Brian Doherty on Aug 15, 2008

Charles Murray’s work has questioned the effectiveness and implications of the American welfare state and promoted individualist solutions instead.

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The Second Amendment at the Supreme Court

featuring Alan Gura, Trevor Burrus, and Aaron Ross Powell on Feb 16, 2015

Alan Gura joins us for a discussion on gun rights. The 2nd Amendment has been upheld as an individual right - what’s next for gun laws in America?

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The New Deal Made Them “Right”

by Damon W. Root on Sep 1, 2009

Root tells the tale of several noted leftists of the ’20s who found themselves marked right-wing reactionaries in the wake of FDR’s New Deal.