Julian Sanchez joins us for a discussion on privacy, the NSA, and domestic surveillance.
Matthew Feeney is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute. Before coming to Cato, Matthew worked at Reason magazine as assistant editor of Reason.com. He has also worked at The American Conservative, the Liberal Democrats, and the Institute of Economic Affairs. Matthew is a dual British/American citizen and received both his B.A and M.A in philosophy from the University of Reading in England.
Richard Vedder joins us this week to discuss what he’s identified as three major problems with the way today’s American higher education system works.
Alex Nowrasteh joins us this week to talk about immigration in the wake of Donald Trump’s contentious executive order. Is immigration always good for a country?
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.
John Glaser joins us to discuss our fragile national ego and his new paper on the illusion of American decline.
Kate Sills joins to respond to several recent articles criticizing smart contracts, including the “Oracle problem.”
Matthew Feeney joins us for a general discussion on the value of philosophy. Why is philosophy important? How do you learn to think philosophically?
Matthew Feeney joins us for a discussion on how the so-called “sharing economy” undermines the regulatory establishment and makes people’s lives better.
Benjamin Powell joins us this week to discuss the economics of sweatshops and the wages of workers in the third world.
Peter Van Doren joins us for a discussion about why environmental policy questions so often result in dueling scientific studies.
Brian Wilson from Combat and Classics joins us for a discussion about the last days of Socrates, as told by Plato in Crito.
Jason Bedrick joins us to talk about school choice in the United States. What’s wrong with our current public schooling model and how will more choice fix it?
Jamie Whyte joins us this week to share his experience working in politics in New Zealand as the former leader of ACT New Zealand, a free market political party.
Thomas W. Merrill joins us to talk about the philosophy and political thought of David Hume.
Sam Bowman joins us this week to talk about political trends in the United Kingdom and in Europe more broadly. What’s a neoliberal?
Matthew Feeney and Adam Bates discuss new technologies that are changing law enforcement. Can we balance police effectiveness and respect for privacy?
This week Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, John Samples, and Matthew Feeney discuss 19th century philosopher John Stuart Mill’s idea of “civil liberty.”
Brian Wilson from Combat and Classics joins us to discuss the trial of Socrates, as told by his student Plato in the Apology.