Saying people have a right to health care is based on a conceptual confusion.
Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history. His work has appeared in the Vermont Law Review, the Syracuse Law Review, and the Jurist, as well as the Washington Times, Huffington Post, and the Daily Caller. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Anti-gun and anti-immigrant sentiments are driven by disgust and tribal signaling, not evidence and sound argumentation.
We discuss the rights of self-medication; rights to purchase and use unapproved treatments, prohibited drugs, and pharmaceuticals without a prescription.
Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington join us to discuss forensic science and the criminal justice system.
Burrus describes how the state destroys our ability to conceive of a world where it doesn’t take on certain tasks.
Trevor Burrus explains the meaning and origin of the common law, and differentiates that kind of law from rules that come about via regulation and legislation.
Trevor Burrus discusses the purpose and scope of the Constitution, as well as the values that shaped it.
Trevor Burrus discusses the problem of complex regulatory legal systems and how this leads to unnecessary mass incarceration.
In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Hamilton and Madison’s personal feud.
Hans Noel joins us this week to share ten insights into how politics, campaigns, and political parties work.
Johan Norberg joins Trevor this week to talk about the notion of progress and gives us all a few reasons to look forward to the future.
Gary Gerstle discusses his book on American history and governance, Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present.
Jonah Goldberg joins us for a discussion on what unites intellectual conservatives and libertarians and the history of the political left.
Jay Cost joins us for a discussion on the history of interest groups and political factions in America from James Madison’s time to the modern era.
Tim Lynch joins Trevor Burrus this week for a discussion on the role of criminal law in America.
Frank H. Buckley joins us to discuss America’s dangerous tendency to gravitate towards an overwhelmingly powerful executive branch.
Trevor Burrus shares his theory of how government reorganizes the world around its own policies and programs.
Increasing the sphere of politics leads to bad policy and increased vice.