Peter Van Doren talks about regulatory failure in markets, specifically phone service, banking, electricity, internet, and health care.
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.
Randy Barnett describes five rights—informed by natural law—that are crucial for properly structuring a society.
Mark A. Calabria gives a history of banking regulation and explains the incentives built into the regulatory system that governs investments here in America.
David Kopel joins us this week for a discussion on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: the right to keep and bear arms.
Peter Van Doren joins us this week for a discussion on net neutrality. What is net neutrality, and why do people seem to get so upset about it?
Patrick Eddington joins us this week for a discussion on the recently-released Senate report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation programs.
Peter Van Doren returns to Free Thoughts for a discussion on public choice economics and how it affects political decision making.
Elizabeth Nolan Brown joins us for a discussion on libertarianism and women. What does libertarian feminism look like? How does libertarianism appeal to women?
We discuss the federal housing policy and homeownership in America. What political forces helped create our modern housing policy?
Timothy P. Carney joins us to talk about cronyism and the revolving door in Washington politics. Are big business and big government as opposed as they seem?
George H. Smith joins us to talk about Libertarianism.org’s first book, which is a reader on the topic of individualism.
Edward H. Crane joins us to talk about the early days of the Libertarian Party and the Cato Institute, which he founded almost 40 years ago in 1977.
Daniel J. Ikenson joins us to explain how trade between countries increases wealth all around—and why restricting that trade is harmful to economic growth.
Bernard Kerik joins us to share his experience on both sides of the criminal justice system as former New York City Police Commissioner and as Inmate #84888-054.
Peter J. Boettke joins us to explain the origins and methodology of the Austrian tradition in economics.
Daniel J. Mitchell joins us for a discussion on taxation in America. What’s the best way to run a government on taxes? Is it anything like the system we have now?
Jacob T. Levy says a tension exists in liberal political thought between a rationalist suspicion of localized power and a pluralism favoring intermediate groups.
Andrew I. Cohen joins us to talk about his book, Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy. Can practical commitments undercut a philosophical argument?