Ben Jones asks, “Does the death penalty play a legitimate role in justice?”
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.
Aaron, Trevor, and David Boaz answer listener questions including the classic: “If libertarianism is so great, where are all the libertarian countries?”
Timothy Sandefur joins us to talk about the U.S. Constitution. Which is the Constitution’s primary value: preserving liberty or promoting democracy?
Will Duffield joins us again to discuss Cambridge Analytica and the future of social media.
John Hasnas joins us this week to discuss the evolutionary process of common law.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a conversation on Frederick Douglass.
Jay Schweikert and Clark Neily join us for a conversation on law enforcement and accountability.
Robert Whaples joins us for a conversation on the Pope’s earnest call to build a caring society.
Bryan Caplan gives us the case against traditional education.
John Samples joins us to discuss how the Trump presidency is challenging America’s institutions.
Emma Ashford gives us a primer on Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich Middle Eastern nation that is one of the last remaining absolute monarchies in the world.
George Selgin joins us again on Free Thoughts for a conversation about the origins and role of the Federal Reserve.
We talk about the freedom of speech in the internet era. How has the shift to digital communication changed interpretations of the 1st Amendment?
Michael Strong joins us this week to talk about the role that capitalism and social entrepreneurship play in alleviating global poverty.
Dr. Frank of The Mr. T Experience joins us to talk about the politics of punk rock. What is punk rebelling against? Is it inherently political?
Elizabeth Anderson joins us to talk about her new book, Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk About It).
Brock Cusick joins us this week to talk about bitcoin and the decentralized blockchain technology that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies run on.
David Schoenbrod shares five specific tricks that politicians from both parties use to avoid public accountability.