Jim Powell joins us for a discussion on how the tradition of liberty in the United States was established and how it subsequently flourished.
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.
Adam Gurri joins us for a discussion on utilitarianism and why it may not be a satisfactory moral theory in which to ground libertarianism.
Matthew Feeney joins us for a discussion on how the so-called “sharing economy” undermines the regulatory establishment and makes people’s lives better.
Alex Epstein joins us for a discussion on fossil fuel use. How much have fossil fuels benefited humanity? Is there a moral case for their use?
Terence Kealey joins us for a discussion about publicly funding scientific research. Should science be funded by the government?
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a discussion on economic liberty. Is there a right to earn a living? How is this right being violated today?
Michael Shermer joins us to discuss his newest book, The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom.
Scott Bullock explains eminent domain and civil asset forfeiture. How can we stop government from abusing the power to take away its citizens’ private property?
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?
Allen Dickerson joins us to talk about First Amendment rights when it comes to funding campaigns. What does it mean to have an undue influence on an election?
Peter Suderman helps us make sense of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. How does it work, and why did we have to “pass it to find out what’s in it?”
Jonathan Blanks joins us to discuss civil liberties and police misconduct in America.
Jim Powell joins us for a discussion on the New Deal policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Did the New Deal really pull America out of the Great Depression?
Matt Zwolinski joins us to talk about libertarianism and pollution. What does it mean for libertarians to treat pollution as a violation of property rights?
Kevin Glass joins us to talk about transparency in local politics. How can state and local governments do more harm than the federal government?
James Otteson joins us this week to talk about the socio-economic system known as socialism. Is an idealized form of socialism possible, and if not, why not?
Grover Norquist joins us to tell us about his Taxpayer Protection Pledge and his plan to eliminate the IRS as we know it.
Steven G. Horwitz joins us for a discussion on the life and ideas of one of the 20th century’s greatest intellectuals, Friedrich Hayek.