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?
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.
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?
Michael Shermer joins us to discuss his newest book, The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom.
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?
Terence Kealey joins us for a discussion about publicly funding scientific research. Should science be funded by the government?
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?
Matthew Feeney joins us for a discussion on how the so-called “sharing economy” undermines the regulatory establishment and makes people’s lives better.
Adam Gurri joins us for a discussion on utilitarianism and why it may not be a satisfactory moral theory in which to ground libertarianism.
Jim Powell joins us for a discussion on how the tradition of liberty in the United States was established and how it subsequently flourished.
John Samples joins us this week for a midterm election recap and a talk about factors—including campaign contributions—that influence elections.
Justin Logan joins us for a conversation about American foreign policy. What’s the libertarian solution for military overspending and overreach?
Bill Glod joins us on this week’s episode of Free Thoughts for a discussion on so-called libertarian paternalism.
Russ Roberts joins us on this week’s episode of Free Thoughts to talk about his new book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life.
Julian Sanchez joins us for a discussion on privacy, the NSA, and domestic surveillance.
Michael Huemer joins us this week for a discussion on political authority, political obligation, and political legitimacy.
George Selgin tells the story of how the American government became so deeply ingrained in the production and supply of our money, and why.
Greg Lukianoff joins us for a discussion about the state of free speech on college campuses in the United States.
Martin Gurri says that a new wave of media in the 21st-century has eroded the legitimacy of political authority around the world.