William Irwin joins us to talk about existentialism and libertarianism. What did thinkers like Sartre and Neitzsche have to say about capitalism and human freedom?
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.
Jason Brennan joins us to talk about his new book, Against Democracy. What separates good voters from bad voters?
Jonathan Blanks joins us for a discussion about police stops and the Fourth Amendment. Is there a war on cops?
Ben Domenech joins us this week to discuss Donald J. Trump’s candidacy. What is Trump doing differently?
John Papola joins us to talk about the conception and production of Libertarianism.org’s newest video series, Freedom on Trial.
Ryan Young joins us for a discussion about income inequality in the world today, as part of Equality Month at Libertarianism.org. Has inequality gone up?
Thomas Sowell joins us for a discussion about disparities of income and wealth between and within nations, as part of Equality Month at Libertarianism.org.
The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do About It
Timothy Sandefur joins us this week to talk about his new book, The Permission Society. When you should you need a permit to do certain things?
George Selgin joins us for a discussion about the gold standard. How did America get off the gold standard, and is there any chance of the country returning to it?
David Boaz joins us to recap 2016. Did we just have the worst year ever in American politics?
Gene Healy joins us for a special Inauguration Day episode of Free Thoughts wherein we assess Barack Obama’s legacy as President of the United States.
Brink Lindsey joins us this week to talk about his idea for an alliance between liberals and libertarians in the age of Trump-style conservative populism.
Jeremy McLellan joins us this week to talk about his brand of politics and comedy. Does humor have a place in changing people’s political beliefs?
Peter Goettler joins us this week to talk about his role at the Cato Institute, Cato’s history of 40 years of advancing liberty, and what’s next for public policy organizations more generally and for Cato specifically.
Yuval Levin joins us to talk about political nostalgia and American individualism. Why do the political right and left both seem to be stuck yearning for the 1950s and early 60s?
This week, we talk about the slowing pace of innovation and growth in the US over the past few decades. Has American society become too complacent?
We talk about the United States’s unusually high rate of incarceration. How many Americans are in prison or in jail? What did they do to get there?
Julian Sanchez joins us to talk about online privacy in the era of mass data collection. What kind of data are we creating, and who’s watching us?