Free Thoughts

Do We Have a Duty to Obey the Government?

featuring Jason Brennan, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Dec 2, 2013

Jason Brennan joins us for a discussion on political obligation. Are we ethically obligated to obey the government? If so, why? If not, why not?

Free Thoughts

Must You Obey Government?

featuring Aaron Ross Powell and Trevor Burrus on Mar 17, 2017

Aaron and Trevor have a discussion about the political authority of the state. Should one obey the government? Is there a compelling reason to?


On Preferring Private to Public

by Aaron Ross Powell on Oct 5, 2012

Powell disputes the notion that libertarians always view the government as bad, arguing that it is coercion, no matter the source, that is harmful.

Around the Web

Welcome to the Statrix

featuring Trevor Burrus on Feb 12, 2018

Burrus describes how the state destroys our ability to conceive of a world where it doesn’t take on certain tasks.


On Belonging to Governments or Markets

by Trevor Burrus on Sep 13, 2012

Burrus furthers the libertarian argument against the widely-held belief that we “all belong to government.”


Do We All Belong to the Government?

by Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 6, 2012

Powell examines the thinking of many on the left who believe “the only thing we all belong to” is government.


Video Collection

Are There Too Many Laws?

featuring Trevor Burrus on Apr 9, 2015

Trevor Burrus discusses the problem of complex regulatory legal systems and how this leads to unnecessary mass incarceration.