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Why is Populism So Popular?

featuring Trevor Burrus, Tom G. Palmer, and Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 12, 2019

Tom Palmer comes back to the show to address the rise of authoritarian populism and what it means for the state of politics in the U.S. 

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Cleveland Administration

by Stephen Davies on Sep 6, 2019

Grover Cleveland was undoubtedly the most classical liberal President the United States has ever had, but even he still committed many blunders. 

Building Tomorrow

Crypto History

featuring Paul Matzko and Finn Brunton on Sep 5, 2019

Finn Brunton is on the show today to talk about why cryptocurrency has emerged as more than science fiction in the last decade.

Building Tomorrow

The Future of Banking

by Pascal Hügli on Sep 3, 2019

How open banking will transform the financial industry.

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What’s Wrong with National Conservatism?

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Jason Kuznicki, Matthew Feeney, & Paul Matzko on Aug 30, 2019

The underlying ideas articulated by National Conservatism are of value to libertarians to understand because they present a way of seeing the world that is a stark difference from the way we see it.

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Postmodernism & the Free Society

by Kevin Currie-Knight on Aug 29, 2019

Despite what you may have heard, postmodernism is not a threat to a free society, and the two aren’t necessarily enemies.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the George H.W. Bush Administration

by Gene Healy on Aug 27, 2019

Hailed at his passing as “the most successful one-term president in the nation’s history,” George H.W. Bush has a far better claim to being the most destructive.

Building Tomorrow

8chan and Reacting to Online Radicalization

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, Will Duffield, & Timothy McLaughlin on Aug 22, 2019

Timothy McLaughlin joins us to describe the history of 8chan and its association with recent mass shootings. 

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Why 1619 Matters in 2019

by Matthew Feeney on Aug 19, 2019

The most prominent of America’s contradictions is that its Founding documents were written by white men who owned black human beings as farm equipment, yet they expressed a commitment to liberty. 

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Social Media’s Moral Panic (with Milton Mueller)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Milton Mueller on Aug 16, 2019

Milton Mueller joins us to discuss how social media is not a medical addiction that requires government intervention.

Building Tomorrow

A Smarter Kickstarter (with Alex Tabarrok)

featuring Paul Matzko and Alexander Tabarrok on Aug 15, 2019

Alex Tabarrok explains that dominant assurance contracts can help markets provide more public goods.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Van Buren Administration

by Joshua Steedman on Aug 14, 2019

Although Van Buren himself was an effective politician, his years as president prompted scholars to rank Van Buren’s presidency as average, grouped among some of the least-effective and forgettable presidents in U.S. history