Paternalism, even the art of nudging people in the right direction, does not allow human beings to make their own individual decisions.
Aaron Ross Powell
Aaron Ross Powell is Director and Editor of Libertarianism.org, a project of the Cato Institute. Libertarianism.org presents introductory material as well as new scholarship related to libertarian philosophy, theory, and history. He is also co-host of Libertarianism.org’s popular podcast, Free Thoughts. His writing has appeared in Liberty and The Cato Journal. He earned a JD from the University of Denver.
How far should we go to fight societal injustice?
Video games have extensive compelling narratives that gives the player a degree of agency that is not present in watching movies or reading books.
If you make food that is indisputably safe, using appropriate methods, Linnekin argues that there is no need for the government to intervene.
Drug prohibition, which drives the black market, makes it harder for rational people to take advantage of drugs they find necessary, argues Jeff Miron.
Peter Van Doren joins us to discuss if Trump has actually kept his campaign promises of deregulation.
Jason Brennan elaborates on his thesis that “you possess the same right of self defense against government agents as you do against fellow civilians”.
Instead of choosing the lesser of two evils at the ballot box, you could rank your preferences, like they did in Maine for the midterm election.
The curve of human progress is a jagged one, explains Marian Tupy.
We don’t know the consequences of the infinite scroll yet, but in order to actually live, it may be wise to be mindful of your screen time.
Todd Zywicki explains how the American banking system is regulated to the point where there is no room or even hope for innovation.
Ryan Bourne joins us today to discuss the intricate hardships that the poor in the United States are experiencing.
Michael Tanner joins us to discuss the dimensions that affect poverty including; felony convictions, lack of education, & housing policies.
Continuing our discussion with John Aristotle Phillips, we discuss how PredictIt may actually inspire more people to seek out the truth in politics.
Steve Horwitz joins us to debunk some global myths about economics.
John Aristotle Phillips joins us to discuss how important it is to have detailed voter data in order to run a successful political campaign.
Free Thoughts/Power Problem Crossover: Are Libertarians Isolationists? (with Trevor Thrall and Emma Ashford)
Trevor Thrall & Emma Ashford discuss the nuance differences between isolationists, non-interventionists, & pragmatic realists.
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