We are celebrating Liberty Chronicles’ first anniversary with a special Free Thoughts/Liberty Chronicles crossover episode featuring Trevor Burrus.
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.
Trevor Burrus offers some advice to those who want to argue against libertarianism.
Burrus continues his discussion of whether libertarians should argue their cause on the basis of merit.
Trevor Burrus discusses his perspective and philosphical interests.
Burrus derides the self-aggrandizing, simplified arguements rampant in the media, arguing for greater introspection.
How should libertarians interact with politics?
Burrus draws an important distinction between merit and output and cautions libertarians from relying on merit-based arguments.
How much say should the political process have over what we can freely buy and sell?
Burrus furthers the libertarian argument against the widely-held belief that we “all belong to government.”
Conservatives use the precautionary principle to justify domestic spying just as the left uses it to justify environmentalism. Neither is convincing.
When our first reaction is to bring in government, we stop asking the hard questions.
Trevor Burrus discusses the problem of complex regulatory legal systems and how this leads to unnecessary mass incarceration.
Herbert Spencer doesn’t deserve his reputation as a “Social Darwinist,” and shouldn’t be used to attack libertarians.
Trevor Burrus discusses the purpose and scope of the Constitution, as well as the values that shaped it.
Trevor Burrus explains the meaning and origin of the common law, and differentiates that kind of law from rules that come about via regulation and legislation.