Guides are self-paced online courses taught by top professors and experts. Guides introduce the basic ideas and principles of a free and flourishing society and serve as a path to further learning. Start with the introductory video, then dive into the lecture series and featured book. If you’d like to dig deeper, each Guide’s homepage offers reading lists, essays, and links to other helpful materials.
The Cato Home Study Course is a series of audio lectures providing an in-depth introduction to the history and principles of libertarianism. Perfect listening for your commute, or for more deliberate study. The lectures are centered around important libertarian thinkers and their most important works.
Lectures written by George H. Smith, Wendy McElroy, David Gordon, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, and William H. Peterson. Narrated by Craig Deitschmann et al.
What do libertarians think about issues in public policy? Jeffrey Miron applies economic thinking to a variety of policy questions, building a picture of what a libertarian world might look like.
Jeffrey A. Miron is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Harvard’s Economics Department.
Political philosophy is the study of the ethical relationships between individuals, society, and the state. In this Guide, professor Jason Brennan outlines how philosophers tackle these issues, especially philosophers working from a libertarian point of view.
Jason Brennan is Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Associate Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at Georgetown University.
This Guide covers a broad range of libertarian ideas in the realms of philosophy, history, economics, and political science. It’s a great starting point for anyone new to libertarianism, and a great jumping-off point for someone who knows a little and wants to learn more.
David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute and author of The Libertarian Mind.