Speeches, events, short videos, and more.

Nov 2, 2017

Race, Class, and Gender

Roderick T. Long, Jacob T. Levy, David Bernstein, and R. Richard Geddes give presentations on “Race, Class, and Gender” at an Institute for Humane Studies Fellows Research Colloquium in 1997.

Roderick T. Long presents “A Class Theory for Classical Liberals.” Jacob T. Levy lectures on “Individual Rights vs. Group Rights.” David Bernstein presents “The Role of Government in the Oppression of Minorities.” R. Richard Geddes lectures on “The Role of Women’s Rights.”

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Oct 26, 2017

Nathaniel Branden: Liberation, a Personal Scenario

Nathaniel Branden gives a personal account of his ideological journey at a 1987 California Libertarian Party conference.

Branden shares the story of his first meeting with Ayn Rand and his subsequent intellectual development with her and with libertarianism more broadly.

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Oct 17, 2017

Leonard P. Liggio: The Libertarian Perspective on Law, Legislation, and War

In this lecture from 1983, Leonard Liggio talks about the popular perception of the Libertarian Party at the time, and presents the case for libertarianism as a refreshing alternative to the traditional right/left divide in politics, especially when it comes to foreign policy and war. He also highlights Hayek’s distinction between law and legislation and cites several of Hayek’s influences on spontaneous order theory.

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Sep 13, 2017

Freedom on Trial

Freedom on Trial is a courtroom drama that takes viewers into the heart of the everyday issues that arise when an employer’s desire to hire more employees runs into the barrier of minimum wage laws, and when the government’s plans to “solve” income inequality only makes things worse.

Production credits and related content available here.

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