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Free Thoughts

By Libertarianism.org

A weekly show about politics and liberty, featuring conversations with top scholars, philosophers, historians, economists, and public policy experts. Hosted by Aaron Ross Powell and Trevor Burrus. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  1. 1.
    How America Could Fall (with David French)10/16/2020
    53:58
  2. 2.
    Can We Evolve Beyond Government? (with Max Borders)10/09/2020
    54:10
  3. 3.
    It’s Okay to Ignore Politics (with Chris Freiman)10/02/2020
    47:09
  4. 4.
    The Philosophy of Gerald Gaus (with Kevin Vallier and Chad Van Schoelandt)09/25/2020
    52:28
  5. 5.
    Zoning Ruins Everything (with Emily Hamilton)09/18/2020
    51:28
  6. 6.
    The Experience of Policing (with Renée Mitchell)09/11/2020
    59:08
  7. 7.
    Capitalism and its Critics (with Michael Munger)09/04/2020
    53:41
  8. 8.
    Rothbardian Anarchism (with Cory Massimino)08/28/2020
    50:46
  1. 9.
    What is Free Speech? (with Adam Gurri)08/21/2020
    51:24
  2. 10.
    Explaining Postmodernism (with Akiva Malamet)08/14/2020
    48:58
  3. 11.
    Climate Change Panic (with Bjorn Lomborg)08/07/2020
    55:57
  4. 12.
    Unpacking Constitutional Law (with Randy Barnett & Josh Blackman)07/31/2020
    50:41
  5. 13.
    What Divides Us (with Emily Ekins)07/24/2020
    49:09
  6. 14.
    You Are (Probably) Not a Good Person (with Christian Miller)07/17/2020
    54:30
  7. 15.
    The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk (with Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke)07/10/2020
    52:31
  8. 16.
    Black Lives and Guns (with Nicholas Johnson)07/03/2020
    1:02:09
  9. 17.
    Bleeding Heart Libertarianism: A Retrospective (with Matt Zwolinski)06/26/2020
    52:42
  10. 18.
    The Power of Voting with Your Feet (with Ilya Somin)06/19/2020
    52:14
  11. 19.
    Who Broke Congress? (With Rep. Justin Amash)06/12/2020
    48:31
  12. 20.
    Our Criminal Injustice System (with Jason Brennan and Chris Surprenant)06/05/2020
    52:10
  13. 21.
    Are Social Networks Censoring Conservatives? (with John Samples & Matthew Feeney)05/29/2020
    58:30
  14. 22.
    The Radio Right (with Paul Matzko)05/22/2020
    58:23
  15. 23.
    When Innovation Breaks the Rules (with Adam Thierer)05/15/2020
    49:23
  16. 24.
    Forgotten Libertarians (with Paul Meany)05/08/2020
    48:49
  17. 25.
    The Covid-19 Economy05/01/2020
    56:21
  18. 26.
    Is Homeschooling Dangerous? (with Kevin Currie-Knight)04/24/2020
    58:26
  19. 27.
    Libertarianism and Copyright (with Radu Uszkai)04/17/2020
    1:01:59
  20. 28.
    How Innovation Works (with Matt Ridley)04/10/2020
    53:13
  21. 29.
    Must Politics Be War? (with Kevin Vallier)04/03/2020
    55:18
  22. 30.
    The Nationalism Problem (with Stephanie Slade)03/27/2020
    48:10
  23. 31.
    Politics Makes Us Worse03/20/2020
    52:14
  24. 32.
    Do We Have a Duty to Vote? (with Julia Maskivker)03/13/2020
    55:11
  25. 33.
    Overdoing Democracy (with Robert Talisse)03/06/2020
    52:28
  26. 34.
    Innovation and Creative Destruction (With Arthur Diamond)02/28/2020
    54:56
  27. 35.
    Medicalization of Birth & Death (with Lauren K. Hall)02/21/2020
    53:33
  28. 36.
    The Evolution of Cooperation (with Nicholas A. Christakis)02/14/2020
    46:55
  29. 37.
    Bitcoin: Boom or Bust?02/07/2020
    51:53
  30. 38.
    Why We are Wrong About Nearly Everything (with Bobby Duffy)01/31/2020
    50:14
  31. 39.
    Rebuilding America (with Yuval Levin)01/24/2020
    46:11
  32. 40.
    Can Science Save Us? (with Peter Van Doren)01/17/2020
    50:08
  33. 41.
    The Politics of Science (with Terence Kealey)01/10/2020
    41:39
  34. 42.
    Exploring Wealth Inequality01/03/2020
    45:24
  35. 43.
    Tyranny of Public Health (with Jacob Sullum)12/27/2019
    1:02:53
  36. 44.
    Foreign Policy and the Trump Doctrine12/20/2019
    49:41
  37. 45.
    Government-Created Segregation (with Richard Rothstein)12/13/2019
    41:41
  38. 46.
    Becoming a Whistleblower (with Patrick Eddington)12/06/2019
    1:00:28
  39. 47.
    The Case for Open Borders (with Bryan Caplan & Zach Weinersmith)11/29/2019
    55:22
  40. 48.
    How to be Epicurean (with Catherine Wilson)11/22/2019
    50:15
  41. 49.
    The War on Tobacco (with Jacob Grier)11/15/2019
    49:58
  42. 50.
    Why Liberalism Works (with Deirdre McCloskey)11/08/2019
    57:11
  43. 51.
    Finding Meaning in an Age of Individualism (with Clay Routledge)11/01/2019
    45:03
  44. 52.
    From the Magna Carta to Brexit (with David Starkey)10/25/2019
    49:04
  45. 53.
    How Mao Broke China (with Frank Dikötter)10/18/2019
    47:22
  46. 54.
    What is Liberalism? (with Helena Rosenblatt & Daniel Klein)10/11/2019
    51:21
  47. 55.
    Being Nice and Self-Reliant: A New England Libertarianism (with Dan Moller)10/04/2019
    43:30
  48. 56.
    The Ascent of Jacob Bronowski (with Timothy Sandefur)09/27/2019
    48:05
  49. 57.
    Talking Across Political Divides (with Arnold Kling)09/20/2019
    52:08
  50. 58.
    Why is Populism So Popular? (with Tom Palmer)09/12/2019
    47:18
  51. 59.
    How the World's Poorest are Educating Themselves (with James Tooley)09/06/2019
    53:59
  52. 60.
    What's Wrong with National Conservatism?08/30/2019
    46:44
  53. 61.
    Young Radicals in the Age of Trump (with Robby Soave)08/23/2019
    45:42
  54. 62.
    Social Media's Moral Panic (with Milton Mueller)08/16/2019
    49:53
  55. 63.
    Remaining Grateful with Steve Horwitz08/09/2019
    51:13
  56. 64.
    Education in the Marketplace (with Kevin Currie-Knight)08/02/2019
    54:52
  57. 65.
    Tyranny Comes Home (with Chris Coyne and Abigail Hall)07/26/2019
    52:33
  58. 66.
    Celebrating 30007/19/2019
    48:36
  59. 67.
    Eugenics and the Immigration Act of 1924 (with Daniel Okrent)07/12/2019
    37:54
  60. 68.
    Cracks in the Ivory Tower (with Jason Brennan & Phil Magness)07/05/2019
    56:33
  61. 69.
    Stranger Thoughts07/03/2019
    33:52
  62. 70.
    Idealizing the Government: Political Philosophy for the Real World (with Chris Freiman)06/28/2019
    45:25
  63. 71.
    How Did the Western World Get Rich? (with Stephen Davies)06/20/2019
    47:50
  64. 72.
    How America Gullibly Supported Bogus Foreign Democratic Movements (with Ted Galen Carpenter)06/14/2019
    42:31
  65. 73.
    How Petty Misdemeanors Get Seriously Punished (with Alexandra Natapoff)06/07/2019
    40:09
  66. 74.
    For the Throne: Our Watch Has Ended (with Ilya Somin)05/30/2019
    43:19
  67. 75.
    New Conspiracism and Modern Politics (with Russell Muirhead)05/24/2019
    46:04
  68. 76.
    In Defense of Big Business (with Tyler Cowen)05/17/2019
    42:38
  69. 77.
    Objections to Libertarianism (with Eric Mack)05/10/2019
    51:45
  70. 78.
    The Politics of the Marvel Cinematic Universe05/03/2019
    49:08
  71. 79.
    Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy04/26/2019
    49:35
  72. 80.
    Unbundling the State (with Jason Kuznicki)04/19/2019
    53:50
  73. 81.
    The Birth of American Imperialism (with Stephen Kinzer)04/12/2019
    49:53
  74. 82.
    Quitting the Border Patrol (with Josh Childress)04/05/2019
    49:01
  75. 83.
    How Taxation Affects Income Inequality (with Phil Magness)03/29/2019
    46:45
  76. 84.
    Happy (Belated) Birthday James Madison!03/22/2019
    1:06:57
  77. 85.
    Liberty and the African American Experience (with Jonathan Blanks)03/15/2019
    47:40
  78. 86.
    The Collapse of the Local Community (with Tim Carney)03/08/2019
    45:06
  79. 87.
    The Intellectual Tradition of Libertarianism (with Eric Mack)03/01/2019
    56:03
  80. 88.
    Overparenting & Bad Public Policy (with Lenore Skenazy)02/22/2019
    47:13
  81. 89.
    Is There Any Justification for Paternalistic Policies? (with Christopher Snowdon)02/15/2019
    42:48
  82. 90.
    A Duty to Resist (with Candice Delmas)02/08/2019
    53:01
  83. 91.
    The FDA Ruins Everything You Eat (with Baylen Linnekin)02/01/2019
    43:59
  84. 92.
    The Unintended Consequences of Drug Prohibition (with Jeff Miron)01/25/2019
    41:26
  85. 93.
    Is Trump Deregulating? (With Peter Van Doren)01/18/2019
    49:50
  86. 94.
    Can We Reduce the Footprint of the Fed? (with George Selgin)01/11/2019
    55:27
  87. 95.
    Resisting State Injustice (with Jason Brennan)01/04/2019
    51:31
  88. 96.
    The World is Getting Better (with Marian Tupy)12/28/2018
    55:29
  89. 97.
    Is Wall Street Overregulated? (with Todd Zywicki)12/21/2018
    50:02
  90. 98.
    Why Being Poor is Expensive (with Ryan Bourne)12/14/2018
    52:57
  91. 99.
    Bringing Wealth to the Poor (with Michael Tanner)12/07/2018
    47:43
  92. 100.
    Teaching Economics (with Steve Horwitz)11/30/2018
    49:31
  93. 101.
    Free Thoughts/Power Problem Crossover: Are Libertarians Isolationists? (with Trevor Thrall and Emma Ashford)11/23/2018
    45:10
  94. 102.
    What are State Constitutions Good for? (with Hon. Jeffrey Sutton)11/16/2018
    54:23
  95. 103.
    The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Care System (with Christy Ford Chapin)11/09/2018
    54:51
  96. 104.
    Derailed: The False Promises of Trains, Subways, and Light Rail (with Randal O'Toole)11/02/2018
    50:35
  97. 105.
    Understanding Impeachment (with Gene Healy)10/26/2018
    57:55
  98. 106.
    Emerging Tech (with Matthew Feeney)10/19/2018
    46:06
  99. 107.
    Regulation Magazine Fall 2018 (with Peter Van Doren)10/17/2018
    14:21
  100. 108.
    Understanding Pakistan (with Sahar Khan)10/12/2018
    47:39
  101. 109.
    The Coddling of the American Mind (with Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff)10/05/2018
    48:41
  102. 110.
    The Many Myths About Adam Smith (with Jesse Norman)09/28/2018
    45:12
  103. 111.
    Laughing about Politics (with P.J. O'Rourke)09/21/2018
    30:50
  104. 112.
    How Superpowers See the World (with Christopher Fettweis)09/14/2018
    49:37
  105. 113.
    Is Public Transportation Worth It? (with Peter Van Doren)09/07/2018
    47:51
  106. 114.
    Was the Buddha a Libertarian? (with Matthew J. Moore)08/31/2018
    51:32
  107. 115.
    Can we ever downsize government? (with Chris Edwards)08/24/2018
    43:28
  108. 116.
    The Moral Collapse of Evangelical America (with Rob Schenck)08/17/2018
    47:54
  109. 117.
    Should We Fear 3D Printed Guns? (with Matthew Larosiere)08/10/2018
    49:13
  110. 118.
    Helping Refugees in an Era of Nationalism (with Adam Bates)08/02/2018
    45:00
  111. 119.
    Cato, Congress, and the Realities of Governing (with Jeff Vanderslice and Matt Weibel)07/27/2018
    53:26
  112. 120.
    The Sad History of the FCC (with Thomas Hazlett)07/20/2018
    46:14
  113. 121.
    When FDR Took Americans’ Gold (with Sebastian Edwards)07/13/2018
    57:59
  114. 122.
    Regulation Magazine, Summer 2018 (with Peter Van Doren)07/09/2018
    13:20
  115. 123.
    Trump’s Immigration Crackdown (with Alex Nowrasteh)07/06/2018
    44:50
  116. 124.
    Introducing Building Tomorrow!07/05/2018
    9:42
  117. 125.
    An Ecological Theory of Free Expression (with Gary Chartier)06/29/2018
    48:00
  118. 126.
    Beyond the Sea: The Possibilities of Seasteading06/22/2018
    50:16
  119. 127.
    Our Fragile National Ego: Foreign Policy and the Struggle for Prestige06/15/2018
    45:24
  120. 128.
    Pharmaceutical Freedom (with Jessica Flanigan)06/08/2018
    58:58
  121. 129.
    Hamilton v. Madison (with Jay Cost)06/01/2018
    58:14
  122. 130.
    Tomorrow 3.0: Uberizing The Economy (with Mike Munger)05/25/2018
    52:24
  123. 131.
    The Future of Money (with Diego Zuluaga)05/18/2018
    48:27
  124. 132.
    Trade War! (with Dan Ikenson)05/11/2018
    45:56
  125. 133.
    What’s Facebook Done With My Data? (with Will Duffield)05/04/2018
    51:56
  126. 134.
    Peter Van Doren Vs. MS-1304/27/2018
    55:49
  127. 135.
    Ayn Rand: An Introduction (with Eamonn Butler)04/20/2018
    50:50
  128. 136.
    Speak Freely (with Keith E. Whittington)04/13/2018
    46:54
  129. 137.
    WTF?! Economics (with Peter T. Leeson)04/06/2018
    48:40
  130. 138.
    Understanding Common Law (with John Hasnas)03/30/2018
    47:32
  131. 139.
    Forensics, Pseudoscience and Criminal Injustice (with Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington)03/23/2018
    39:15
  132. 140.
    Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man (with Timothy Sandefur)03/16/2018
    49:09
  133. 141.
    Why Are Cops Unaccountable? (with Jay Schweikert and Clark Neily)03/09/2018
    54:21
  134. 142.
    Is the DEA Trippin'? (with Rick Doblin)03/02/2018
    57:00
  135. 143.
    The Pope’s Politics02/23/2018
    43:22
  136. 144.
    The Case Against Education02/16/2018
    52:00
  137. 145.
    Contracts and Cryptography02/09/2018
    53:12
  138. 146.
    How the Media Really Works02/02/2018
    48:37
  139. 147.
    Choose Your Own Government01/26/2018
    1:01:40
  140. 148.
    Trump’s Assault on America’s Institutions01/19/2018
    48:39
  141. 149.
    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia01/12/2018
    45:01
  142. 150.
    Guns and Mass Shootings01/05/2018
    51:28
  143. 151.
    How the Federal Reserve Works12/29/2017
    58:11
  144. 152.
    Free Speech Online12/22/2017
    53:00
  145. 153.
    How Conscious Capitalism Can Solve Global Poverty12/15/2017
    57:44
  146. 154.
    How the Powerful Captured the Economy12/08/2017
    49:20
  147. 155.
    Punk Rock Politics12/01/2017
    55:56
  148. 156.
    How the Right Lost Its Mind11/24/2017
    48:23
  149. 157.
    Do Employers Rule Our Lives?11/17/2017
    53:53
  150. 158.
    Your World on the Blockchain11/10/2017
    56:26
  151. 159.
    The Implications of Behavioral Economics11/03/2017
    58:05
  152. 160.
    How Drug Prohibition Caused the Opioid Crisis10/27/2017
    49:23
  153. 161.
    Washington's Five Tricks10/20/2017
    41:45
  154. 162.
    Is the Iran Deal a Good Deal?10/13/2017
    53:11
  155. 163.
    The Real James Buchanan10/06/2017
    1:03:02
  156. 164.
    North Korea 10109/29/2017
    47:13
  157. 165.
    Ten Things Political Scientists Know that You Don’t09/22/2017
    56:00
  158. 166.
    Lessons from the Anti-Federalists09/15/2017
    46:53
  159. 167.
    What's the Right Number of Koala Bears?09/08/2017
    52:46
  160. 168.
    Rights and Radicalism09/01/2017
    56:46
  161. 169.
    Arguments for Liberty: Utilitarianism08/25/2017
    46:07
  162. 170.
    Free Thoughts on Free Thoughts: 200 Episodes and Counting08/18/2017
    45:11
  163. 171.
    Close America's Overseas Bases08/11/2017
    50:33
  164. 172.
    The Fate of the West08/04/2017
    46:03
  165. 173.
    Neoliberalism in the U.K.07/28/2017
    47:47
  166. 174.
    We Broke the First Rule of Fight Club07/21/2017
    49:45
  167. 175.
    Who Elected Donald Trump?07/14/2017
    45:27
  168. 176.
    Arguments for Liberty: Rawlsianism07/07/2017
    55:34
  169. 177.
    Liberalism 1.006/30/2017
    51:30
  170. 178.
    Markets in Everything?06/23/2017
    1:08:29
  171. 179.
    Lessons from a Bank-Robbing Law Professor06/16/2017
    46:21
  172. 180.
    Private Schooling for Everyone06/09/2017
    46:54
  173. 181.
    Is Liberalism in Danger?06/02/2017
    49:16
  174. 182.
    Stories from Putin's Economist05/26/2017
    1:16:35
  175. 183.
    Nothing Is Secure05/19/2017
    1:03:04
  176. 184.
    The True Causes of Mass Incarceration05/12/2017
    1:05:36
  177. 185.
    Why We're Too Complacent05/05/2017
    49:09
  178. 186.
    The War on Sex Work04/28/2017
    46:29
  179. 187.
    Guantanamo Bay Is Still Open04/21/2017
    50:57
  180. 188.
    How Much Should We Worry About ISIS?04/14/2017
    47:55
  181. 189.
    Stuck in Political Nostalgia04/07/2017
    48:20
  182. 190.
    Can Anarchy Work?03/31/2017
    48:19
  183. 191.
    The CIA Listens to Free Thoughts03/25/2017
    58:37
  184. 192.
    Must You Obey Government?03/17/2017
    1:01:13
  185. 193.
    The Cato Institute at 4003/10/2017
    51:05
  186. 194.
    How Economists Think About Health Care03/03/2017
    59:35
  187. 195.
    A Muslim Case for Liberty02/24/2017
    46:06
  188. 196.
    The Libertarian Student Movement02/17/2017
    53:47
  189. 197.
    Taking Government Un-Seriously02/10/2017
    49:14
  190. 198.
    The Truth About Immigration02/03/2017
    55:32
  191. 199.
    Liberaltarianism and Trump01/27/2017
    48:20
  192. 200.
    King Obama, King Trump: The Dangers of an Imperial Presidency01/20/2017
    54:45

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