The Curious Task

By Institute for Liberal Studies

Host Alex Aragona and a rotating cast of guests explore philosophy, politics, economics, and other ideas from a classical liberal perspective.

  1. 1.
    Ep. 107: Stefan Kolev — What Is Ordoliberalism?
    55:47
  2. 2.
    Ep. 106: Travis Smith — The Tyranny of Which Majority?
    1:06:27
  3. 3.
    Ep. 105: Caroline Breashears — What Does Adam Smith Have To Do With Literature?
    53:28
  4. 4.
    Ep. 104: Pete Boettke — Is A Better World Possible?
    1:16:09
  5. 5.
    Ep. 103: James Otteson — What Are The Seven Deadly Sins of Economics?
    1:01:00
  6. 6.
    Ep.102: Moshe Lander — Should Governments Build Stadiums?
    59:30
  7. 7.
    Ep. 101: Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili — Does Self Governance Work?
    57:08
  8. 8.
    Special Episode 5: Eric Schliesser — What Is Neoliberalism?
    58:23
  1. 9.
    Special Episode 4: Tom Palmer — War, What Is It Good For?
    1:09:17
  2. 10.
    Special Episode 3: James Tooley — Is Low-Cost Private Education Possible?
    1:02:44
  3. 11.
    Special Episode 2: Celebrating 100 Episodes
    56:58
  4. 12.
    Special Episode 1: Steve Horwitz — What Drives Progress?
    57:58
  5. 13.
    Ep. 100: Tyler Cowen — Is Scarborough The Dining Capital of the World?
    49:24
  6. 14.
    Ep. 99: Aeon Skoble — Is Anarchy Relevant For Classical Liberalism?
    55:25
  7. 15.
    Ep. 98: Janet Bufton and Sarah Skwire — Why Tweet The Wealth of Nations?
    51:53
  8. 16.
    Ep. 97: Anton Howes — What Powered Innovation In Britain?
    1:10:18
  9. 17.
    Ep. 96: Bill Easterly — What Is The Tyranny of Experts?
    50:48
  10. 18.
    Ep. 95: Dennis Rasmussen — Did America Fail?
    57:14
  11. 19.
    Ep. 94: Graeme Thompson — What Is Canadian Liberalism?
    1:03:42
  12. 20.
    Ep. 93: Jacob Levy — How Should Liberals Think of Social Injustice?
    1:07:03
  13. 21.
    Ep. 92: Sandy Ikeda — What Would Jane Jacobs Do?
    1:05:32
  14. 22.
    Ep. 91: Terence Kealey — Should Government Fund Science?
    52:31
  15. 23.
    Ep. 90: Nick Cowen — Should We Regulate Online Sex Work?
    51:36
  16. 24.
    Ep. 89: Alex Salter — Did Central Banks Get COVID-19 Right?
    52:25
  17. 25.
    Ep. 88: Dan Griswold & Sabine El-Chidiac — What Should Immigration Policy Look Like After The Pandemic?
    54:44
  18. 26.
    Ep. 87: Bas van der Vossen — Who Owns Your Labour?
    58:39
  19. 27.
    Ep. 86: Matt Warner — What's Wrong With Foreign Aid?
    56:04
  20. 28.
    Ep. 85: Paul Robinson — Is Russia a Threat to Democracy?
    55:23
  21. 29.
    Ep. 84: Scott Scheall — What Is The Fundamental Problem of Political Life?
    1:02:07
  22. 30.
    Ep. 83: Shikha Dalmia — How Does Minority Activism Help Stop Authoritarianism?
    1:06:01
  23. 31.
    Ep. 82: Art Carden — Why Are We Rich?
    54:45
  24. 32.
    Ep. 81: Erik Kimbrough — What Influences Our Choices?
    1:01:30
  25. 33.
    Ep. 80: Ross Emmett and Steve Slivinski — What Policies Hurt Business?
    1:03:19
  26. 34.
    Ep.79: Peter Jaworski — What Is Libertarianism?
    1:01:17
  27. 35.
    Ep. 78: Sandra Peart — What Can We Learn From John Stuart Mill?
    59:08
  28. 36.
    Ep. 77: James Tooley — Is Low-Cost Private Education Possible?
    1:02:44
  29. 37.
    Ep. 76: Steve Horwitz — What Drives Progress?
    57:38
  30. 38.
    Ep. 75: Clark Neily — How Can America's Policing Problem Be Fixed?
    1:08:23
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    Ep. 74: Matt Bufton and Sabine El-Chidiac — What Was 2020 Like For Liberalism?
    1:08:08
  32. 40.
    Ep. 73: Mike Tanner — Why Does Poverty Persist?
    51:53
  33. 41.
    Ep. 72: Janet Bufton — Are Libertarians Liberals?
    1:10:39
  34. 42.
    Ep. 71: David Skarbek — How Do Prisoners Govern?
    57:12
  35. 43.
    Ep. 70: Mustafa Akyol — How Free Is The Muslim World?
    51:42
  36. 44.
    Ep. 69: Kevin Vallier — Can Polarization Be Reversed?
    47:06
  37. 45.
    Ep. 68: Sabine El-Chidiac — What Helps Refugees Succeed?
    59:41
  38. 46.
    Ep. 67: Tom Palmer — War, What Is It Good For?
    1:08:45
  39. 47.
    Ep. 66: Virginia Postrel — How Do Textiles Shape Society?
    1:09:15
  40. 48.
    Ep. 65: Eric Merkley — Why Don't We Trust The Experts?
    1:04:17
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    Ep. 64: Bart Wilson — Is The Idea of Property Universal?
    1:05:23
  42. 50.
    Ep. 63: Michael Strong — Can Entrepreneurship Solve The World's Problems?
    1:06:20

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