Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org

Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org

United Kingdom

A show about libertarianism and the ideas that influence it. Hosted by Aaron Ross Powell and Trevor Burrus.

Episodes

Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future  

Johan Norberg joins Trevor this week to talk about the notion of progress and gives us all a few reasons to look forward to the future.

College: Too Costly, Too Little Learning, Too Much Underemployment  

Richard Vedder joins us this week to discuss what he’s identified as three major problems with the way today’s American higher education system works.

Why Can't You Email Your Doctor?  

Dr. Ryan Neuhofel joins us this week to talk about his practice, NeuCare, which is a very different way to approach primary care medicine in the United States.

The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians  

Naomi Schaefer Riley joins us for a discussion about how poorly the US government treats Native Americans, and what can be done about it.

Bonus Election Day Episode: Should Libertarians Vote?  

Aaron and Trevor debate Jim Harper and Michael F. Cannon on the merits of voting on this special Election Day bonus episode of Free Thoughts.

Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective  

Thomas Sowell joins us for a discussion about disparities of income and wealth between and within nations, as part of Equality Month at Libertarianism.org.

People, Not Ratios: Why the Debate Over Income Inequality Asks the Wrong Questions  

Ryan Young joins us for a discussion about income inequality in the world today, as part of Equality Month at Libertarianism.org. Has inequality gone up?

Communicating Liberty Through Film and the Making Of "Freedom on Trial"  

John Papola joins us to talk about the conception and production of Libertarianism.org’s newest video series, Freedom on Trial.

Explaining the Rise of Donald Trump  

Ben Domenech joins us this week to discuss Donald J. Trump’s candidacy. What is Trump doing differently?

Rituals of Freedom: Libertarian Themes in Early Confucianism  

Roderick T. Long joins us to talk about libertarian themes in Chinese philosophy. How much do libertarianism and early Confucianism have in common?

Politics As a Peculiar Business: Insights from a Theory of Entangled Political Economy  

Richard Wagner provides an overview of public choice economics and considers how limited governments are incentivized to morph into destructive regulatory systems.

Thin Blue Lies: How Pretextual Stops Undermine Police Legitimacy  

Jonathan Blanks joins us for a discussion about police stops and the Fourth Amendment. Is there a war on cops?

Against Democracy  

Jason Brennan joins us to talk about his new book, Against Democracy. What seperates good voters from bad voters?

Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson’s Image in His Own Time  

Robert McDonald joins us for a discussion about the life of author, musician, inventor, architect, philosopher and statesman Thomas Jefferson.

The World According to Star Wars  

Cass R. Sunstein joins us this week to talk about his new book, The World According to Star Wars. How did the Star Wars franchise become a cultural touchstone?

Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People  

Randy E. Barnett discusses his new book, Our Republican Constitution. What’s the difference between a constitutional democracy and a constitutional republic?

Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present  

Gary Gerstle discusses his book on American history and governance, Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present.

The Free Market Existentialist: Capitalism without Consumerism  

William Irwin joins us to talk about existentialism and libertarianism. What did thinkers like Sartre and Neitzsche have to say about capitalism and human freedom?

Hayek’s Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions  

Steven Horwitz joins us for a discussion on family and how it has changed over the years. Where does classical liberalism fit into the conception of a family?

John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, Part 1  

This week Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, John Samples, and Matthew Feeney discuss 19th century philosopher John Stuart Mill's idea of "civil liberty."

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