This episode features a talk by writer and filmmaker Kirby Ferguson from 2013. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform.
This episode features a lecture by economics professor emeritus Peter J. Hill from 2016. Hill looks at the development of property rights across the American West in the 19th century.
This episode features an audio essay written by economics professor and Austro-libertarian Walter Block from 1976, and which comprises Chapter 22 of Defending the Undefendable.
This episode features a talk by by former Federal judge and libertarian Andrew Napolitano from 2008. He discusses how the federal government has circumvented the Constitution and is systematically dismantling the rights and freedoms that are the foundation of American democracy. He challenges Americans to recognize that they are being led down a very dangerous path and that the cost of following without challenge is the loss of the basic freedoms that facilitate our pursuit of happiness and that define us as a nation. He asks the simple question, which are you, a sheep or a wolf? Do you blindly follow behind where you are led, or do you challenge the government at every pass, forcing it to make decisions that will protect our freedoms?
This episode features an audio essay written by long-time unschooling mom and guru Sandra Dodd in 2008, and which comprises Chapter 22 of Everything Voluntary: From Politics to Parenting, edited by Skyler J. Collins and published in 2012.
his episode features a talk by economist and Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman from 1993. From the grand opening of the Cato Institutes’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 1993, Friedman gives a talk about popular political aphorisms, one of his favorites being the one he helped popularize in the title of his 1975 book, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”
This episode features a lecture by professor and clinical psychologist Richard M. Ryan from 2016. Dr. Ryan examines human autonomy as it relates to psychological, mental, and emotional health in children and adults.
This episode features an interview of economics professor Donald Boudreaux from 2006 by Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk. Drawing on volume one of Friedrich Hayek’s classic, Law, Legislation and Liberty, Boudreaux talks about the distinction between law and legislation, the appropriate role of judges, and how the fulfillment of our expectations allows us to pursue our goals and dreams.
This episode features a talk by philosophy professor Michael Huemer from 2013. Maybe the best way to defend libertarianism is not through economic arguments; nor appeals to general, abstract theories about the nature of morality; nor through the non-aggression axiom. Maybe the best way to defend libertarianism is through appeal to common sense morality.
This episode features a talk by university professor Erica Chenoweth from 2017. She talks about the history of nonviolent action for various reasons against governments. Erica Chenoweth is a Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School.