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Episode 178: Must You Obey Government?

Episode 178: Must You Obey Government?

Trevor Burrus: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Powell: And I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: Today we have a little bit of a different episode, another one where it’s just Aaron and… Continue Reading

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Episode 111: Building a Better Government (with Richard A. Epstein)

Episode 111: Building a Better Government (with Richard A. Epstein)

Trevor Burrus: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Ross Powell: And I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: Joining us today is Richard Epstein, the Lawrence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School… Continue Reading

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When Governments Cut Spending

When Governments Cut Spending

What history, and both recent history and the most distant past history tells us is that bringing your spending under control through budget cuts and stringency bears big dividends in the short term and the medium term. Obvious case is… Continue Reading

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2008 Financial Crisis: The Government Response

2008 Financial Crisis: The Government Response

What is the grade that you would give the United States for responding to the boom and bust today? The answer is definitely a failing grade. Have we fixed the problems that created this boom and bust? Sadly, no we… Continue Reading

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Episode 106: The Distinction Between Governance and Government (with Edward P. Stringham)

Episode 106: The Distinction Between Governance and Government (with Edward P. Stringham)

Aaron Ross Powell: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: And I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Ross Powell: And today we’re joined by Edward Peter Stringham. He’s a Davis Professor of Economic Organizations… Continue Reading

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How Government Works

How Government Works

Man, there be so much shit I needa do I wish a cracka would give a brotha a hand. EEYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! The social contractor is hizzle fo rizzle my nizzle to help you with yo dizzle SOCIAL CONTRACTOR? WHO DA FUQ… Continue Reading

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Is Monopoly a Justification for Government Regulation? – Learn Liberty

Is Monopoly a Justification for Government Regulation? – Learn Liberty

Is monopoly a justification for government regulation? A lot of people have been very concerned about monopolies in markets, and that concern leads people to ask, is there a form of government intervention that can mitigate that problem? Either by… Continue Reading

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Free Market Economics: Uber, Airbnb, & Feastly vs Government Regulation – Learn Liberty

Free Market Economics: Uber, Airbnb, & Feastly vs Government Regulation – Learn Liberty

Every day, it seems like there’s a new service popping up that connects people who want things with people who have things. If I want to go for a ride, I don’t have to worry about buying a car or… Continue Reading

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Should the Government Subsidize… Silly Walks? – Learn Liberty

Should the Government Subsidize… Silly Walks? – Learn Liberty

ART CARDEN: Sorry to have kept you waiting. It’s just that I’m afraid my walk has become rather sillier lately. It’s taking me longer to get to where I’m going. I wish someone would pay me to spend more of… Continue Reading