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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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The Fragility of Good Government

The Fragility of Good Government

it’s an enormous and very rare privilege to have lived in the days of good government across nations and centuries few people have ever done so by a rare bit of of luck certain groups in a few corners of… 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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6 Types of Government | 30 second Aquinas

6 Types of Government | 30 second Aquinas

Governments fall into six categories, according to number of rulers, and whether they pursue the common good or their own private good. Rule by one man who seeks his own private good is called Tyranny. This is commonly acknowledged to… Continue Reading

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4 Reasons Monarchy is the Best Government | 30 second Aquinas

4 Reasons Monarchy is the Best Government | 30 second Aquinas

Government’s purpose is to secure peace, or social unity. What is itself one can more efficaciously bring about unity than several. To rule successfully, several rulers must cooperate, or act as one. The more united they are, the closer they… Continue Reading

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Could AI ever replace government? | BBC Ideas

Could AI ever replace government? | BBC Ideas

Here’s a thought experiment… could artificial intelligence govern us? Populism and disinformation are on the rise, and politics across the world seems to be dominated by emotions and strongman personalities. Leaders often seem to be more interested in short-term political… Continue Reading

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The riddle of experience vs. memory | Daniel Kahneman

The riddle of experience vs. memory | Daniel Kahneman

Everybody talks about happiness these days. I had somebody count the number of books with “happiness” in the title published in the last five years and they gave up after about 40, and there were many more. There is a… Continue Reading

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Documentary: A Glitch in the Matrix (David Fuller production)

Documentary: A Glitch in the Matrix (David Fuller production)

Sometimes there’s a glitch in the matrix where the limitations of the old operating system are laid bare and something new pokes through They’ve been dozens of responses to the jordan peterson channel for interview already. What makes this one… Continue Reading