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A weekly show about politics and liberty, featuring conversations with top scholars, philosophers, historians, economists, and public policy experts. Hosted by Aaron Ross Powell and Trevor Burrus.
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    Where College Students Stand (With Clay Routledge and John Bitzan)

    Where College Students Stand (With Clay Routledge and John Bitzan)

    Clay Routledge and John Bitzan conducted a survey of college students to assess their perception of viewpoint diversity and campus freedom; human progress and beliefs about the future; and student attitudes toward entrepreneurship, capitalism and socialism, and how college is influencing their views. 
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    • 49 min
    What is Neoliberalism? (with Kevin Vallier)

    What is Neoliberalism? (with Kevin Vallier)

    There is much disagreement about what being a neoliberal actually means. It's generally believed to be a philosophical view that a society’s political and economic institutions should be robustly liberal and capitalist, but supplemented by a constitutionally limited democracy and a modest welfare state. But that certainly leaves room for much interpretation.
    How does neoliberalism relate to utilitarianism? What is the relationship between neoliberalism and democracy?

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    • 53 min
    The Ideas of Thomas Sowell (with Jason Riley)

    The Ideas of Thomas Sowell (with Jason Riley)

    Jason Riley describes Thomas Sowell as one of the great social theorists of our age. In Sowell’s career, spanning more than a half century, he has written over thirty books, covering topics from economic history and social inequality to political theory, race, and culture.
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    Rise of the Warrior Cop (with Radley Balko)

    Rise of the Warrior Cop (with Radley Balko)

    Radley Balko argues that over the last several decades, America's cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. The consequences have been dire: the home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have been conditioned to see the citizens they serve as an other—an enemy.
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    • 55 min
    Why Government Fails (with Chris Edwards)

    Why Government Fails (with Chris Edwards)

    Federal policies rely on top‐down planning and coercion. That tends to create winners and losers, which is unlike the mutually beneficial relationships of markets. Not to mention the government cannot comprehend the complexity of our society on a local level. Chris Edwards returns to the show to discuss the failures of government.
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    • 49 min
    Dissenters, Deserters, and Objectors to America’s Wars (with Chris Lombardi)

    Dissenters, Deserters, and Objectors to America’s Wars (with Chris Lombardi)

    Before the U.S. Constitution had even been signed, soldiers and new veterans protested. Dissent, the hallowed expression of disagreement and refusal to comply with the government’s wishes, has a long history in the United States. Soldier dissenters, outraged by the country’s wars or egregious violations in conduct, speak out and change U.S. politics, social welfare systems, and histories.
    What happened to deserters?

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    • 45 min

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282 Ratings

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