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FreeThoughts, Ep. 193: Liberalism 1.0 (with Deirdre McCloskey)

FreeThoughts, Ep. 193: Liberalism 1.0 (with Deirdre McCloskey)

Aaron Powell: Welcome to Free Thoughts. I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: And I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Powell: Joining us today is Deirdre McCloskey. She’s the Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English and Communication to the University of Illinois, Chicago. Today we’re talking about an essay she wrote for an upcoming volume edited by Ben Powell on Prospects for Libertarianism. The essay’s called Manifesto for a New American Liberalism, or How to be a Humane [00:00:30] Libertarian. Welcome back to Free…

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Classical liberalism | Wikipedia audio article

Classical liberalism | Wikipedia audio article

Classical liberalism is a political ideology and a branch of liberalism which advocates civil liberties under the rule of law with an emphasis on economic freedom. Closely related to economic liberalism, it developed in the early 19th century, building on ideas from the previous century as a response to urbanization and to the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the United States. Notable individuals whose ideas contributed to classical liberalism include John Locke, Jean-Baptiste Say, Thomas Robert Malthus, and David Ricardo….

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Free Thoughts, Ep. 189: Is Liberalism in Danger? (with Jacob T. Levy)

Free Thoughts, Ep. 189: Is Liberalism in Danger? (with Jacob T. Levy)

Aaron Powell: Welcome to Free Thoughts. I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: And I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Powell: And joining us today is Jacob Levy. He’s the Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory at McGill University. Welcome back to Free Thoughts. Jacob Levy: Thank you. Thank you for having me back. Aaron Powell: It’s the big question that’s on everyone’s mind as we’re 100 days or so into the new regime. How did we get Trump? How did this thing happen? Jacob…

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Collectivism and Individualism

Collectivism and Individualism

philosophers have long debated over whether it is the collective or the individual who should be viewed as superior and of more value but rarely has a consensus being met this unresolved debate is important because the prevailing views on this issue often determined how a society organizes itself and thus the quality of life for its citizens in this lecture we are going to examine a critique of collectivism by one of the most prolific philosophers of the 20th…

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Episode 103: “Ideological Dorks” with (Jonah Goldberg)

Episode 103: “Ideological Dorks” with (Jonah Goldberg)

Trevor Burrus: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Trevor Burrus. Joining us today is Jonah Goldberg, Senior Editor of National Review, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and frequent Fox News contributor. He’s the author of 2008’s Liberal Fascism and 2012’s Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas. Welcome to Free Thoughts, Jonah. Jonah Goldberg: Hey, it’s great to be here. Trevor Burrus: So I would like to start with…

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Liberty Chronicles, Ep. 45: The Canada Conspiracy

Liberty Chronicles, Ep. 45: The Canada Conspiracy

Anthony Comegna: Abram D. Smith is a forgotten figure in American history. Smith was born in either Lowville or Cambridge, Upstate New York, in 1811, just before the post-war boom years of rapid social and economic change. As a young man, he experienced and contributed to a wave of nationalistic romanticism, enraptured with the wonders of American republicanism and democracy. [00:00:30] He was in these regards fairly unremarkable and yet, in September 1838, probably in some Ohio forest, surrounded by…

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World citizen | Wikipedia audio article

World citizen | Wikipedia audio article

Global citizenship is the idea that all people have rights and civic responsibilities that come with being a member of the world, with whole-world philosophy and sensibilities, rather than as a citizen of a particular nation or place. The idea is that one’s identity transcends geography or political borders and that responsibilities or rights are derived from membership in a broader class: “humanity”. This does not mean that such a person denounces or waives their nationality or other, more local…

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Understand Socialism, Communism, Fascism, & Nazism in 15 Minutes (Part I)

Understand Socialism, Communism, Fascism, & Nazism in 15 Minutes (Part I)

one of my oldest and most popular videos is the quick explanation of the differences between socialism communism and fascism it’s also gotten a lot of criticism I’ve learned a lot since… 2012! good lord this is an old video there are some good criticisms of the last version and some questions it didn’t answer this new version tries to take care of all of that it still tastes great and it’s less filling the goal here is to give…

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What Is Communism?

What Is Communism?

As diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States improve, we wanted to look at the political philosophy behind the long embargoed nation. Cuba is one of the last communist dictatorships left in the world, and since extreme anti-communist sentiments in the mid 20th century, the philosophy has been a regular fixture in political discussions. So we wanted to know, what exactly is communism? Well, there are a number of overlapping philosophies and socioeconomic systems that can be described as…

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World citizenship | Wikipedia audio article

World citizenship | Wikipedia audio article

Global citizenship is the idea that all people have rights and civic responsibilities that come with being a member of the world, with whole-world philosophy and sensibilities, rather than as a citizen of a particular nation or place. The idea is that one’s identity transcends geography or political borders and that responsibilities or rights are derived from membership in a broader class: “humanity”. This does not mean that such a person denounces or waives their nationality or other, more local…

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