When FDR Took Americans’ Gold (with Sebastian Edwards)

 
Sebastian Edwards joins us today to discuss why we abandoned the gold standard.  Edwards recently published American Default: The Untold Story of FDR, the Supreme Court, and the Battle over Gold. On April 5, 1933, when FDR ordered Americans to sell all their gold holdings to the government.  This was followed by the abandonment of the gold standard and the devaluation of the dollar.  American Default is the story of this forgotten chapter in America’s history. Further ReadingsLearn More about Sebastian EdwardsRead the book American Default: The Untold Story of FDR, the Supreme Court, and the Battle over GoldThe Gold Standard Won’t Be Coming Back - Free Thoughts Podcast 
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Regulation Magazine, Summer 2018 (with Peter Van Doren)

 
If you are a regular listener of Free Thoughts, you are surely familiar with Free Thoughts fan favorite Peter Van Doren.  Today, Peter Van Doren joins us for special bonus episode of Free Thoughts to discuss the latest issue of Regulation Magazine. If you like what you hear, you can check out Regulation online by heading to cato.org/regulation.
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Trump’s Immigration Crackdown (with Alex Nowrasteh)

 
Alex Nowrasteh joins us today to discuss the state of immigration in President Trump’s America.Further ReadingsThe Truth About Immigration (with Alex Nowrasteh) - Free Thoughts PodcastYou Are Now Free to Move About the Planet (with Alex Nowrasteh - Free Thoughts Podcast Understanding Immigration - The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism
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Introducing Building Tomorrow!

 
Building Tomorrow Podcast explores the ways technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship enable private individuals to build a free, wealthy, and peaceful world.Subscribe to Building Tomorrow here!
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An Ecological Theory of Free Expression (with Gary Chartier)

 
Gary Chartier joins us for a conversation on freedom of expression. He just published his new book An Ecological Theory of Free Expression.  Chartier argues for an “understanding of expressive freedom as rooted and realized in a complex set of social ecosystems that merit protection on multiple grounds and applies it provocatively to a range of contemporary issues.”Further ReadingsMore about Gary ChartierMore work by Gary ChartierLiberty Chronicles: The Corporation Problem (with Gary Chartier) 
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Beyond the Sea: The Possibilities of Seasteading

 
Find the book here: Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from PoliticiansMore about Joe QuirkLearn more about Seasteading here
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Status, Prestige, Activism and the Illusion of American Decline by John GlaserFree Thoughts Podcast - Close America’s Overseas Bases (with John Glaser)Free Thoughts Podcast - Is the Iran Deal a Good Deal? (with John Glaser)Encyclopedia of Libertarianism - Foreign Policy  
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Pharmaceutical Freedom (with Jessica Flanigan)

 
Pharmaceutical Freedom (with Jessica Flanigan)

We discuss the rights of self-medication; rights to purchase and use unapproved treatments, prohibited drugs, and pharmaceuticals without a prescription.
Tomorrow 3.0: Uberizing The Economy (with Mike Munger)

 
The Future of Money (with Diego Zuluaga)

 
The Future of Money (with Diego Zuluaga)

Diego Zuluaga joins us for a discussion on cyrptocurrencies.
Trade War! (with Dan Ikenson)

 
Trade War! (with Dan Ikenson)

Dan Ikenson joins us to answer one important question: is the United States in a trade war?
What’s Facebook Done With My Data? (with Will Duffield)

 
What’s Facebook Done With My Data? (with Will Duffield)

Will Duffield joins us again to discuss Cambridge Analytica and the future of social media.
Peter Van Doren Vs. MS-13

 
Peter Van Doren Vs. MS-13

Peter Van Doren joins us again to discuss his time on jury duty.
Ayn Rand: An Introduction (with Eamonn Butler)

 
Ayn Rand: An Introduction (with Eamonn Butler)

Eamonn Butler joins us to discuss his new book Ayn Rand: An Introduction.
Speak Freely (with Keith E. Whittington)

 
Speak Freely (with Keith E. Whittington)

Keith E. Whittington joins us to discuss his book Speak Freely: Why Universitites Must Defend Free Speech.
  
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The Pope’s Politics

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The Pope’s Politics

Robert Whaples joins us for a conversation on the Pope’s earnest call to build a caring society.