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Category Archive: Philosophy

  1. The Walking Dead, Tocqueville, and Voluntary Cooperation

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    What can The Walking Dead teach us about prosperity? A lot, according to Professor Dan D’Amico of Loyola University. While The Walking Dead has shown viewers what zombies do to society since 2010, political thinker Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about shambling, lonesome, soulless creatures and the decline of society long before the show debuted. D’Amico explores what The Walking Dead and Tocqueville’s writings have in common, and what they reveal about the key to human prosperity.

  2. Bitcoin Revolution: How Cryptocurrency Helps Free Speech

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    Bitcoin is nothing short of a currency revolution. It has changed how individuals spend their money, disrupted the way governments regulate money, and has the potential to completely eliminate physical currencies. Now, Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Institute, will explain why Bitcoin is already impacting the world for the better.

    Are you tired of Washington telling you how to spend your money? If you’re like many Americans the answer is a definitive “YES!!!!!!!” Now is the time for action. See how Bitcoin is not only helping the world, but also has Washington shaking in its boots!

    President Obama asked Google CEO Eric Schmidt if Bitcoin was something “he has to worry about.” The answer was, “Mr. President, absolutely.” Bill Gates says digital currencies could be “huge.”

    Allow Senior Research Fellow Jerry Brito to explain to you three impactful ways Bitcoin is already freeing average Americans from Washington’s control.

  3. Guilty Til Proven Rich – Drug War Stories (Ep. 8) with Alex Kreit

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    You know what they say about assumptions, right? Well, what if our criminal justice system worked off that flawed system? Right now police officers are making wild assumptions about what a lot of money is, and what a drug dealer is supposed to look like. Listen to Professor Alex Kreit as he explains why our drug laws make no sense, and what you need to do to avoid getting hassled by ‘the man.’

  4. University Privilege – Drug War Stories (Ep. 7) with Alex Kreit

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    When you think about going to college or university, crime is usually not your first thought. But with sexual assault, robbery, and especially drug related arrests, maybe it’s time to rethink everything you thought you knew about campus safety. While courts don’t often associate dorm rooms as a crime neighborhood, the danger is there, and Professor Alex Kreit is here to discuss what that means for keeping you away from your R.A’s office, or worse.

  5. Don’t Buy Drugs At The Mall – Drug War Stories (Ep. 6) with Alex Kreit

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    Right now, while your car or home is being broken into (hopefully not, though) there is a police officer sitting inside a mall drinking an Orange Julius, trying to convince impressionable teenagers to buy drugs.  Professor Alex Kreit offers an inside look at some of the strangest drug enforcement techniques cops are using right now to catch minor drug users.

  6. Are Cops Confused? – Drug War Stories (Ep. 5) with Alex Kreit

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    If you caught someone with their hand in the cookie jar, you wouldn’t let them keep the cookie and only step in once the entire jar is empty to establish a stronger case, would you? Well, right now, that is exactly what the police are doing with drug offenders.  Go inside the strange world of  drug law loopholes, exemptions, and monkey shines with Professor Alex Kreit.

  7. All The Cool Cops Are Doing It – Drug War Stories (Ep. 4) with Alex Kreit

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    21 Jump Street isn’t just in your Blu-ray player. Right now, young-looking police officers are infiltrating America’s high schools, looking to break up major crime rings. One problem: they’re usually doing more harm than good. So if you see Channing Tatum or Johnny Depp wandering the halls of your high school, before you ask for their autograph, make sure you’re informed of the real ways cops are taking advantage of today’s teenagers.

  8. Till Meth Do Us Part – Drug War Stories (Ep. 3) with Alex Kreit

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    Sharing is caring. But not with drugs. If you’re caught sharing drugs with your friends, family, spouse or whatever, the police have you on distribution. So before you puff-puff- pass, listen to Professor Alex Kreit as he exposes some of the wildest drug loopholes that are already putting people behind bars.

  9. If You Give A Cop Some Coke – Drug War Stories (Ep. 1) with Alex Kreit

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    Everyone knows the dangers of buying drugs. But did you know there’s a way to buy drugs and have cops actually thank you for it? In an in-depth analysis of the United States’ current drug laws and all of its weird rules, loony litigation and strange loopholes, Professor Alex Kreit takes you behind the scenes and reveals some facts that may surprise you.

  10. Choice and Change: How to Close the Gender Gap

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    What holds women back from achieving the same level and consistency of success in the workplace as men? Discrimination, culture, and access to education are all factors which need to be addressed – but they aren’t the whole story. What’s often left out of this important discussion is an examination of the choices that men and women make for their lives. While discrimination should be fought against at every turn, Professor Lauren Hall argues that we have to look at the full scope of the story.

  11. Bridging the Gender Gap: The Problems with Parental Leave | Learn Liberty

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    While it sounds good on paper, mandated maternity leave doesn’t always achieve what it’s created for. Even mandating paternity leave has its own complications. The truth is that, while women are temporarily away, their career goals and advancement opportunities can be permanently stunted. Policy mandates, in practice, can be inefficient; in the worst cases, they can impede the cultural changes they seek to encourage. Professor Lauren Hall discusses the disparities.