Ted Wray serves as Social Media Community Manager for the Institute for Humane Studies and the Learn Liberty project, working to foster online discussions around the ideas of classical liberalism, and helping students discover a larger community of peers and educators who share their interest in exploring and advancing these ideas.
A passionate advocate for classical liberal and libertarian thought, he joined the the staff of the Institute for Humane Studies in July of 2016 through the Koch Associate Program.
Professor Ilya Somin recently joined us on Reddit for an “Ask Me Anything” conversation as part of our Learn Liberty Reddit AMA Series. He answered your questions about Game of Thrones, voter ignorance, and the prospects for bipartisan reforms in the direction of liberty. Fans of Learn Liberty will recognize Professor Somin as the star of our popular video, I Can’t Breathe: How to Reduce Police Brutality, and as a contributor to our blog, where he has written about the politics of sci-fi and fantasy series such as Star Wars, Star Trek,
Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation and its implications for constitutional democracy. Professor Somin has written extensively on constitutional theory, federalism, political ignorance, property rights, immigration, and a wide range of other important policy issues. He is a prolific contributor to the Volokh Conspiracy blog hosted by the Washington Post, and his work has been featured in other major publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New
Last week, Professor Jeffrey Miron joined us on Reddit for an “Ask Me Anything” conversation as part of the Learn Liberty Reddit AMA Series. The conversation focused on Dr. Miron's 30+ years of study on the effects of drug criminalization. Check out some of the highlights below. GPSBach While there seems to be an emerging consensus on legalization of marijuana in the US, pot specific policies might not be completely applicable to other, harder drugs, especially in light of the ongoing opioid crisis. Do you have thoughts on opinions on the efficacy of blanket legalization
The Learn Liberty Reddit AMA Series continues on Wednesday, August 9th, with renowned economist and professor, Jeffrey Miron, senior lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. Dr. Miron has written over 100 op-eds for publications such as the New York Times, Washington Times, Boston Herald, CNN, Time, Huffington Post, The Daily Caller, and Newsweek. He has also written several books, including Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibition (2004) and Libertarianism: from A to Z (2010). You may
Last week, Professor Michael Munger joined us on Reddit for an “Ask Me Anything” conversation as part of the Learn Liberty Reddit AMA Series.Dr. Munger is an esteemed Professor of Political Science, Economics, and Public Policy at Duke University. He has authored/co-authored 7 books and over 200 scholarly articles. A long-time friend of the Learn Liberty project, he frequently contributes to our blog, and has starred in nine Learn Liberty videos.Check out some highlights from the AMA below. AlGoreRhythmSection How much do you hate Kentucky basketball? Michael_Munger More
This Tuesday, the Learn Liberty Reddit AMA Series continues with Michael C. Munger, Professor of Political Science at Duke University. UPDATE: The AMA is now live! Prior to his tenure at Duke, where he chaired the Department of Political Science for 10 years before coming to serve as Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Munger has also taught at Dartmouth College, University of Texas—Austin, and University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, and served as a staff economist at the US Federal Trade Commission. He is a long-time friend of the Learn Liberty project,
Last week, Professor Bryan Caplan joined us on Reddit for an "Ask Me Anything" conversation as part of the Learn Liberty Reddit AMA Series. Dr. Caplan is Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and a prolific author and blogger who has appeared on ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN, and been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He starred in Learn Liberty's Econ Chronicles series of educational videos, and he recently appeared on The Rubin Report in association with Learn Liberty. Check out some highlights from the AMA below. MaggieWasAGoddess If
Bryan Caplan is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He is a prolific blogger and author of three books: The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies (2007), Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think (2011), and the forthcoming The Case Against Education. Professor Caplan has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, and has appeared on ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN. He recently appeared on The Rubin Report in association with
Did you miss our recent Reddit AMA with Professor Sarah Burns of RIT's political science department? You can find the whole conversation here, or check out some of the highlights below. Dr. Burns is a regular contributor to the Learn Liberty Blog, and starred in our series on America's Founding. Adama82 Hi, thanks for doing an AMA! I've got a fairly straight forward question: Do you believe that our inherent cultural paradigms have an impact on the acceptance of liberalism? And if so, how is globalization and the internet working to change/alter our cultural paradigms and attitudes
Sarah Burns is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research examines the intersection of political liberalization and American constitutional development with an eye toward policy implications for democratization across the globe. Professor Burns was featured in Learn Liberty's America’s Founding series. She has also written on American history (1), American foreign policy (2,3), elections (4,5), and constitutionalism (6) for the Learn Liberty Blog. Join us for a conversation on Reddit this Tuesday,
If you missed the Reddit AMA with Professor Lauren Hall last week, fear not! We’ve taken the liberty of compiling some of the highlights for your viewing pleasure. You can check out the whole thing here. Dr. Hall is associate professor of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the author of Family and the Politics of Moderation (Baylor University Press, 2014), regular contributor to the Learn Liberty Blog, and has appeared on Learn Liberty in Choice and Change: How to Close the Gender Gap and Bridging the Gender Gap: The Problems with Parental Leave. TheSunIsScreaming Who
Lauren Hall is associate professor of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the author of Family and the Politics of Moderation (Baylor University Press, 2014). Her current research is on the politics of women and the family in classical liberalism, and she also writes on related areas in evolutionary theory and bioethics. Professor Hall has previously appeared on Learn Liberty in Choice and Change: How to Close the Gender Gap and Bridging the Gender Gap: The Problems with Parental Leave, and has spoken at several college campuses on issues
If you missed our Reddit AMA with Professor Fabio Rojas last week, fear not! We’ve taken the liberty of compiling some of the highlights for your viewing pleasure. You can check out the whole thing here. Dr. Rojas is a Professor of Sociology at Indiana University Bloomington, and the author of From Black Power to Black Studies: How a Radical Social Movement Became an Academic Discipline (2007, The Johns Hopkins University Press). More recently, he is also the author of Theory for the Working Sociologist (2017, Columbia University Press). His research has focused on organizational behavior, political
Dr. Fabio Rojas is professor of sociology at Indiana University Bloomington. He is the author of From Black Power to Black Studies: How a Radical Social Movement Became an Academic Discipline (2007, The Johns Hopkins University Press). More recently, he is also the author of Theory for the Working Sociologist (2017, Columbia University Press). His research has focused on organizational behavior, political sociology, higher education, and health policy. Professor Rojas recently appeared on Learn Liberty Live, sharing his expertise on the history of the civil rights movement. Join
If you missed the Reddit AMA with Isaac Morehouse last week, fear not! We’ve taken the liberty of compiling some of the highlights for your viewing pleasure. You can check out the whole thing here. Isaac is a prolific author and speaker on a range of subjects including education, entrepreneurship, economics, and philosophy—and founder of Praxis. pack1502: Hey Isaac, we actually met a couple years ago at a Milton Friedman Legacy Day event in North Carolina when I was an intern at a think tank. You had a very interesting talk on competition and how it makes education better. Could you
Next week is National School Choice Week! Join us on Reddit for an AMA (“ask me anything”) discussion with Isaac Morehouse on Tuesday, January 24th, at 3:00pm EST. Isaac is the author or co-author of six books: Better Off Free, The Future of School, Freedom Without Permission, Why Haven’t You Read This Book?, How to Get Any Job You Want, and Don’t Do Stuff You Hate; and the founder and CEO of Praxis. He has written hundreds of articles and given hundreds of talks on education, entrepreneurship, philosophy, economics, how to change the world, and more. He’ll be talking with us about educational
If you missed Antony Davies' Reddit AMA last week, fear not! We’ve taken the liberty of compiling some of the highlights for your viewing pleasure. You can check out the whole thing here and here. KarlJay001: As we approach the point where human labor become obsolete and the costs of living (esp in the US) keep going up, where do you see the economy going when it's based on humans selling time/labor? Is there going to be a split where if we go down one side (socialism) people won't have to work, we just all share what there is, vs the other side (capitalism) where we grow faster than
In association with Learn Liberty, Professor Antony Davies will be visiting Reddit for an AMA today, Monday, November 28th at 7:00pm EST. He'll be taking your questions on economics, public policy, his experiences as a tech entrepreneur, and much more! Dr. Davies is an Associate Professor of Economics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an Affiliated Senior Scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and a long-time faculty member with the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, where he has appeared in over 30 educational videos
If you missed Steve Horwitz's Reddit AMA last week, fear not! We've taken the liberty of compiling some of the highlights for your viewing pleasure. You can check out the whole thing here and here. tinyphilosopher What do you make of many in the economics profession and academia, such as many on /r/badeconomics disparagement of Austrian economics as being "dogmatic" or "fundamentalist"? What would you say the most popular misconception of Austrian economics as a discipline is? sghorwitz I think the most common misconception is that it's just "ideology" - that it is no different from libertarianism.
In association with Learn Liberty, Professor Steve Horwitz will be addressing Reddit for an AMA to talk about the success of his recent article for FEE.org, “There is No Such Thing as Trickle-Down Economics,” the gender wage gap controversy, and more! Professor Horwitz is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, and an Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center in Arlington, VA. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute in Canada and a Distinguished Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education. He is the author of three books, Monetary
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