Libertarianism

Sam and Emma host Ryan Cooper, national correspondent at The Week, to discuss his new book How Are You Going to Pay For That? Smart Answers to the Dumbest Questions in Politics, on how the self-immolating ideas of the free market have locked us into a vision of government that is impotent in the face of any economic stress on […]
Monkey Cage Blog editor E.J. Graff and Sam break down how Transgender people have been discriminated against in the military and why the politics are shafting now. Transgender people and the LGBT movement and the politics of “fitting in”. What is “Gay INC.” and how it effected the LGBT movement. Fear, sexual identity and gender […]
Journalist Masha Gessen, author of The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy, explains the story of the Tsarnaev family and how they arrived in the United States. Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s stalled boxing career and the crushed American dreams of the Tsarnaev family. Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s interest in far right conspiracies. Terrorism and the opportunity for “belonging”. Dzhokhar […]
Visiting Associate Professor in Philosophy at Georgetown University-Qatar, Karl Widerquist explains how a Guaranteed Basic Income would work. The push for Basic Income in Europe. The different ways of delivering a basic income. Would Basic Income replace the welfare state? Reversing Welfare “reform” overcome poverty? The problem with Libertarian thinking. Why Libertarians are all about […]
University of Notre Dame Professor, Benjamin Radcliff  author of the new book The Political Economy of Human Happiness: How Voters’ Choices Determine the Quality of Life, explains the importance of studying happiness in politics, what countries are the most happy and why, why more social safety nets and strong labor movements means more satisfied people, why policies that help […]
Sam debates Libertarian Peter Schiff over the Contraception Mandate.  Plus, postmortem conversions by the Mormon Church?  And in the better half,
Friday favorite, Cliff Schecter joins Sam.  Today, rights that are ok for Rick Santorum’s family but not for yours?  And at the root of Ron Paul’s “good”