Negative Externalities and the Coase Theorem – Learn Liberty

Negative Externalities and the Coase Theorem – Learn Liberty

Voluntary exchange will only take place if both parties perceive that they’re better off. Sometimes these exchanges result in spillovers. We call these spillovers externalities. If a spillover is beneficial, we call these positive externalities. If they’re costly, we call them negative externalities. Let’s talk about negative externalities for a minute. Imagine being a corn Read more about Negative Externalities and the Coase Theorem – Learn Liberty[…]

Episode 145: John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, Part 1

Episode 145: John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, Part 1

Aaron Ross Powell: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute, I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: I’m Trevor Burrus. John Samples: I’m John Samples. Matthew Feeney: And I’m Matthew Feeney. Aaron Ross Powell: Today we are going to be speaking about the first half of John Stewart Mill’s classic text On Liberty. This Read more about Episode 145: John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, Part 1[…]

Historian: Correcting The Myths of The Electoral College | Tara Ross | POLITICS | Rubin Report
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 Read more about FreeThoughts, Ep. 193: Liberalism 1.0 (with Deirdre McCloskey)[…]

Liberals and conservatives see different things — political psychologist Rose McDermott

Liberals and conservatives see different things — political psychologist Rose McDermott

This is again an eye tracking study. The darker colors… so the closer you get to red is where there’s more attention on the region of interest. So what you’ll notice here is there’s various attention. What’s really curious to me about this picture is… my adviser Phil Zimbardo always taught me to be my Read more about Liberals and conservatives see different things — political psychologist Rose McDermott[…]

Ending the Year with Tolerance | DIRECT MESSAGE | Rubin Report

Ending the Year with Tolerance | DIRECT MESSAGE | Rubin Report

As I’m taping this right this right now, there’s a massive fire burning about 70 miles north of here in Ventura County. As of a few minutes ago it had already burned over 50,000 acres and over 30,000 homes have been evacuated. I’m sure by the time you see this video those numbers will go Read more about Ending the Year with Tolerance | DIRECT MESSAGE | Rubin Report[…]

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 Read more about Free Thoughts, Ep. 189: Is Liberalism in Danger? (with Jacob T. Levy)[…]

Liberalism: where did it come from and are its days numbered? | The Economist

Liberalism: where did it come from and are its days numbered? | The Economist

What have liberals ever done for us? Sure, they gave us liberty, metropolitan intellectuals, and soy lattes, but where do they come from and why has the liberal elite become a term of abuse? Liberalism is a world view based on liberty and equality of opportunity. Liberals value free trade, open competition, and freedom of Read more about Liberalism: where did it come from and are its days numbered? | The Economist[…]

POLS 15  – Freedom of Expression I

POLS 15 – Freedom of Expression I

[music] We begin our exploration of civil liberties with what many would consider perhaps the most important of those liberties: freedom of speech. Or more properly, freedom of expression. The First Amendment says, “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” We cherish our right to freedom of speech, Read more about POLS 15 – Freedom of Expression I[…]

POLS 15 – Limitations on Freedom of Speech

POLS 15 – Limitations on Freedom of Speech

[music] Now, let’s consider the limitations on speech. The First Amendment is absolute. It says, “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech,” but the Supreme Court has never interpreted it that way. The amount of First Amendment protections speech gets depends on what kind of speech it is. Some kinds of speech Read more about POLS 15 – Limitations on Freedom of Speech[…]