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Podcast: Hummel on “Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men”

Podcast: Hummel on “Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men”

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Jeffery Rogers Hummel, a professor of economics at San Jose State University, took some time to talk about his book Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War – which recently saw the release of its 2nd edition.

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Podcast: Kevin Gutzman – James Madison and the Making of America

Podcast: Kevin Gutzman – James Madison and the Making of America

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IHS History Program Officer Phil Magness recently talked with historian and New York Times Bestselling author Kevin R.C. Gutzman about his most recent book, James Madison and the Making of America. In the book, Dr. Gutzman provides voluminous documentation of Madison’s career and the role he played in some of early America’s most formative years.

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Podcast: Erik Angner and Behavioral Economics

Podcast: Erik Angner and Behavioral Economics

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Erik Angner, George Mason University Associate Professor of Philosophy, Economics, and Public Policy, stopped by the office to talk with IHS Philosophy Program Officer Bill Glod about behavioral economics, happiness, the intersection of philosophy and economics, and his new undergraduate Philosophy, Politics, and Economics project at GMU.

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Podcast: Thaddeus Russell – A Renegade History of the United States

Podcast: Thaddeus Russell – A Renegade History of the United States

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We were lucky enough last week to have Thaddeus Russell – historian and professor at Occidental College – join us via Skype to talk about his book A Renegade History of the United States. I won’t spoil anything that’s in the recording or the book here – I’ll just express my gratitude to Dr. Russell for taking time to talk with us. [...]

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Podcast: Howard Baetjer Jr. – Free our Markets: A Citizens’ Guide to Essential Economics

Podcast: Howard Baetjer Jr. – Free our Markets: A Citizens’ Guide to Essential Economics

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As promised, here is Towson University Economics Professor Howard Baetjer talking with IHS Program Officer Phil Magness about his latest book, Free our Markets: A Citizens’ Guide to Essential Economics. Obviously, a big thank you is due to Dr. Baetjer for taking the time to visit the office and chat with us. The story near the end about his optimism surrounding [...]

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20th Century Education Policy & Market Libertarianism

20th Century Education Policy & Market Libertarianism

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IHS Program Director Phil Magness sits down with Kevin Currie-Knight, PhD student at the University of Delaware and frequent IHS Academic contributor, to talk about his research and dissertation – specifically the thoughts and arguments of prominent 20th century libertarians surrounding education policy.

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Bootleggers and Baptists After 30 Years with Bruce Yandle

Bootleggers and Baptists After 30 Years with Bruce Yandle

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Dr. Bruce Yandle published his original paper, “Bootleggers and Baptists” in 1983. Looking back on the last 30 years and this important theory of regulation Dr. Yandle was gracious enough to talk with IHS Economics Program Officer Mario Villarreal-Diaz about the legacy of this theory, it’s current applications, and to share encouraging words for young classical liberal scholars in their [...]

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The Limits of Libertarian Paternalism

The Limits of Libertarian Paternalism

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Is it okay for the government to shape your decisions for your betterment? Dr. Bill Glod, IHS Program Officer in Philosophy interviews Dr. Glen Whitman about New or Libertarian Paternalism and behavioral economics. In this IHS Academic podcast, they discuss the behavioral economics knowledge problem, positive and negative liberty, nudge, and the challenges of new paternalism for individual liberty in government policy.  

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Steve Davies: The Job Interview

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Education Director at the Institute for Economics Affairs, and former IHS program officer, Steve Davies with some advice for those of you preparing for interviews on the academic job market. Steve Davies: The Job Interview from IHS Academic on Vimeo.          

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Jason Brennan on His New Book “Libertarianism”

Jason Brennan on His New Book “Libertarianism”

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Philosophy Program Officer Bill Glod sat down to talk with Georgetown professor and Bleeding Heart Libertarian blogger Jason Brennan about Dr. Brennan’s new book, Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press). Over the course of the interview they talked about being a libertarian, the recent rise of left libertarianism, social change, and libertarianism in academia.   Listen and watch previous IHS [...]

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