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Classical liberalism | Wikipedia audio article

Classical liberalism | Wikipedia audio article

Classical liberalism is a political ideology and a branch of liberalism which advocates civil liberties under the rule of law with an emphasis on economic freedom. Closely related to economic liberalism, it developed in the early 19th century, building on ideas from the previous century as a response to urbanization and to the Industrial Revolution …

Happy Birthday, Adam Smith!

Happy Birthday, Adam Smith!

This founding father of modern economics gave us an entirely new understanding of how society works. His magnum opus, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, influenced thinkers as diverse as Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and Milton Friedman. While he’s best known for concepts like …

Episode 132: The Ideas of Adam Smith (with Paul D. Mueller)

Episode 132: The Ideas of Adam Smith (with Paul D. Mueller)

Aaron Ross Powell: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: And I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Ross Powell: And joining us today is Paul Mueller. He’s an Assistant Professor of Economics at The King’s College in Manhattan and he’s also a columnist for Libertarianism.org. Today we’re going to …

Episode 136: The Bourgeois Era (with Deirdre McCloskey)

Episode 136: The Bourgeois Era (with Deirdre McCloskey)

Aaron Ross Powell: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: And I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Ross Powell: And joining us today is Deirdre McCloskey. She’s Emerita Distinguished Professor of Economics and of History and Professor of English and Communications at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She’s …