The Curious Task
Ep. 43: Ben Perrin — What’s the Solution to the Opioid Crisis?

Ep. 43: Ben Perrin — What’s the Solution to the Opioid Crisis?

May 27, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Ben Perrin as he explores the causes of, and solutions to, the opioid crisis in Canada and the United States.

Ep: 42: Sarah Skwire — Why Should Women Care About Economic Freedom?

Ep: 42: Sarah Skwire — Why Should Women Care About Economic Freedom?

May 20, 2020

Everyone should care about economic freedom. But why is economic freedom especially relevant for women? Alex Aragona chats with Sarah Skwire as she explores why economic freedom has been, and is, important for women to cherish and defend.

Ep. 41: Russ Roberts — How Can Adam Smith Change Your Life?

Ep. 41: Russ Roberts — How Can Adam Smith Change Your Life?

May 13, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Russ Roberts as he talks about the ways in which the ideas of Adam Smith can change your life, even so many years later.  

Ep. 40: Pete Boettke — What Is The Curious Task of Economics?

Ep. 40: Pete Boettke — What Is The Curious Task of Economics?

May 6, 2020

Alex Aragona chats with Pete Boettke as he dives into what the curious task of economics is and relates it back to the work of Friedrich Hayek.

Ep. 39: Mike Munger — Is Price Gouging Wrong?

Ep. 39: Mike Munger — Is Price Gouging Wrong?

April 29, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Mike Munger as he explores what's truly happening when we see rapid price changes during a crisis, and whether suppliers raising their prices in a time of crisis is wrong.

Ep. 38: David Clement — Is Marijuana Legalization Working?

Ep. 38: David Clement — Is Marijuana Legalization Working?

April 22, 2020

Alex speaks with the Consumer Choice Centre's David Clement about why Canada's marijuana legalization regulations missed the mark, and what government could have done to make legalization work. 

Ep. 37: Ray Pennings — Does School Choice Work?

Ep. 37: Ray Pennings — Does School Choice Work?

April 15, 2020

Alex Aragona chats with Cardus' Ray Pennings as he explores the benefits of more school choice to both students and society, and look at some data to see if, and how, it works. 

Ep. 36: Jason Brennan — Why Not Capitalism?

Ep. 36: Jason Brennan — Why Not Capitalism?

April 8, 2020

Alex Aragona chats with Jason Brennan's about his response to G.A. Cohen's book and question "Why Not Socialism?" and his thoughts on ideal capitalism.

Ep. 35: Jesse Walker — Did We Really Go to The Moon?

Ep. 35: Jesse Walker — Did We Really Go to The Moon?

April 1, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Jesse Walker as they explore whether a human being truly set foot on the moon.

Ep. 34: Matt Bufton — Are There Libertarians in a Pandemic?

Ep. 34: Matt Bufton — Are There Libertarians in a Pandemic?

March 25, 2020

Matt Bufton talks with Alex Aragona about the effects the response to COVID-19 will have on freedom, the proper government response to a pandemic, how lifting certain regulations can help, and more. 

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