The Curious Task
Ep. 29: Jacob Levy — How Should Liberals Think of Civil Society?

Ep. 29: Jacob Levy — How Should Liberals Think of Civil Society?

February 19, 2020

Jacob Levy speaks with Alex about how liberals should approach the ideas of freedom of association and civil society, and what that means for the way groups interact with other groups and the state. 

Ep. 28: Vincent Geloso — Should We Care About Inequality?

Ep. 28: Vincent Geloso — Should We Care About Inequality?

February 12, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with economist Vincent Geloso about whether we should care about inequality, and how we should approach measuring and understanding it. 

Ep. 27: Trevor Burrus — How Has The Drug War Failed?

Ep. 27: Trevor Burrus — How Has The Drug War Failed?

February 5, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Trevor Burrus as he explores the many ways the drug war has failed drug addicts and society.

Ep. 26: Kevin Vallier — Must Politics Be War?

Ep. 26: Kevin Vallier — Must Politics Be War?

January 29, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Kevin Vallier about conflicts in politics and how ideology aggravates them, and whether liberal institutions can help us trust each other more.

Ep. 25: Glenn Fox — Is Free Market Environmentalism an Oxymoron?

Ep. 25: Glenn Fox — Is Free Market Environmentalism an Oxymoron?

January 22, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Glenn fox as he explores whether environmentalism from a free market perspective creates a contradiction.

Ep. 24: Sandy Ikeda — Why Can’t a City Be a Work of Art?

Ep. 24: Sandy Ikeda — Why Can’t a City Be a Work of Art?

January 15, 2020

Alex Aragona talks with Sandy Ikeda as he explores why a city can't be thought of, and specifically designed as, a work of art.

Ep. 23: Mike Munger — Is Capitalism Sustainable?

Ep. 23: Mike Munger — Is Capitalism Sustainable?

January 8, 2020

Alex Aragona talks with Mike Munger as he explores his views on the sustainability of capitalism and the factors that contribute to it.

Ep. 22: Matt Bufton — What is the Future of Liberalism?

Ep. 22: Matt Bufton — What is the Future of Liberalism?

January 1, 2020

Alex Aragona talks with Matt Bufton about the future of liberalism (and why it's not as bad as you might think!).

Ep. 21: Alex Tabarrok — Is Giving Gifts Inefficient?

Ep. 21: Alex Tabarrok — Is Giving Gifts Inefficient?

December 25, 2019

Alex Aragona chats with Alex Tabarrok on this very special Christmas episode of The Curious Task as he explores whether gift giving is inefficient, and if there are better ways to give to others.

Ep. 20: James Stacey Taylor — Should People Be Allowed to Sell Their Organs?

Ep. 20: James Stacey Taylor — Should People Be Allowed to Sell Their Organs?

December 18, 2019

Alex Aragona speaks with James Stacey Taylor as he makes the case for a market for organs.