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In this Kosmos podcast, Jeanne Hoffman interviews Professor Nick Buccola about his upcoming book, "The Political Thought of Frederick Dogulass: In Pursuit of American Liberty." Professor Buccola has written an excellent account of the political philosophy of Frederick Douglass, arguing that Douglass was fundamentally shaped by classical liberal ideas of natural human rights.

Direct download: Buccola_Douglass.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55pm EST

In this Kosmos podcast, Professor Benjamin Barton of the University of Tennessee College of Law expands on his article Harry Potter and the Half-Crazed Bureaucracy to discuss themes of liberty in the Harry Potter series. Professor Barton sees lots of relevant ideas to public choice theory in the Harry Potter series, and believes the popularity of the series could be beneficial for liberty.

Direct download: Barton_HarryPotter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm EST

In this Kosmos Online podcast, Dr. Jason King of Saint Vincent College talks about a course he teaches, titled "God, Work and Money".

Direct download: King_GodWorkMoney.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

In this Kosmos podcast, I speak with Professor Jeremy Horpedahl about prescription drug prices. He elaborates on his research regarding the historical prices of prescription drugs, the effect patents have on prices, and provides some forecasting on what this means for the future of health care costs.

Direct download: Horpedahl_HealthCare.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

In this Kosmos Podcast, Dr. Ben Powell, associate professor of economics at Suffolk University and Senior Economist at the Beacon Hill Institute, shares some lessons learned from his first semester teaching a course on Libertarianism. You can find the syllabus ot the course in our Syllabus Bank.

Direct download: Powell_Libertarianism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

In this Kosmos podcast, I'm joined by Humane Studies Fellowship winner and PhD/JD Candidate at the University of Alabama, AK Shauku. AK is currently doing research on payday loans and the ongoing litigation surrounding the health care reforms.

Direct download: Shauku_Research.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm EST