When government "gets out of the way, we're going to see again, the creativity of the American people," says the 80-year-old optimist.
Podcast: The Reason Interview With Nick Gillespie
Want to know what comes next in politics, culture, and libertarian ideas? Reason’s Nick Gillespie hosts relentlessly interesting interviews with the activists, artists, authors, entrepreneurs, newsmakers, and politicians who are defining the 21st century.
The Reign of Terror author on fighting surveillance and interventionism done in the name of stopping jihad.
"You don’t get to lose a war and expect the result to look like you won it," says the author of Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy.
The findings of the newest IPCC report on the future of the planet—called a "code red" for humanity—have been wildly distorted.
The Enough Already: Time To End the War on Terror author on fixing foreign policy in the Joe Biden era.
Forget Robin DiAngelo and White Fragility. Theory of Enchantment uses popular culture to make workplaces more inclusive and welcoming.
The popular podcaster and comedian on the future of the Libertarian Party, his vaccine hesitancy, and fighting the culture war
Why postwar culture from Jack Kerouac to Andy Warhol to James Baldwin to Susan Sontag to Yoko Ono battled boundaries hemming them in.
Demonstrators are making themselves heard via Facebook, Signal, and other platforms. Is that enough to overthrow an authoritarian regime?
The Irreversible Damage author talks about getting deplatformed from Target and her support for gender-reassignment interventions.
The cryptocurrency pioneer explains why governments can't stop bitcoin 'despite all their guns and weapons.'
The former Michigan congressman says "horrible messaging" is a sign of insecurity.
The Extra Life author on past scientific breakthroughs, COVID-19 vaccines, and renewing trust and confidence in public health agencies.
A third-generation Marxist critiques the contemporary left and discusses what progressives and libertarians might have in common.
Scott Winship: Don't Believe Horror Stories About Fertility Rates, Income Inequality, and Economic Mobility
Americans have a reputation for being cockeyed optimists, but we're suckers when it comes to "declension narratives" about the fallen state of our world.
A member of the board (and a Cato Institute vice president) defends the controversial decision to kick the former president off the social media platform.
The Columbia linguist discusses his new book Nine Nasty Words and dismisses the ideological excesses of the 'anti-racism' movement.
How Axl Rose reflected a country desperate but unwilling to move on from a worn-out postwar consensus on national identity, gender roles, and global hegemony.
"At some point, a regulation or a law with the absolute best of intentions will be wielded by people who may not have the absolute best of intentions."
From "power poses" to the self-esteem movement to implicit bias tests, Americans are suckers for bad ideas from psychologists.
The culinary innovator behind Slapfish on what it's been like to run a business with government at all levels arbitrarily flipping the on-off switch.
Technological breakthroughs mean we'll never again have to suffer with disasters like the novel coronavirus—if politicians will get out of the way.
The Singapore-born journalist and free-speech activist says identity politics are destroying the media, higher ed, and Hollywood.
Joe Biden's spending bill is a Democratic Party wish list masquerading as a public health measure.
A new documentary and forthcoming biography pay tribute to the economist's intellectual fearlessness and commitment to empirical research.
The Atlantic writer says that illiberalism and the urge to shut down debate need to be confronted across the political spectrum.
The 33-year-old successor to Justin Amash's House seat says his party has abandoned limited government, economic freedom, and individualism.
The anthropologist and brand consultant explains why we need fewer blanket accusations of racism and more mutual respect and compassion.
The silver lining to disastrous education lockdowns? A massive increase in support for all sorts of student-centered reforms.
Black families need control of their children's K-12 education, says the Minnesota activist. The past year's lockdowns might just make that happen.
Techdirt's founder wants to give end users, not politicians and tech giants, more control over what we can say and see online.
The rock legend fought for free speech and self-expression in ways that appealed to dissidents in America and communist countries alike.
A 71-year-old therapist comes out of the "chemical closet" to promote MDMA as a means of self-discovery
The story of why pain relievers took root in Appalachia begins decades before the introduction of OxyContin.
A new book, Wretched Refuse?, documents that newcomers not only increase economic activity but often revitalize faith in free market, limited-government institutions.
The escaped slave called the Constitution "a glorious liberty document" that justified extending equality to blacks and women.
The outgoing FCC chairman discusses 'light-touch' regulation and the future of free speech on the internet.
There’s no journalist more relentlessly iconoclastic than Greenwald, who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the Snowden revelations.
The former Reason editor discusses her new book, The Fabric of Civilization, and why she's optimistic about the future.