Tag: government

Mayor’s corruption scandal further fuels Baltimore’s cynicism about politics

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: It was a striking scene, federal agents raiding Mayor Catherine Pugh’s home yesterday, carrying out boxes of financial records and documents tied to a growing political scandal. The FBI and IRS searched at least six Baltimore addresses linked to the mayor, including City Hall. It’s the first federal involvement in this growing investigation of Pugh. The allegation against...

Episode 129: Hume and the Politics of Enlightenment (with Thomas W. Merrill)

Aaron Powell: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Aaron Powell. Matthew Feeney: And I’m Matthew Feeney. Aaron Powell: Joining us today is Thomas Merrill. He’s associate Professor of Government and Associate Director of the Political Theory Institute at American University. He’s also authored the new book, Hume and the Politics of Enlightenment from Cambridge University...

Episode 154: Insights from a Theory of Entangled Political Economy (with Richard E. Wagner)

Trevor Burrus: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Ross Powell: And I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: Joining us today is Richard E. Wagner, the Hobart L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University. His new book is Politics as a Peculiar Business: Insight from a Theory of Entangled Political Economy. Welcome...