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Edward Snowden’s leaks of National Security Agency (NSA) methods has sparked a national debate about the legality of such... see more

Why does your iPhone cost $200.00? Why is the price of gas so volatile? What gives Uber the right to enact “surge... see more

Looking for engaging content for your political philosophy course? The Institute for Humane Studies has curated this... see more

Have you ever wondered if Free Speech has its limits? Well, this is the place for you. You’ve got freedom of speech, but... see more

Join Professor Laura Kipnis of Northwestern University in this short online course as she provides her take on many... see more

Join professors Chris Coyne and Abby Hall-Blanco in this short online course as they explore the world of foreign policy.... see more

Have you ever been concerned with income inequality? If so, this is the place for you. This short online course... see more

You hear the words “Socialism” and “Capitalism” thrown around a lot, but what do they really mean? And what are the pros... see more

This course is an introduction to economics for non-majors and political economy, with an emphasis on the moral and... see more

Big crises raise big questions. And in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, economists are asking billion-dollar... see more

What exactly is Bitcoin? And why is it important? In this short online course featuring Dr. William Luther of Kenyon... see more

Looking for engaging content for your economics courses? The Institute for Humane Studies has curated this collection of... see more

Philosophers across many different ideologies argue that equality is an important human ideal. But what type of equality... see more

Between 1840 and 1860, fur trappers used to say there was no law west of Leavenworth, Kansas. So how did more than... see more

Presumably you've already made plans for surviving a zombie apocalypse, but have you thought through the important... see more

The story of John Horse and the Black Seminoles has been largely untold, but according to Professor Amy Sturgis of Signum... see more

Where do rights come from? In this lecture, Dr. Bill Glod of the Institute for Humane Studies explains the two approaches... see more

Robert Nozick was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, but according to Professor Chris... see more

Is private property just? In this lecture, Professor Chris Feiman of the College of William and Mary presents some of the... see more

In this lecture, Professor Aeon Skoble of Bridgewater State University discusses the relationship between moral equality... see more

What is "classical liberalism?" Is it a specific set of beliefs, a philosophy, an economic theory, or something else? In... see more

Economics is built on the premise that humans act rationally, but everyone behaves irrationally some of the time. Is it... see more

In 1838, poet, essayist, and lecturer Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote a letter to President Martin Van Buren protesting the... see more

According to Professor Amy Sturgis of Lenoir-Rhyne University, the Trail of Tears shouldn’t have happened. In this video,... see more