Kevin Vallier on Social Trust

Kevin Vallier on Social Trust and Religious Toleration in Classical Liberalism

Vallier is an associate professor of philosophy at Bowling Green State University, where he also directs the Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law program. “In Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, what you’re essentially doing is applying the formal and empirical methods of the social sciences to make advances in value theory,” Vallier explains.

Jonathan Barth Tells the Monetary Story of America

Jonathan Barth Tells the Monetary Story of America

Whereas many historians look at the eighteenth century as the beginning of the American Revolution, Barth inspects the seventeenth century as “it laid the groundwork for the entire American experiment; and it included extremely intense episodes of political conflict.” In other words, the early monetary story of America centers around the political forces that foreshadowed American Independence.

The Politics of War Powers

The Politics of War Powers

Twenty years ago, in response to the 9/11 attacks, Congress signed into law the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). However, as Sarah Burns Associate Professor of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology notes, this authorization is so open-ended that every president since its passing has the ability to carry out any operation without being meaningfully stopped by Congress.

Robert Talisse

How Can We Sustain Our Democracy?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Talisse had limited access to campus resources, including the library and his own office. The Hayek Fund helped Talisse purchase books and secured the resources needed to finish his book.

Adam Smith

Ryan Patrick Hanley on What Adam Smith Can Teach Us

Dr. Ryan Patrick Hanley, Professor of Political Science at Boston College, believes that Smith’s first book, “The Theory of Moral Sentiments” (1759), can inform and ultimately equip us with the moral philosophy needed to counter the illiberal trends that have swept up many, leading to a performative and disingenuous discourse.