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September 12, 2022 • American Institute for Economic Research

The Venture Capitalist Approach to Being an Academic

Traditional capitalist investors seek steady returns on investments with little risk of failure. Venture capitalists, however, invest in an array of risky but potentially high-return projects. Similarly, traditional academics seek […]



June 15, 2022 • Divided We Fall

The Impact of Voter Turnout on Polarization

Will Increasing Turnout So Everyone Votes Reduce Polarization and Extreme Partisanship? Will Increasing Turnout So Everyone Votes Reduce Polarization and Extreme Partisanship? By Michael Neblo, Jason Brennan, and Whitney Quesenbery. Engaging Constituents is […]


May 2, 2022 • E-International Relations

Interview with E-International Relations

Where do you see the most exciting research/debates happening in your field? Let’s talk specifically about democratic theory. Over on the normative side, that is, the side that is trying […]



February 16, 2022 • National Review

How Georgetown Is Stifling Speech on Campus

The university is implementing the academic analog of a SLAPP suit against Ilya Shapiro. How do you stifle unpopular speech at a place like Georgetown University whose policy states that […]


February 1, 2022 • Reason Magazine

Against Champagne Socialists

Why Bernie Sanders, Hasan Piker, and Elizabeth Warren should open their wallets before they open their mouths By Jason Brennan and Christopher Freiman It’s been a bad year in public […]

January 25, 2022 • American Institute for Economic Research

“What the Hell is Inflation Anyway?”

For most of the history of the term, inflation did not mean rising prices but rather rising prices were one of the consequences of inflation.

January 19, 2022 • 1517 Fund

Subversion with 1517

Jason Brennan on When You Can Violently Resist the Government


July 20, 2021 • Plasma is Life Podcast

Plasma is life

Peter Jaworski talks about his interest in the plasma industry and the ethics of plasma donor compensation.

December 5, 2020 • New York Daily News

Affirmative action, fairness, and America’s future

On Election Day, California voters decisively rejected Proposition 16, which would have repealed California’s constitutional ban on discrimination. This result has, understandably, been overshadowed by the presidential race. But it […]

October 1, 2020 • Reason Magazine

More Countries Should Pay Plasma Donors

Life-saving plasma therapies are essential for many patients, but every year we flirt with a shortage.

September 6, 2020 • Newsday

How to best guard against cancel culture

We are becoming less tolerant of differing opinions, less inclined to judge them with open minds or at least charity.