What it's about
The Curious Task is a podcast by the Institute for Liberal Studies exploring economics, politics, philosophy, and more from a classical liberal perspective.
The name comes from FA Hayek (one of our favourite economists) who wrote that “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.”
Each episode will feature a conversation between host Alex Aragona and a rotating cast of guests as they dive into philosophy, politics, economics, and the application of classical liberal ideas to contemporary issues.
Ep. 65: Eric Merkley — Why Don't We Trust The Experts?
October 28, 2020 at 6:00 am
Alex Aragona speaks with Eric Merkley as he explores the reasons why the public often mistrusts experts.
Ep. 64: Bart Wilson — Is The Idea of Property Universal?
October 21, 2020 at 6:00 am
Alex Aragona speaks with Bart Wilson as he explores the natural tendencies of humans in relation to their views and attitudes on property.
Ep. 63: Michael Strong — Can Entrepreneurship Solve The World's Problems?
October 14, 2020 at 6:00 am
Alex Aragona speaks with Michael Strong as he explores how entrepreneurship improves the lives of people all over the world.
Ep. 62: Cara Zwibel — Can We Maintain Civil Liberties During a Pandemic?
October 7, 2020 at 6:00 am
Alex Aragona speaks with Cara Zwibel as she offers her thoughts on whether we can maintain our civil liberties during an emergency like a pandemic, and how we can do so.
Ep.61: Bryan Caplan — What's a University Degree Worth?
September 30, 2020 at 6:00 am
Alex Aragona speaks with Bryan Caplan about the value of a formal education, and compares the alleged benefits against the reality.