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Microsoft and Antitrust (MP3 download)

This panel discussion with Hal Berenson, Tom Bowden and Yaron Brook was delivered at the 2014 Objectivist Summer Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
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Panel Discussion on Obamacare Decision (MP3 Download)

In 2012 the Supreme Court surprised most observers by upholding Obamacare’s individual mandate, not as a regulation of commerce, but as a tax. Is Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the decision, a traitor to the Constitution or a clever conservative strategist? Panelists, which include Yaron Brook of ARI, surgeon Dr. Peter LePort, Richard E. Ralston of ARI and...See More
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Panel Discussion on Strategic Constitutional Litigation (MP3 download)

Attorneys from the Institute for Justice discuss the purpose and methods of public interest law, its limits and its relationship to wider efforts at changing the culture, using several case examples from the areas of campaign finance (free speech), eminent domain (property rights) and economic liberties.
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Panel titled "Objectivist Lawyers on Law Today" (2015) (MP3 download)

This panel was recorded at the 2015 Objectivist Summer Conference in Charlotte, NC.
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Panel: Celebrating Two New Works of Scholarship (MP3 download)

This panel event celebrates and discusses two new scholarly works related to Objectivism: Tara Smith’s Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System and the multi-author volume A Companion to Ayn Rand, edited by Allan Gotthelf and Gregory Salmieri. The program will begin with Robert Mayhew interviewing Smith and Salmieri about their respective books. Then other...See More
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Plato's Laws (MP3 download)

The Laws describes Plato's conception of the second best political community (in contrast to the ideal presented in the Republic). This course closely examines this neglected dialogue. The main concerns of the Laws are Platonic political philosophy and religion - and the connection between the two. Dr. Mayhew pays special attention to Book 10, which contains Plato's...See More
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Property Rights - and Wrongs (MP3 download)

What happens when the moral principle of property rights is ignored or forgotten? You get oil-funded dictatorships across the globe, onerous impediments to land use in America and state-sponsored theft of private homes through eminent domain. As Ayn Rand warned, "without property rights, no other rights are possible." This course explores current events in the...See More
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Structure of the American Constitution (MP3 download)

This course examines the two separations of powers in the United States Constitution: the division of the government into its three branches, and the division of powers between the states and the federal government. It contains a detailed discussion of the most fundamental provisions of the Constitution, a summary of the history of its writing and ratification, and...See More
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Term Limits for Patents and Copyrights (MP3 download)

Patents and copyrights are property rights. Thus, they share similar characteristics to other property rights—securing rights to acquire, use and dispose of the material values—but they also have unique characteristics. One of these is that patents and copyrights are time-limited. This talk explains why these time limits are valid given the unique nature of the...See More
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Terrorism and the Morality of Self-Defense (MP3 download)

Mr. Schwartz defines the two basic approaches in dealing with a problem like terrorism: the pragmatic method and the principled method.
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The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 2) [PDF]

“Cutting Down the FTC”: the FTC’s attempt to ban TV commercials aimed at children. The government as parent? “Legal Trends”: government expropriation of private land; a suit claiming that technology is not in the “public interest”; a surprising antitrust ruling. Publication date: October 15, 1979
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The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 4) [PDF]

“Lawyers as Public Servants”: a proposal to make “pro bono” work a legal requirement for all lawyers. “An Energy Story the Press Hasn’t Told”: why the news media always depict Mobil Oil as a villain and Ralph Nader as a hero. Publication date: November 15, 1979
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