CatoAudio puts you right in the middle of the important policy debates going on in Washington. This 60-minute audio magazine features inspiring discussions from well-known intellectuals, pundits, political leaders and Cato scholars. Previous recordings have included Milton Friedman, Hernando de Soto, Anne Applebaum, Alan Greenspan, P. J. O'Rourke, and Steve Forbes. From a libertarian view of limited government, free markets, and civil society, CatoAudio is your window to the ideas of freedom.
"Great If You're a Libertarian"
Introduction. Jeffrey Miron and Megan McArdle discuss America's fiscal imbalance. Tom Wainwright on how drug cartels work and why drug war policies fail. Catherine J. Ross on her book "Lessons in Censorship". David Boaz, Matt Welch, Ramesh Ponnuru, and Conor Friedersdorf debate whether the "Libertarian Moment" was wishful thinking.
Introduction. Timothy Sandefur and Christina Sandefur discuss the current state of property rights in America. Barbara Mancini of Compassion and Choices debates, "What are the rights of the dying?" David E. Bernstein on his new book, "Lawless: The Obama Administration's Unprecedented Assault on the Constitution and the Rule of Law", Benjamin Powell on his new book, "The Economics of Immigration". Charlie Savage on his book, "Power Wars: Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency".
Radley Balko and Jacob Sullum on the DEA's war against pain sufferers; Floyd Abrams on political partisans who support free speech, but only when they agree with it; William Niskanen on the lessons Enron teaches about financial mismanagement; David Boaz on why Congress should defend the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Steven Davies on the explosive growth of the world's wealth; and Anne Applebaum on how totalitarianism came to power in Russia and Germany.
"Actual intelligent discussion of current events"
In this edition: "Instapundit" Glenn Reynolds on the decentralization of information and power; Robert Levy on the dubious legality of warrant-less wiretaps; Andrew Sullivan on the Bush administration's troubling ideology; Jerry Taylor on using technology to prevent an oil crisis; Michael Barone on making American elections more competitive; and featured contributor Stephen Davies on the history of liberty in Eurasia.
This edition of CatoAudio features welcoming remarks by Cato President Edward H. Crane; appreciation of Milton Friedman by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell; presentation of the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty by Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria; and remarks by Hernando de Soto, recipient of the 2004 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty.
This edition of CatoAudio features Jim Powell and David Boaz on the growth of the federal government; Charles Murray on the causes of human excellence; Rep. Barney Frank on liberals' opposition to Internet gambling; The Postal Rate Commission's Shelly Dreifuss on the lack of accountability at the U.S. Postal Service, Roger Pilon on the benefits of drug reimportation; and Ed Crane on the ideological collapse of the Republican party.
Stephen Moore and Stephen Slivinski on Cato's fiscal policy report card on America's governors; Sen. John Sununu on the false allure of protectionism; Warren Farrell on the sacrifices men make for their larger paychecks; Krista Kafer on the growing culture of dependency in higher education; Rep. John Shadegg on legalizing interstate commerce in health insurance; and in this month's featured selection, William Shipman on managing costs and risk in personal retirement accounts.
Introduction. Flemming Rose discusses the consequences of free speech in a democratic society. Jonathan Turley on executive power and the rule of law. George S. Tavlas on "What would Milton Friedman Do Now?" Judge Alex Kozinski on the flimsy science used in trial processes. Matt Ridley on his new book The Evolution of Everything.
Introduction. Julian Sanchez and Patrick Eddington discuss recent developments in surveillance reform. J. Christopher Giancarlo on the importance of capital markets. Roger Pilon on the Magna Carta's impact on the United States. Jim Antle on the push for a more libertarian foreign policy. Michael Tanner on the lessons from Baltimore. Jeff Rowes on removing barriers to telemedicine.
Mark Moller and Ilya Somin on private property and the Constitution; Ed Crane on America's libertarian Constitution; Jonathan Turley on the dangers of mixing religion and politics; Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) on America's economy, the envy of the world; Jerry Taylor on the fallacious economics of "energy independence"; and David Schoenbrod on how the EPA damages the environment and the Constitution.
Introduction. Tim Lynch and Adam Bates discuss systemic police misconduct. John Tierney on rediscovering the greatest human strength. Emma Ashford on the U.S. "strategy" in Syria. Brink Lindsey on reversing the growth slowdown. Naureen Shah on the FBI's illusion of justice. Johan Norberg on his documentary, Power to the People.
Richard Epstein and Mark Moller on Kelo, NSA spying, and the Constitution; Salem Ben Nasser Al Ismaily on economic freedom in the Arab world; Mark Skousen on the political predilections of Benjamin Franklin; Robert Enlow on the economic evidence supporting school vouchers; Joel Miller on what big government is costing ordinary Americans; and in this month's Feature, Stephen Davies on the history of liberty in Eurasia.
Marie Gryphon and Roger Pilon on the affirmative action myth; John Yoo on congressional hypocrisy in the Schiavo controversy; Chris Edwards on the mixed record of the Republican Congress; Chuck Pena on the folly of expanding the army; Dan Griswold on the sweet opportunity for free trade with Central America; and Alvaro Vargas Llosa on reversing five centuries of oppression in Latin America.
This issue of CatoAudio features Randy Barnett and Mark Moller on medical marijuana and federalism; Federal Election Commission chairman Brad Smith on free speech and campaign finance regulation; Walid Phares on the history, agenda, and strategy of Al Qaeda; economist John Merrifield on the benefits of specialization in education; and law professor Jonathan Turley on the disturbing use of military commissions in prosecuting enemy combatants.
This edition of CatoAudio features Ted Galen Carpenter and Chris Preble on America's role in NATO and the United Nations; Bill Emmott, editor in chief of The Economist, on the global role of the United States in the 21st century; Cato senior fellow Doug Bandow on U.S. military presence in South Korea; Marie Gryphon on reforming the nation's special education fiasco; Erik S. Jaffe on race-based preferences in college admissions; and Kenneth W. Starr on the changing role of the Supreme Court.
This edition of CatoAudio features Ted Galen Carpenter and analyst Subodh Atal on states that sponsor terrorism; Gene Healy on civilian policing and a free society; Former Representative Bob Barr on the dangers of military law enforcement; The Wall Street Journal's John Fund on the challenges facing American education; Nobel laureate James M. Buchanan on the impact of F.A. Hayek's economics and philosophy; and Michael Tanner on Cato's "6.2 Percent Solution" for Social Security.
In this edition: Tom Palmer and Robert Levy on a victory for gun rights; Stephen Slivinski on the new budget; Daniel Mitchell on the hidden costs of big government; Alan Oxley on Oxfam's anti-growth agenda; Stefan Halper on "big idea" foreign policy; and Michael Tanner and Dick Armey on the problem with conservatism today.