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.
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This edition of CatoAudio features Charles Pena and Doug Bandow on how the United States could exit from the Mideast; Tyler Cowen on globalization and cultural diversity; Randall Holcombe on our "undemocratic" constitution; Mike Tanner on the lessons of welfare reform; Steve Entin on President Bush's tax cut proposal; and Robert Levy on how states use courts to attack unpopular industries.
Introduction. Jim Dorn and George Selgin on their new books on monetary policy. Jonah Goldberg on the dangers of growing populism and nationalism. Mustafa Akyol on liberty and Islam. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on the government’s abuse of stingrays for surveillance. Robert L. Bradley Jr. on the principles of a classical liberal energy policy.
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.
Deroy Murdock and Stephen Slivinski on government failure at all levels during Hurricane Katrina; Dan Griswold on the danger U.S. immigration policy poses to both immigrants and citizens; Michael Cannon on using the welfare reform model to fix Medicaid; Erik Gartzke on why economic freedom breeds peace; Dr. Richard Payne on how poor patients suffer in the war on prescription pain relievers; and Roger Pilon on the moral foundation of constitutional rights and powers.
Introduction. Gene Healy and Christopher Preble discuss the expansion of executive war powers. Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, delivers the first Joseph K. McLaughlin lecture. Johan Norberg on his book Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future. Hon. Phil Gramm on what really happened before the financial crisis. Randal O'Toole on how government growth constraints make housing unaffordable.
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. Johan Norberg discusses the research behind his new book Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future. James Duane on his book You Have the Right to Remain Innocent. Josh Blackman on his book Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power. Leda Cosmides on socialism and human nature. Hon. Clint Bolick on the untapped power of state constitutions.
Introduction. Walter Olson and Trevor Burrus on the Supreme Court's 2015-2016 terms. Tom Palmer on "Freedom in an Historical Perspective". Susan Herman of the ACLU on protecting free speech at the RNC. Ambassador Michael Froman on why free traders should support the TPP. Rob McDonald on his new book Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson's Image in His Own Time.
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".
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.
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.
This month's feature: MSNBC's Tucker Carlson on the decline and fall of the Republican Party. Also, Tom Palmer on his recent visit to Iraq; Chris Edwards on waste and fraud in federal spending; Sen. Jim DeMint on improving Americans' health through private choice; economist correspondent Robert Guest on international trade barriers as a form of corruption; and Kenneth Langone on Eliot Spitzer's abuse of government power.
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.
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.
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.
Introduction. Dan Ikenson and Dan Pearson on the future of trade policy. James Bartholomew on his new book, The Welfare of Nations. Thaya Brook Knight on the upcoming Supreme Court case Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami. Mindy Finn of Democracy Fund Voice discusses new research on what drives populism and nationalism in America. Christopher Preble outlines four common-sense reforms to defense spending.
Introduction. Susan E. Dudley and Peter Van Doren evaluate the Trump regulatory agenda. Benjamin Ginsberg on his new book "What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People." Kevin Ring of FAMM on what changed his mind about the American justice system. Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights on surveillance of communities of color. Arjun Singh Sethi of the Sikh Coalition critiques the FBI's "Shared Responsibility Committees". Paul Pillar on his new book "Why America Misunderstands the World: National Experience and Roots of Misperception."