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 Casey Lartigue and Clint Bolick discussing school vouchers; Christopher Preble on the future of the military after the Iraq victory; Tom Palmer on liberty after September 11; Gene Healy on ending the District of Columbia's gun ban; Floyd Flake on educational freedom in urban America; and John McWhorter on "Double Consciousness in Black America".
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.
This edition of CatoAudio features Dan Griswold and Johan Norberg on globalization and its critics; Charlotte Twight on the growth of federal power; Thomas Fleming on World War I and the illusion of victory; Fred Smith on Enron and the economic frontier; Christopher Preble on the dangers of an American empire; and David Boaz on libertarianism versus big government.
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.
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.
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 issue of CatoAudio features David Boaz and John Samples on the results of the 2004 election; Steven Pearlstein on the difference between American and European capitalism; Ted Galen Carpenter on the merits of a restrained foreign policy; Bob Barr on the misguided crusade for a national ID card; Greg Mankiw, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, on the rebounding economy; Dan Griswold on the relationship between liberty and religious faith.
In this edition: Daniel Griswold and Peter Van Doren on the upcoming farm bill; John Mueller on our overblown fears of terrorism; Thomas Ricks on failures of leadership in Iraq; Robert Levy on how libertarians differ from conservatives on the Constitution; Thomas Firey on the phenomenon of Obama-mania; and Robert Amsterdam on anti-market and anti-democratic policies in Russia.
Introduction. David Boaz and John Samples discuss the results of the 2016 presidential election. Timothy Sandefur on his new book The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do about It. Adam Bates on how the federal government enables police militarization. Charles Murray argues that libertarians should support a Universal Basic Income. Alex Nowrasteh on his report examining the risk posed by foreign-born terrorists.
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. John Samples and David Keating provide a brief history of campaign finance reform. Clark Neily on civil asset forfeiture abuse. Andrew Grossman on "Fisher v. University of Texas" and the future of affirmative action. Jim Harper on why we should not have a national ID as sought by the REAL ID Act. Terence Kealey on why government should not fund science.
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. Brink Lindsey and Michael Tanner on economic inequality. William Ruger on Freedom in the 50 States. Michael Tanner and William Voegli on the effects of welfare reform over the past 20 years. Michael Clemens on whether immigrants pose a threat to American institutions.
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. Emma Ashford and Tom Clougherty discuss the implications and consequences of Brexit.Nadine Strossen on the dangers of self-censorship.Flemming Rose argues that merely utilitarian defenses of free speech are not enough. William Ruger on the Founders' vision of a restrained foreign policy. Hon. William H. Pryor on America's legal tradition of protecting religious liberty. Hon. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) on Dodd-Frank and Operation Chokepoint.
Introduction. Trevor Thrall and Benjamin Friedman discuss the case for restraint in U.S. foreign policy. Steve Forbes on why we need more patient-centered health care. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) on the growth of executive power. Thaya Brook Knight on the implications of the JOBS Act of 2012 on small businesses. Michael Mandelbaum on his book Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post–Cold War Era.
Introduction. Ian Vasquez and Pedro Mario Burelli discuss Venezuela's decline. Randy Barnett on his new book "Our Republican Constitution." Andrew Bacevich on his new book "America's War for the Greater Middle East." Jerry Brito on the state of cryptocurrency. Randy Bateman on the dawn of the robotics revolution: will a robot take your job?
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.