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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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Introduction. Ilya Shapiro and Trevor Burrus on the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case. David Boaz on ten ways to talk about freedom. Timothy Sandefur on The Conscience of the Constitution. Mark Calabria on the return to financial repression. P. J. O'Rourke on The Baby Boom.
Introduction. Michael Tanner and Jagadeesh Gokhale on entitlement spending and the War on Poverty. Richard A. Epstein on the debate over judicial restraint. Angus Deaton on his new book, The Great Escape. Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst on preschool education. Jim Harper on the artificiality of suspicion. John H. Cochrane on an alternative to Obamacare.
This edition of CatoAudio features Ed Crane on the State of the Union address; Catherine Crier on reforming the legal system; Roger Pilon on the Constitution and property rights; Tom Miller on Medicare; David Fleming on secession and city government; and Ted Galen Carpenter on dealing with North Korea.
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 Stephen Moore and Alan Reynolds on President Bush's tax cut; Pat Toomey on Social Security and Election 2002; Bob Levy on "Total Information Awareness"; the FCC's Kathleen Abernathy on the future of American radio spectrum policy; P. J. O'Rourke on H. L. Mencken; and Jerry Taylor on the environmental agenda for the 108th Congress.
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.
Introduction. Tim Lynch and Steve Silverman on jury nullification. James Tooley on his book The Beautiful Tree. Clark Neily on the epidemic of judicial abdication. Daniel Drezner on why military primacy doesn’t pay. Jonathan Rauch on countering attacks on free thought. Sen. Ron Wyden on reforming the NSA.
Introduction. Walter Olson and David Lampo discuss the politics and policy of same sex marriage. Jerry Brito on the ever-expanding copyright system. David Brunori on one of the greatest impediments to economic growth. Richard H. Sander on our 40-year experiment with affirmative action. Michael F. Cannon on why Obamacare is still vulnerable. Roger Pilon on the importance of judicial protection of 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.
Introduction. David Boaz and Daniel McCarthy on the state of libertarian ideas in the New Year. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) on NSA surveillance. Richard S. Lindzen on whether science is progressing. Khaliah Barnes on mission creep at the TSA. Paul Pillar on the supposed threats of sub-state actors. Charles I. Plosser on a century of central banking.
This edition of CatoAudio features Ed Crane and Doug Bandow on Ronald Reagan's legacy; Todd Zywicki of the Federal Trade Commission on marketing food to children; Education Secretary Rod Paige on the sorry state of America's public schools; author John McWorter on the declining ideology of black victimhood; former New Zealand finance minister Ruth Richardson on promotion of economic freedom; Democratic Leadership Council president Bruce Reed on Oliver North's "covert" Head Start program; and more.
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.
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.
Introduction. Gene Healy and Christopher Preble on Presidential War Powers and the conflict in Syria. David Goldhill on his new book Catastrophic Care. Gail Heriot on Fisher v. University of Texas. Jesse Walker on paranoia in American politics. Josh Blackman on the constitutional challenge to Obamacare. Frank Dikötter on his new book, The Tragedy of Liberation.