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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.
"Great If You're a Libertarian"
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.
"Actual intelligent discussion of current events"
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. Christopher Preble and Michael Cannon on the real Veterans Affairs scandal. Francis Fukuyama on "The End of History?" Ralph Nader on his new book, Unstoppable. Barry R. Posen on military restraint. George J. Borjas on economics and immigration. Steve Forbes on his new book, Money.
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.
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. 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. Julian Sanchez and Dan Froomkin on recent NSA abuses and avenues of reform. Peter Schuck on Why Government Fails So Often. Michael Malice on his “autobiography” of Kim Jong Il. Sigrid Fry-Revere on Iran’s kidney market. Benjamin Friedman on the military intervention in Libya. Betty Medsger on J. Edgar Hoover’s secret FBI.
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.
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 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.
Introduction. Louise Bennetts and Mark Calabria discuss the Dodd-Frank Act four years after implementation. Leszek Balcerowicz on Poland’s radical transformation. Roger Pilon on Bruno Leoni at 101. Kevin Gates on getting mugged by the state. Tom W. Bell on a new libertarian view of copyright. William Easterly on The Tyranny of Experts.
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 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.
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.
Introduction. Ilya Shapiro and Trevor Burrus on the SCOTUS Oct 2012-2013 term. Mary Anastasia O’Grady on America’s drug war. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) on his NSA amendment. Lewis E. Lehrman on his new book, Money, Gold, and History. Radley Balko on the militarization of America’s police forces. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) on Dodd-Frank’s sweeping new powers.