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"
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.
"Actual intelligent discussion of current events"
Introduction. David Boaz and John Maniscalco on what to expect from the new Congress. Flemming Rose in conversation with Jonathan Rauch on The Tyranny of Silence. Gene Healy on the permanent national security state. Kevin Dowd on why bitcoin will bite the dust. Damon Root on the war for Supreme Court control. Steven Pinker on the persistence of pessimism.
Introduction. Julian Sanchez and Patrick Eddington on NSA surveillance. James Buckley on reviving federalism. Eric O’Keefe on political speech raids. Brian Aitken on The Blue Tent Sky. James Grant on The Forgotten Depression.
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.
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.
This edition of CatoAudio features Ian Vasquez and James Gwartney on the state of global economic liberty; the Washington Legal Foundation's David Price on the FDA's cruel treatment of the terminally ill; Adam Thierer on the relentless expansion of choice and diversity in today's media marketplace; P.J. O'Rourke on the follies of nation building; David Boaz on heroes of liberty great and small; and more.
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 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.
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. 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 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. Ilya Shapiro and Trevor Burrus on the SCOTUS Oct 2013-2014 term. Richard Kovacevich on the damage from Dodd-Frank. Randy Barnett on social justice and legal moralism. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) on the Fourth Amendment and digital privacy. Sidney Powell on her book, Licensed to Lie. Brian Doherty on the fall and rise of libertarianism.
Introduction. Michael Cannon and Trevor Burrus on Obamacare's return to the Supreme Court. Adam Smith on Bootleggers & Baptists. Randal O'Toole on the implications of driverless cars. Christopher Preble on A Dangerous World? Neal McCluskey on the changing ivory tower. Hon. Diane Sykes on the limits of judicial minimalism.
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.