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"
John Samples and Steve Simpson on Super PACs in 2012. John Fund on the historical backdrop of the tea party movement. Doug Bandow on the problems with European integration. Tad DeHaven on President Obama's 2013 budget. Malou Innocent on the growing consensus against the war in Afghanistan. Tucker Carlson on the good, the bad, and the ugly of politics in 2012.
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.
"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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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 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. 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. 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?