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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"
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.
"Actual intelligent discussion of current events"
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 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 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. 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.
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.
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 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.
Ilya Shapiro and Michael Tanner discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act. Tom G. Palmer on why you’re probably a libertarian. Neal McCluskey on the invisible enemy of Title IX. Randal O’Toole on the death of affordable housing. Diederik Vandewalle on the state of Libya one year later. John Hospers on his friendship with Ayn Rand.
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.
In this edition: Indur Goklany and Pat Michaels on global warming; John Fund on how the Republicans betrayed their principles and lost the election; Alvaro Vargas Llosa on the barriers to entrepreneurs in Latin America; John Hulsman on how a realist foreign policy should address Iran; Michael Cannon on the facts and the fictions about health saving accounts; and Robert J. Barro on the life of Milton Friedman.
Alex Nowrasteh Edward Alden on immigration reform. Vaclav Klaus on the continuing European crisis. John Stossel on the magnitude of the welfare state. Jared Cohen on technology in Mexico’s war on drugs. Jason Bedrick on the real cost of public education. Charles Murray on the state of white America.
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.
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.