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 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.
"Actual intelligent discussion of current events"
Introduction. Christopher Preble and Daniel Mitchell on the effects of sequestration on military spending. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on where to cut federal spending. Walter McDougall on the origin of American exceptionalism. Timothy Sandefur on his ongoing legal challenge to Obamacare. Brink Lindsey on the libertarian logic of economic growth. Clint Bolick on fixing our broken immigration system.
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. Mark Calabria and Louise Bennetts discuss the implications of Dodd-Frank. David Boaz on the three key ideas of classical liberalism. Bradley A. Smith on campaign finance after Citizens United. Justin Logan on the U.S. “pivot” toward Asia. Neal McCluskey on social cohesion within education. Craig Whitney and Alan Gura on Living with Guns.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Malou Innocent and Julian Sanchez on drones, security, and privacy. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on the movement inspired by his father. James Bacchus on the value of cross-border investment. Michael Tanner on reevaluating the American welfare state. Elizabeth Price Foley on the Tea Party and her own intellectual evolution. Gov. Chris Christie on applying state lessons to the nation at large.
Christopher Preble, Benjamin Friedman, and Russell Rumbaugh on military spending under Bush/Obama. Daron Acemoglu on Why Nations Fail. Sallie James on getting rid of the Ex-Im Bank. Alex Nowrasteh on the potential for an immigration tariff. Clayton E. Cramer on the origins of “Stand Your Ground” laws. Randy Barnett on why ObamaCare is unconstitutional.
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.
Trevor Burrus and Clark Neily on the Supreme Court Hearings on the Affordable Care Act. Steve Forbes on the nature of money. Dale Carpenter on Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas. Joshua Rovner on the prospects for success against Iran. Adam Thierer on the issues raised by Internet tax policy.
Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren discuss Obama’s supposed war on conventional energy. David Stockman on why the GOP has to go. Matt Kibbe on his new book Hostile Takeover. Gene Healy on the cult of the Obama presidency. Richard Tren on Rachel Carson’s poetic vilification of DDT. David Boaz on the libertarian legacy.
In this edition: Ian Vasquez and James Dorn on the state of economic freedom in the world; Stephen Slivinski on the GOP and supersized government; Roger Pilon on the Constitution and property rights; Cal Dooley on the federal government's misguided farm policy; Arnold Kling on why health care costs so much; and Robert Pape on the motivations behind suicide terrorism.
Trevor Burrus and Jim Harper discuss civil liberties at SCOTUS. Randy Barnett on what the Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling means. Ginger McCall on airport body-scanning. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) on the surveillance iceberg. Steve Landsburg on the greatest story ever told.