The time and place, Victorian England on the cusp of a new century where the marvels of science will spur the Industrial Revolution to new heights of cultural wonder. And yet amidst this societal upheaval, the dark elements of humankind continue to worm their way through the streets of London and its surrounding countryside. Murder and mayhem remain and thus the work of Sherlock Holmes continues; his powers of deductive reasoning are the crucial bulwark to stem this tide of villainy.
This edition of CatoAudio features Stephen Moore on lessons of the California recall; Bradley A. Smith on campaign finance reform; David Schoenbrod on congressional accountability for federal regulations; Dr. Thomas Szasz on the statist roots of psychiatry; Mario Vargas Llosa on the need for a culture of liberty in Latin America; and Anne Applebaum on the history of the Soviet gulag.
Roger Pilon and William Niskanen on what it means to promote the "general welfare"; Christopher Preble on the UN's contradictory rules about military force; IMF managing director Rodrigo Rato on creating better institutions to spur economic growth; Sen. John Cornyn on how the Kelo decision imperils ordinary citizens; Tom Palmer on using rhetoric to advance globalization; and former federal election commissioner Bradley Smith on the absurdity of campaign finance politics.