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.
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Introduction. Jim Dorn and George Selgin on their new books on monetary policy. Jonah Goldberg on the dangers of growing populism and nationalism. Mustafa Akyol on liberty and Islam. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on the government’s abuse of stingrays for surveillance. Robert L. Bradley Jr. on the principles of a classical liberal energy policy.
Introduction. Gene Healy and Christopher Preble discuss the expansion of executive war powers. Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, delivers the first Joseph K. McLaughlin lecture. Johan Norberg on his book Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future. Hon. Phil Gramm on what really happened before the financial crisis. Randal O'Toole on how government growth constraints make housing unaffordable.
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. Johan Norberg discusses the research behind his new book Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future. James Duane on his book You Have the Right to Remain Innocent. Josh Blackman on his book Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power. Leda Cosmides on socialism and human nature. Hon. Clint Bolick on the untapped power of state constitutions.
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.
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".
Introduction. Dan Ikenson and Dan Pearson on the future of trade policy. James Bartholomew on his new book, The Welfare of Nations. Thaya Brook Knight on the upcoming Supreme Court case Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami. Mindy Finn of Democracy Fund Voice discusses new research on what drives populism and nationalism in America. Christopher Preble outlines four common-sense reforms to defense spending.
Introduction. Susan E. Dudley and Peter Van Doren evaluate the Trump regulatory agenda. Benjamin Ginsberg on his new book "What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People." Kevin Ring of FAMM on what changed his mind about the American justice system. Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights on surveillance of communities of color. Arjun Singh Sethi of the Sikh Coalition critiques the FBI's "Shared Responsibility Committees". Paul Pillar on his new book "Why America Misunderstands the World: National Experience and Roots of Misperception."
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. David Boaz and John Samples discuss the results of the 2016 presidential election. Timothy Sandefur on his new book The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do about It. Adam Bates on how the federal government enables police militarization. Charles Murray argues that libertarians should support a Universal Basic Income. Alex Nowrasteh on his report examining the risk posed by foreign-born terrorists.
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.
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?
Introduction. Christopher Preble and Trevor Thrall discuss the Obama Doctrine. Penn Jillette on why he became a libertarian. Neal McCluskey on the problems with the Every Student Succeeds Act. Michael W. Doyle on John Stuart Mill's 1859 essay "A Few Words on Non-intervention". Emma Ashford on the failure of sanctions on Russia.
Introduction. Daniel J. Mitchell and Nicole Kaeding discuss the tax proposals of the 2016 Presidential candidates. Malou Innocent on new book, Perilous Partners. Tim Wilson on why and how land titles matter to indigenous people. Shawn Donnan on the prospects of the TTIP. Bruce Schneier on how metadata allows the government to participate in ubiquitous spying.
Introduction. Thaya Knight and David Burton discuss the fiduciary rule. Steven G. Calabresi discusses Liberty and Originalism in Constitutional Law. Gov. Bill Richardson on the importance of expanding the H-1B visa program. John Garvey on capitalism through the eyes of Pope Francis. Amir A. Nasr on how the internet freed him from Islamist fundamentalism. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) discuss reforming the Federal Reserve’s rescue authority.