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This edition of CatoAudio features Ted Galen Carpenter and analyst Subodh Atal on states that sponsor terrorism; Gene Healy on civilian policing and a free society; Former Representative Bob Barr on the dangers of military law enforcement; The Wall Street Journal's John Fund on the challenges facing American education; Nobel laureate James M. Buchanan on the impact of F.A. Hayek's economics and philosophy; and Michael Tanner on Cato's "6.2 Percent Solution" for Social Security.
This edition of CatoAudio features Susan Chamberlin on the politics of Social Security reform; Gene Healy on the criminalization of almost everything; The Washington Post's Sebastian Mallaby on the World Bank and policy prescriptions for economic development; Congressman Cal Dooley on the merits of free trade and the looming political obstacles; Christopher Hitchens on New York City's draconian smoking ban; and more.