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. 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. 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.
"Actual intelligent discussion of current events"
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Tim Lynch and Steve Silverman on jury nullification. James Tooley on his book The Beautiful Tree. Clark Neily on the epidemic of judicial abdication. Daniel Drezner on why military primacy doesn’t pay. Jonathan Rauch on countering attacks on free thought. Sen. Ron Wyden on reforming the NSA.
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.
Alex Nowrasteh and 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. Jason Bedrick on the real cost of public education. Charles Murray on the state of white America.
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.
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?
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.
Introduction. Alex Nowrasteh and Edward Alden on immigration reform. Václav 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.
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.
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.