The CATO Institute Daily Podcast
Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell08/26/15
Can the federal government's agencies pick and choose which religious groups are burdened by Obamacare? Josh Blackman, one of the authors of a Cato Institute brief in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell, says no.
The Work versus Welfare Tradeoff: Europe
How do European governments stack up when it comes to promoting work over welfare? Charles Hughes and Michael D. Tanner take a look in their new Cato paper, "The Work versus Welfare Trade-Off: Europe."
An Existential Threat to Bitcoin?
The possible transition to a new form of software for Bitcoin has been cast as an existential threat, though it's not clear that it is. Jim Harper comments.
Trump's Zero-Sum Talk on Trade
Donald Trump's talk on trade pits Americans against foreign trading partners. Dan Ikenson says Trump's rhetoric seriously misrepresents the benefits trade delivers to the parties involved.
The Fed Tries to Stop Cannabis Credit Union
The Federal Reserve is working to prevent the Fourth Corner Credit Union from providing cannabis entrepreneurs in Colorado with basic banking services. George Selgin comments. The Federal Reserve’s War on Drugs
Regulation Drives Medical Tourism
Massive savings can come to those who shop around for medical care, but the government stymies consumers who might want to reap those rewards. Michael Cannon explains.
The Human Freedom Index
Human freedom encompasses far more than economic matters. Ian Vasquez discuess the new Human Freedom Index.
Candidate Clinton's Big-Spending Higher Ed Plans
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wants to spend another $350 billion on higher education over ten years. Neal McCluskey says the plan would effectively subsidize students with higher earning potential.
War Is the Health of the State
The Founding Era was a violent one, and yet the Framers of the Constitution took great pains to constrain the government's war power. Christopher A. Preble discusses modern rejoinders to the fear of an executive branch empowered to make war.
The Dangers of Campus Speech Police
The new speech police on college campuses aren't helping students become resilient people. Greg Lukianoff comments.
Subprime Lending Makes a Comeback
Subprime lending was a key component of the financial crisis. Now that the dust has settled, it's back in a big way. Mark Calabria comments.
SEC Takes a Stab at CEO Pay
The SEC's new rule compelling public companies to report ratios of CEO pay to other workers may provide a toehold for further regulation of corporate compensation. Thaya Knight comments.
Money without Coherence
What's the road back to a rational monetary system? Judy Shelton offers her concerns and ideas for orderly money.
A Year (and Counting) of Unauthorized War
The fight against ISIS began a year ago, but Congress has yet to take a vote on the war. That's despite thousands of airstrikes and thousands of U.S. soldiers on the ground. U.S. Senator Tim Kaine says it's past time for Congress to assert itself on...
The Free Brazil Movement
Scandal at high levels in Brazil's government may give rise to big political and policy changes. Fabio Ostermann and Kim Kataguiri are leaders of the Free Brazil Movement.
The EPA's New Kind of Power Grab
The EPA's ability to compel states to do its bidding may not rely on having certain regulatory rules upheld in court. So says Andrew Grossman.
Adding Insult to Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse
The seizure of Rhonda Cox's truck at the hands of Arizona cops was just the beginning of her education in civil asset forfeiture. Attorney J Cabou discusses her case.
The Power of Willpower
Willpower may well be the greatest human strength. New York Times columnist John Tierney discusses how willpower can be used and abused.
Police Body Cameras and the Death of Samuel DuBose
The truth about the death of Samuel DuBose at the hands of Ray Tensing in Cincinnati might never have come to light if not for Tensing's own body camera. Matthew Feeney comments.
Sanders vs. Immigrants, Economics
Senator Bernie Sanders wants to protect low-income Americans at the expense of the planet's poorest people, but there's not much evidence his plan would work. Alex Nowrasteh comments.
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