The CATO Institute Daily Podcast
Police Body Cameras and the Death of Samuel DuBose07/30/15
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.
Reducing Federal Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
The U.S. criminal justice system is overdue for an overhaul. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) hope to save taxpayers' money while reducing mandatory minimum sentences.
Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform in Congress
The standards of evidence used to take innocent owners' property under civil asset forfeiture are too weak according to Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI).
The End of Doom
Cancer rates are down in America. Lifespans are up all over. Food is more abundant. Poverty is in decline. Critical to this progress is technology. Ronald Bailey discusses how and why to keep that ingenuity coming in his new book, The End of Doom.
De Blasio Flinches on Ridesharing Cap
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio has backed away from plans to regulate services like Uber and Lyft. But he may revisit the issue soon enough. Matthew Feeney comments.
Character and Liberty
Would an emphasis on character education give rise to political leaders who value liberty? or does liberty allow character to emerge? Foundation for Economic Education President Lawrence W. Reed comments.
Clearing Obstacles to Work
Governments have a poor record of workforce development. Private philanthropy may hold the key to moving people from dependency to the middle class. Jo Kwong makes her case. Book: Clearing Obstacles to Work: A Wise Giver's Guide to Fostering...
Mass Incarcertion: Presidential Power vs. Rhetoric
The President's recent commutations of drug convicts' sentences and efforts to highlight criminal justice problems are welcome news. Adam Bates says there's much more work to be done.
The Immigrant Crime Wave That Isn't
Are immigrants more likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans?
The Conservatarian Manifesto
The loose alliance among conservatives and libertarians needn't necessarily remain. Charles Cooke argues in The Conservatarian Manifesto for a conservative defense of free markets and limited government both robust and principled.
Congress Should Get Feds Out of Classrooms
Now is as good a time as any to get the federal government entirely out of education, according to Neal McCluskey.
Reforming Regulatory Takings
Regulatory takings, those that deny Americans certain uses of their property, don't receive enough attention, according to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed.
The Selfie Vote
How will millenials' politics shape elections to come? And why are Republicans so bad at courting them? Kristen Soltis Anderson tries to explain in her new book, The Selfie Vote.
The FBI versus Encryption
What good is encryption if the FBI has its own key? It’s worse than useless, according to Patrick Eddington.
SCOTUS Curbs the Armed Career Criminal Act
Asking federal judges to decide what past felonious "conduct" presents an immediate risk of harm to others is a bridge too far, according the U.S. Supreme Court. Mary Price of Families Against Mandatory Minimums comments.
Cronyism versus Craft Beer in Texas
Texas has begun the process of seizing valuable distribution rights from craft brewers and giving those rights to beer distributors. Attorney Arif Panju of the Institute for Justice comments on a new lawsuit challenging the taking.
Real Austerity for Greece Looming
Public Labor Unions Going Back to SCOTUS
Should public employees be compelled to support a labor union? Andrew M. Grossman discusses the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.
Big Raisin' Loses at SCOTUS
The Supreme Court has told California that it's New Deal-era raisin price support program can't simply steal from farmers. Trevor Burrus comments.
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