The CATO Institute Daily Podcast
Occupational Licensing in the Crosshairs09/20/14
Cases moving through the courts threaten to undo various occupational licensing regimes. Timothy Sandefur comments.
Free the Friendly Skies
Objections to liberalizing markets in air travel lack genuine merit, according to Kenneth J. Button in a new Cato policy analysis.
The Incoherent Debate over Iraq
The current discussion about Iraq lacks coherence, according to Justin Logan. "A New War Can’t Fix What Ails Iraq," by Justin Logan. USA Today (Online).
India's Internal Trade Troubles
India's long habit of subsidizing industry is harming its prospects for trade and the fortunes of the Indian people. Dan Pearson comments.
Our Mangled Patent System
Our patent system has become unweildy and in many cases counterproductive. The Mercatus Center's Eli Dourado comments.http://www.cato-unbound.org/2014/09/08/eli-dourado/true-story-how-patent-bar-captured-court-shrank-intellectual-commons
The Renewed Fight for an Open Internet
Applying old-school utility regulation to the Internet would be a disaster according to Berin Szoka, President of TechFreedom.
Philadalphia's Civil Asset Forfeiture 'Machine'
The City of Brotherly Love can't get enough of its citizens property and cash. The city is in a class by itself in the world of civil asset forfeiture, says Institute for Justice attorney Darpana Sheth.
The Fight for Scholarship Tax Credits in Florida
Scholarship tax credits for education face another legal challenge in Florida. Andrew Coulson talks about the policy and the constitutional argument.
Prosecutors: Licensed to Lie
In Licensed to Lie, attorney Sidney Powell takes readers through a series of disturbing events, missteps, and cover-ups in our federal criminal justice system. According to Powell, the malfeasance stretches across all three branches of our government...
Legal Challenges to Educational Freedom
State-level legal challenges to K-12 educational freedom continue. Jason Bedrick offers his analysis.
Gov. Jindal Sues Feds over Education, Federalism
In a lawsuit, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal accuses the federal government of turning the Common Core "into a scheme by the federal government to nationalize curriculum." Neal McCluskey comments.
Millenials: How Do They Work?
A recent Reason-Rupe poll of millenials holds some promise for a more libertarian future. Emily Ekins discusses the results.
New Hampshire Supreme Court Preserves School Choice
A challenge to New Hampshire's popular scholarship tax credit program for low-income families has been rejected by the state's highest court. Dick Komer of the Institute for Justice comments on the ruling. Live Free and Learn: NH Supreme Court Upholds...
Corporate Inversions, Tax Rates and Serving Customers
Ike Brannon argues that U.S. corporations investing abroad creates jobs back home. Our tax code punishes both foreign investment and bringing that income back to the U.S.
Executive Action for Highly Skilled Immigrants?
Nothing prevents President Obama from giving tens of thousands more highly skilled immigrants a more permanent status in the United States. Alex Nowrasteh explains.
Burger King May Abdicate to Avoid U.S. Tax Code
If Burger King buys Tim Horton's and switches its corporate base to Canada, it will be largely to avoid punitive U.S. tax policies. Dan Mitchell explains.
Recent Events in Ferguson, Missouri
As police and protestors continue to clash in Ferguson, Missouri, the public is rightly asking questions about the police response at all stages. Tim Lynch offers his thoughts. Event: The Ongoing Events in Ferguson, Missouri
Too Big to Fail or Merely Systemically Important?
MetLife may soon be designated "systemically important," but what does that designation really mean? Mark Calabria comments.
Social Justice v. Individual Sovereignty
Social justice advocates seem to rarely articulate what would constitute a socially just pattern of resources distribution. Randy Barnett argues they typically simply argue for "more" for the aggrieved parties.
Narendra Modi Disappoints Fans, Critics
India's new prime minister has managed to disappoint both his critics and fans. Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar comments.
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