The CATO Institute Daily Podcast
Corporate Inversions, Tax Rates and Serving Customers08/27/14
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.
Militarizing Local Police Took Decades
The militarization of local police didn't happen overnight. It took decades. Trevor Burrus explains.
The Federal Role in Militarizing Cops
After critics loudly condemned the militarized response of Ferguson, Missouri police to local protestors, the situation has calmed. Now the focus should shift to reforms to federal programs that subsidize militarization of local police. Tim Lynch...
The Reality of Militarized Cops
Americans are now getting a clear picture of what militarized local policing looks like. Following the killing of an unarmed teenager in Missouri, the extreme tactics used by police there are truly breathtaking. Walter Olson comments.
U.S. Bombing Iraq Again
The United States launches airstrikes in Iraq based on authority granted in 2002 as the terrorists attack civilians in the country. Chris Preble evaluates the unfolding situation.
Thad Cochran's Crony Catfish
Senator Thad Cochran's inspection proposal would penalize foreign producers of catfish and raise prices in the U.S. Bill Watson comments. The Farm Bill Came Surprisingly Close to Fixing Some Protectionist Regulations
Teacher Tenure's Legal Fight
Lawsuits are now challenging the institution of teacher tenure. Neal McCluskey comments.
Looming Labor Rules Would Punish Franchises
A National Labor Relations Board ruling could pave the way for unionization of workers at franchised establishments, but it would also punish companies that adopt the franchise model. Walter Olson analyzes the ruling.
Peer-to-Peer Apps in the Developing World
The real value of so-called "sharing economy" peer-to-peer software applications may be helping those in the developing world develop capital in the face of government mandates. Matthew Feeney comments.
Sustaining the Economic Rise of Africa
The rise of Africa's economy will hinge on domestic governance reforms and free trade, not continued government aid. Dalibor Rohac comments on the President's summit with African leaders. Sustaining the Economic Rise of Africa, Economic Development...
Toward a Wealthier, Cleaner Planet
The impact of climate change will be easier to handle in a wealthier world. So how much global GDP be devoted to the problem? Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger comments.
Hemp, Guns and National Security
pU.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) discusses federal regulation of hemp, polling on marijuana reform, reasserting the Second Amendment in D.C. and the legislative effort to curtail the National Security Agency's sweeping data collection practices./p
Make Civil Asset Forfeiture History
Civil asset forfeiture turns "innocent until proven guilty" on its head. It rewards predatory policing and perverts law enforcement priorities. Scott Bullock of the Institute for Justice talks about reform efforts.
The Drug War and the Constitution
By what authority in the Constitution does the federal Drug War exist? Roger Pilon has an answer.
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