The CATO Institute Daily Podcast
Public Labor Unions Going Back to SCOTUS07/03/15
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.
Puerto Rico's Other Fiscal Problems
Puerto Rico’s debt is driven by both fiscal mismanagement and federal regulation. Nicole Kaeding comments.
Greece on the Brink
Greece's debts leave it with few choices, but little incentive to cooperate with the rest of the Eurozone. George Selgin discusses how they got here and next steps.
SCOTUS: Gay Marriage Legal Nationwide
The Supreme Court has found a fundamental right to same-sex marriage. Roger Pilon and Walter Olson comment on today's decision.
Supreme Court Backs Obamacare Taxes, Subsidies
The Supreme Court's King v. Burwell decision ratified the President's interpretation of the Affordable Care Act with respect to insurance premium subsidies and taxes to support those subsidies. Trevor Burrus and Michael F. Cannon comment.
The Menu Labeling Morass
The FDA may soon have the power to criminally charge restaurant owners who fail to publicly post calorie information on menus. Ike Brannon comments.
Capitalists Must Seize the Moral High Ground
Entrepreneurs create enormous value, but freely give away the moral high ground. The for-profit private sector should instead defend their benefit to society. John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, explains.
Policing for Profit in the Lone Star State
This year, Texas had thirteen opportunities to reform the police practice of seizing citizens' property without securing criminal convictions. Texas rejected any and all reform. Arif Panju of the Institute for Justice discusses the fixes to civil...
Transfats, Tradeoffs and Government Power
The FDA's move to make transfats harder to use has broad implications for consumers, businesses and the power of government to deny people meaningful choices. Walter Olson explains.
2015: A Good Year for Educational Freedom
State lawmakers made sure that 2015 was a very good year for educational freedom. Jason Bedrick comments. The Year of Educational Choice: Update III
Congress & President Work Together to Bust the Budget
The President and Congress are working together to circumvent budget controls established in 2011. Nicole Kaeding comments.
Millennials and U.S. Foreign Policy
Millennials' worldviews owe a great deal to early life experiences and the foreign policy issues that dominated their childhoods. Chief among them, the Iraq War. A. Trevor Thrall comments. -- Millennials and U.S. Foreign Policy: The Next Generation's...
The Questionable Benefits of Medicaid Expansion
A new study calls into question the benefits of expanding Medicaid for both taxpayers and people who use Medicaid services. Michael Cannon explains.
The Kelo Decision Ten Years Later
The Kelo eminent domain decision wasn't quite what libertarians might have wanted, but the visceral response from the public and pressure on legislatures may have helped protect Americans' property even better. Scott Bullock comments.
From Magna Carta to the Declaration of Independence
The importance of the Magna Carta to the American founding is easily forgotten, but hard to overestimate. Roger Pilon comments.
An International Rule of Law Index
How do nations stack up when it comes to the rule of law? Juan Carlos Botero with the World Justice Project is working to find out.
Ten Years after the Kelo Decision
The Kelo decision on eminent domain is among the most reviled Supreme Court decisions in the modern era. Ilya Somin, author of The Grasping Hand, discusses the decision and its ripple effects ten years later.
Bank Stress Tests Simply Aren't Credible
Central banks that undertake stress tests of the banking system are effectively grading their own papers. That's a big problem according to Kevin Dowd.
Legal Impediments to Telemedicine
Telemedicine promises to bring innovation to the medical field, but regulatory bodies don't seem to care. Jeff Rowes of the Institute for Justice talks about how courts deal with telemedicine's challenge to the regulatory state.
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