The CATO Institute Daily Podcast
A Republic No More03/05/15
Jay Cost argues that the United States has turned from a republic into a special interest democracy. His new book is A Republic No More.
On National Debt, Do 'We Owe It to Ourselves'?
Economist Antony Davies discusses the "we owe it to ourselves" theory of national debt.
Understanding Income Mobility & Inequality
Understanding the dynamics of income over time requires more than a few momentary snapshots. Economist Steve Horwitz explains. This interview was recorded at the International Students for Liberty Conference.
The 'Big Fights We Need' over Spending
Ending several cabinet-level departments would barely register in "flyover America." So says Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul.
Renewing the Search for a Monetary Constitution
Calls for monetary reform have re-emerged, centered around the debate over creating constitutional provisions that empower government vs. provisions that prohibit the government interference with money. Lawrence H. White discusses his new book. Link...
Venezuelan Dictatorship Cracks Down
The Maduro regime in Venezuela has taken additional steps to stifle speech and cow its opponents. Ian Vasquez comments.
NSA/GCHQ Compromised Your Mobile Phone
Two intelligence agencies conspired to steal the keys to your phone's encryption. Julian Sanchez discusses the risks to privacy and security.
New Opportunities for Libertarian Ideas
Matt Kibbe, President of Freedomworks, discussed the new political landscape where libertarian ideas have a strong voice. This interview was recorded at the International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C.
The State of the Liberty Movement Today
At the 2015 International Students for Liberty Conference, former Texas Congressman Ron Paul discussed his optimism about the future of the liberty movement, the President's demands for more war powers and the growing movement to audit the Federal...
VIPR Teams Execute Brazen Warrantless Searches
It's not clear what need VIPR teams fill since they have no record of success and routinely violate Americans' rights. Patrick Eddington comments.
The President Asks for More War Powers
The President wants Congress to give him additional powers to go after the Islamic State, but it's not clear how the President's draft resolution would limit executive power to wage war globally for several years. Gene Healy comments.
The End of Socialism
Is socialism morally superior to other systems of political economy, even if it faces practical difficulties? James Otteson discusses that claim among others in his new book, The End of Socialism.
The Libertarian Mind
Libertarianism the philosophy of personal and economic freedom has deep roots in Western civilization and in American history, and it’s growing stronger. Cato Institute Executive Vice President David Boaz talks about the renewed appetite for smaller...
Criminal Justice Reform in 2015?
With low crime rates, prospects are good for serious criminal justice reform - at least at the state level - in 2015. Tim Lynch comments.
A State-Based Immigration Reform
States could play a key role in diffusing the tense immigration debate in Washington. Alex Nowrasteh explains. Cato Policy Forum: State-Based Visas: A Federalist Approach to Immigration Reform Policy Analysis: State-Based Visas: A Federalist Approach...
Obama's Budget Busting Pentagon Request
The President once suggested that spending caps he signed into law shouldn't be thrown away. He has apparently changed his mind. Ben Friedman comments on the President's big spending plans at the Pentagon.
Everything You Need to Know about King v. Burwell
As Obamacare heads back to the Supreme Court, Jonathan Adler explains everything you need to know ahead of the March 4 oral argument.
The Return of a Trade Agenda
Republicans seem more likely to give President Obama trade promotion authority. Dan Ikenson says that's good news.
Free Trade & Currency Manipulation
Should free trade agreements contain provisions punishing countries for how they value their currencies? Dan Pearson comments.
License Plate Tracking & Tracking Cops
The cataloging and archiving of your travel details is more widespread than previously believed. Adam Bates explains.
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