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Podcast of policy and book forums, Capitol Hill briefings and other events from the Cato Institute

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Markets for Millennials: How a New Supply-Side Radicalism Can Deliver Freedom, Wealth and Opportunity in the U.S. and U.K.

9/18/2018
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Please join us for an address from the Right Honourable Liz Truss, MP, the United Kingdom’s Chief Secretary to the Treasury. In her remarks, Truss will discuss economic policy on both sides of the Atlantic and will explain how attempts to insulate industries from changing demands and innovations make us poorer. Truss will issue a rallying cry to economic liberals to engage in a new supply-side revolution, reforming regulations to work with market trends, rather than against them, to deliver...

Duration:00:56:16

The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue: Annual B. Kenneth Simon Lecture: The Insufficiently Dangerous Branch: The Difficulty with the "Counter-Majoritarian Difficulty"

9/17/2018
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Cato's annual Constitution Day symposium marks the day in 1787 that the Constitutional Convention finished drafting the U.S. Constitution. We celebrate that event each year with the release of the new issue of the Cato Supreme Court Review and with a day-long symposium featuring noted scholars discussing the recently concluded Supreme Court term and the important cases coming up. Past speakers have included Judges Alex Kozinski, Diane Sykes, and Douglas Ginsburg, Professors Richard Epstein,...

Duration:01:04:30

The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue: Panel IV: Looking Ahead: October Term 2018

9/17/2018
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Cato's annual Constitution Day symposium marks the day in 1787 that the Constitutional Convention finished drafting the U.S. Constitution. We celebrate that event each year with the release of the new issue of the Cato Supreme Court Review and with a day-long symposium featuring noted scholars discussing the recently concluded Supreme Court term and the important cases coming up. Past speakers have included Judges Alex Kozinski, Diane Sykes, and Douglas Ginsburg, Professors Richard Epstein,...

Duration:01:14:02

The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue: Panel III: Big Controversies: Travel Ban, Gerrymandering & Cellphone Tracking

9/17/2018
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Cato's annual Constitution Day symposium marks the day in 1787 that the Constitutional Convention finished drafting the U.S. Constitution. We celebrate that event each year with the release of the new issue of the Cato Supreme Court Review and with a day-long symposium featuring noted scholars discussing the recently concluded Supreme Court term and the important cases coming up. Past speakers have included Judges Alex Kozinski, Diane Sykes, and Douglas Ginsburg, Professors Richard Epstein,...

Duration:01:13:32

The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue: Panel II: Federalism and Government Structure

9/17/2018
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Cato's annual Constitution Day symposium marks the day in 1787 that the Constitutional Convention finished drafting the U.S. Constitution. We celebrate that event each year with the release of the new issue of the Cato Supreme Court Review and with a day-long symposium featuring noted scholars discussing the recently concluded Supreme Court term and the important cases coming up. Past speakers have included Judges Alex Kozinski, Diane Sykes, and Douglas Ginsburg, Professors Richard Epstein,...

Duration:01:13:07

The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue: Welcoming Remarks & Panel I: First Amendment and the Culture Wars

9/17/2018
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Cato's annual Constitution Day symposium marks the day in 1787 that the Constitutional Convention finished drafting the U.S. Constitution. We celebrate that event each year with the release of the new issue of the Cato Supreme Court Review and with a day-long symposium featuring noted scholars discussing the recently concluded Supreme Court term and the important cases coming up. Past speakers have included Judges Alex Kozinski, Diane Sykes, and Douglas Ginsburg, Professors Richard Epstein,...

Duration:01:29:59

Sweden: Lessons for America?

9/13/2018
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Sweden is a remarkably successful country. A poor peasant nation in the 1850s, it became one of the world’s richest countries a century later. It ranks among the world’s freest developed nations. Should the United States be more like Sweden? The documentary Sweden: Lessons for America? delves into aspects of Swedish politics and society that may surprise many Americans. Join us to see a segment of the documentary from the Free to Choose Network. Swedish film host and scholar Johan Norberg...

Duration:01:10:47

Reclassification Risk in the Small-Group Health Insurance Market

9/12/2018
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A key question in debates over Obamacare is whether its community rating provisions are necessary to provide complete risk protection to consumers. A new study of one insurer by Anthony LoSasso and colleagues finds that the insurer did increase premiums for small employers whose expected claims were above average, but the increase in premiums only ranged from 5 percent to 43 percent of the increase in expected costs. These findings suggest that even before Obamacare, the market for...

Duration:01:27:50

Can Free Speech Be Progressive?

9/11/2018
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For much of the 21st century, those who identified themselves as left of center were the strongest proponents of freedom of speech. They believed in the principle, and they thought that free speech benefited civil rights and labor activists—not to mention radicals seeking fundamental change. Conservatives, they thought, would always oppose free speech because of its threat to the status quo. Beginning in the late 1960s, some spoke of free speech as “repressive tolerance” that precluded...

Duration:01:34:04

Rethinking America’s Highways

9/7/2018
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ne of the nation’s leading experts on infrastructure policy, Robert Poole, will discuss his new book, Rethinking America’s Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure. The book examines our current structure of highway ownership and financing and describes why major reforms are needed. Poole argues for a new model that treats highways in a more commercial manner, akin to public utilities. Motorists, the economy, and the environment would all gain if highway investments were...

Duration:00:59:01

None of My Business: P. J. Explains Money, Banking, Debt, Equity, Assets, Liabilities, and Why He’s Not Rich and Neither Are You

9/6/2018
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P. J. O’Rourke, America’s leading political satirist and Cato H. L. Mencken Research Fellow, has been dubbed “the funniest writer in America” by the Wall Street Journal. In his new book, None of My Business: P. J. Explains Money, Banking, Debt, Equity, Assets, Liabilities, and Why He’s Not Rich and Neither Are You, the best-selling author delves into the world of business. He offers his humorous, incisive musings on everything from banking and investments to China and the future of Bitcoin —...

Duration:00:53:33

The NSA and the Road to 9/11: Lessons Learned and Unlearned

9/4/2018
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Almost 17 years after al Qaeda’s attacks on America, many key questions remain unanswered. Chief among them: why did America’s National Security Agency (NSA) fail to detect and thwart the attacks? Has the NSA as an institution learned the right lessons from this national tragedy and changed accordingly? What has Congress done—or failed to do—since the attacks to improve intelligence collection while still protecting American’s constitutional rights? “The NSA and the Road to 9/11: Lessons...

Duration:01:51:38

Freedom in the 50 States

8/24/2018
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Which state is the freest, and what does it mean to be free? Which state has the most heavily taxed and regulated economy? Which state has the best protections for personal freedom? Where does your state rank? Is it among the freest or most coercive? Such questions have occurred to many people who care about limited government. The 2018 edition of Freedom in the 50 States presents an updated ranking of the American states based on how their policies promote fiscal, regulatory, and personal...

Duration:01:00:15

#CatoConnects: Freedom in the 50 States

8/23/2018
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Which state is the freest, and what does it mean to be free? Which state has the most heavily taxed and regulated economy? Which state has the best protections for personal freedom? Where does your state rank? Is it among the freest or most coercive? In this special Cato Connects, Freedom in the 50 States authors William P. Ruger and Jason Sorens discuss the data on more than 230 variables to measure freedom now and in the past. They go beyond describing policies and analyze why some states...

Duration:00:27:44

Tomorrow 3.0: Transaction Costs and the Sharing Economy

8/17/2018
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The economic revolutions of the past have brought vast wealth to average people. So what does the "sharing economy" have to offer? Michael Munger argues in his new book, Tomorrow 3.0, that when we understand how transaction costs function, the implications of the sharing economy become more clear. Join us for a discussion of the implications of this economic shift and how it will change how we work, what we own, and the wealth we can access.

Duration:00:52:44

Is Obamacare Now Optional? New Rule Expands Consumer Protections in Short-Term Health Plans

8/8/2018
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The Trump administration has reversed an Obama-era rule that exposed consumers with short-term health insurance plans to medical underwriting after they got sick. The Trump rule restores consumer protections in short-term plans, which are exempt from ObamaCare’s costly benefit mandates and hidden taxes. Does the new short-term plans rule create a “freedom option” for those who have had enough of Obamacare? Does if free religious conservatives from having to purchase coverage they find...

Duration:00:57:54

Should Cryptocurrencies Be Regulated like Securities?

7/24/2018
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Cryptocurrencies are now a $270 billion market, and initial coin offerings (ICOs) raised more than $8 billion in the first five months of 2018. What is the appropriate regulatory framework for this emerging financial technology? In this Capitol Hill briefing, Cato’s Diego Zuluaga and Mercatus’ Brian Knight will address whether and how cryptocurrencies might be determined to be securities, the role of cryptocurrencies in value creation, and the use of ICOs as fundraising vehicles. Zuluaga...

Duration:00:55:34

Solomon’s Decree: Conflicts in Adoption and Child Placement Policy - Panel 2: When Policy Stands in the Way of Adoption

7/19/2018
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America has developed its own decentralized and pluralist approach to adoption, with a wide variety of both private and public actors helping match children with the families they need along several paths: adoption of older children in public care, including the foster-to-adopt path; adoption of newborns; and international adoption. But services for children in public care have been swept up in controversy over what if any role is appropriate for religious and other agencies that decline to...

Duration:01:04:29

Solomon’s Decree: Conflicts in Adoption and Child Placement Policy - Keynote Address

7/19/2018
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America has developed its own decentralized and pluralist approach to adoption, with a wide variety of both private and public actors helping match children with the families they need along several paths: adoption of older children in public care, including the foster-to-adopt path; adoption of newborns; and international adoption. But services for children in public care have been swept up in controversy over what if any role is appropriate for religious and other agencies that decline to...

Duration:00:44:25

Solomon’s Decree: Conflicts in Adoption and Child Placement Policy - Welcoming Remarks and Panel 1: Anti-Discrimination Wars

7/19/2018
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America has developed its own decentralized and pluralist approach to adoption, with a wide variety of both private and public actors helping match children with the families they need along several paths: adoption of older children in public care, including the foster-to-adopt path; adoption of newborns; and international adoption. But services for children in public care have been swept up in controversy over what if any role is appropriate for religious and other agencies that decline to...

Duration:01:20:15