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The Cato Daily Podcast allows experts and scholars affiliated with the Cato Institute to comment on relevant news in a conversational, informal manner. By presenting issues in a concise and engaging way, the podcast invites listeners to rethink their assumptions about liberty and the proper role of government.

The Cato Daily Podcast allows experts and scholars affiliated with the Cato Institute to comment on relevant news in a conversational, informal manner. By presenting issues in a concise and engaging way, the podcast invites listeners to rethink their assumptions about liberty and the proper role of government.
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The Cato Daily Podcast allows experts and scholars affiliated with the Cato Institute to comment on relevant news in a conversational, informal manner. By presenting issues in a concise and engaging way, the podcast invites listeners to rethink their assumptions about liberty and the proper role of government.

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Episodes

The Enduring Allure of College Debt

7/19/2018
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Despite the dramatic rise in college costs relative to the benefits, college debt remains an attractive option for students and their parents. Isaac Morehouse and T.K. Coleman of Praxis discuss why they believe parents and young people still make that big bet on student loans.

Duration:00:17:32

Kavanaugh and NSA Surveillance

7/18/2018
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's record with respect to warrantless government surveillance of Americans is worthy of scrutiny. Matthew Feeney discusses Klayman v. Obama.

Duration:00:09:20

Losing Count: The Empty Case for 'High-Capacity' Magazine Restrictions.

7/17/2018
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Bans or restrictions on so-called "high-capacity" magazines are at best ineffective, and at worst counterproductive. That's according to Matthew LaRosiere, author of "Losing Count: The Empty Case for 'High-Capacity' Magazine Restrictions."

Duration:00:12:05

TrumPutin in Helsinki

7/16/2018
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On a scale of "Tremendous" to "Treasonous," how did the Trump/Putin summit in Helsinki go? Chris Preble comments.

Duration:00:10:40

The Next Round of Destructive Trump Tariffs

7/13/2018
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The Trump Administration may be banking on the notion that the United States has more imports from China to tariff than China does from the U.S. If true, that foretells a bleak future for U.S. workers, downstream producers, and consumers. Dan Ikenson comments.

Duration:00:16:26

Kavanaugh’s Record on Executive Power and Surveillance

7/12/2018
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Brett Kavanaugh has extensive experience in federal executive branch matters, either as an investigator or staffer. What does his record show about how he might rule on executive power and federal surveillance if he is elevated to the Supreme Court? Gene Healy comments.

Duration:00:15:01

What Brett Kavanaugh’s Court Record Doesn’t Show

7/11/2018
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Brett Kavanaugh, the new nominee to the Supreme Court, doesn't have a deep record when it comes to many areas libertarians care about. Walter Olson comments.

Duration:00:12:35

Brett Kavanaugh Nominated to Supreme Court

7/10/2018
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Brett Kavanaugh is Donald Trump's pick to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Cato adjunct scholar Andrew Grossman comments on Kavanaugh's record on the DC Circuit.

Duration:00:15:47

Why Does the Federal Government Issue Damaging Dietary Guidelines?

7/10/2018
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Even when the federal government began issuing dietary guidance to Americans, it wasn't clear if the advice was sound. Terence Kealey's new Cato paper is "Why Does the Federal Government Issue Damaging Dietary Guidelines?"

Duration:00:20:07

The Feds' Demonization of Dietary Fat

7/9/2018
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Why have the feds strongly encouraged Americans to avoid dietary fat for more than 40 years? Terence Kealey is author of the forthcoming Cato paper, "Why Does the Federal Government Issue Damaging Dietary Guidelines?"

Duration:00:13:32

Professional Speech’ before SCOTUS

7/6/2018
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Freedom of speech came before the Supreme Court in multiple ways this term. In National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, the court's opportunity was to address what crisis pregnancy centers are required to say by law.

Duration:00:09:44

Trump Administration Aims to Reduce Legal Immigration

7/5/2018
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Dramatically reducing legal immigration appears to be one of the primary ends of anything the Trump Administration calls reform. David Bier comments.

Duration:00:16:06

Vital Economics Lessons for Kids

7/4/2018
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What are the essential lessons of economics that stick with kids? Connor Boyack has written several books detailing these lessons for children. We spoke at FEECon in Atlanta in June.

Duration:00:11:59

Leftist Populism Wins for Mexico's Next President

7/3/2018
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How will the victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador change relations with the U.S. or Mexico's approach to trade, the drug war, and other issues? Ian Vásquez comments.

Duration:00:07:33

Surveillance after Carpenter

7/2/2018
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Since the Supreme Court found recently that cops generally need a warrant to access certain data that gives away your location, how does surveillance change? Patrick Eddington and Matthew Feeney comment.

Duration:00:18:00

Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech

6/30/2018
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In his new book, Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech, Cyrus Farivar details how courts have failed to update privacy protections for the digital age.

Duration:00:33:32

Greatest Hits (and Misses) of Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court

6/29/2018
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Anthony Kennedy has a decidedly mixed record on the Supreme Court. Walter Olson and Roger Pilon discuss Kennedy's record as he steps down from the bench.

Duration:00:29:01

The Jones Act: A Burden America Can No Longer Bear

6/28/2018
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The Jones Act was meant to help the U.S. prepare for involvement in World War I. Why is it still on the books, raising prices and damaging U.S. economic performance? Dan Ikenson discusses his new Cato paper on the subject.

Duration:00:15:57

Janus Case Affirms First Amendment Rights

6/27/2018
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The Supreme Court holds that government "extraction of agency fees from nonconsenting public-sector employees violates the First Amendment" in the case of Janus v. AFSCME. Trevor Burrus comments on the case.

Duration:00:14:57

Should Cryptocurrencies Be Regulated like Securities?

6/27/2018
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The rise of ICOs has raised the question of whether cryptocurrencies are securities. Is the nascent, but valuable technology deserving of that kind of treatment? Diego Zuluaga is author of a new Cato paper on the subject.

Duration:00:15:12