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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

FDA’s Roadblocks to Self-Driven Health Care

10/18/2018
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If you want to try an unapproved drug in the United States, you must be wealthy or lucky. Naomi Lopez Bauman of the Goldwater Institute discusses some promising reforms. We spoke at the State Policy Network Annual Meeting.

Duration:00:11:32

Jamal Khashoggi and the Necessary U.S. Divorce from Saudi Arabia

10/17/2018
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The U.S./Saudi relationship should be under the microscope like never before following the probable death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Emma Ashford comments.

Duration:00:08:48

Union Fees after Janus

10/16/2018
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Unions will not go gently following the Janus Supreme Court decision. Robert Alt of the Buckeye Institute discusses a few cases that follow on the Janus ruling.

Duration:00:15:07

Cannabis Reform Comes to Utah

10/15/2018
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Utah is a conservative state, but the legislature is poised to begin the process of loosening restrictions on medical cannabis, a response to a medical marijuana ballot initiative voters will face this November. Connor Boyack of the Libertas Institute comments.

Duration:00:10:25

The False Promise of Native American Tribal Sovereignty

10/12/2018
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Just how sovereign are Native American tribal lands? Terry L. Anderson is a cofounder of the Alliance for Renewing Indigenous Economies and the author of Free Market Environmentalism.

Duration:00:17:58

Adam Smith: Father of Economics

10/11/2018
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Is it proper to consider Adam Smith the father of social psychology as well as economics? Jesse Norman MP discusses his new book, Adam Smith: Father of Economics.

Duration:00:21:31

Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts

10/10/2018
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Our ability to reason should guide our decisions, but too often our emotions get the better of our ability to make good choices. Annie Duke explains how to empower our reason in Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts.

Duration:00:32:56

Missing Property Rights on Native American Lands

10/9/2018
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On tribal lands, Native Americans are lacking key property rights. It's hindering development on those so-called sovereign lands. Adam Crepelle comments.

Duration:00:12:14

Romance of the Rails

10/8/2018
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In Romance of the Rails, author Randal O'Toole details the rise and fall of trains as a mode of transportation why it's quite likely we can never go back to it.

Duration:00:26:03

The Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age

10/5/2018
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The U.S. could perform better at protecting the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures. For a live recording of the Cato Daily Podcast at Cato Club 200 event in Middleburg, Virginia, Matthew Feeney and Julian Sanchez explain how courts think about those rights in the digital age.

Duration:00:31:19

The Fading Relevance of Mass Transit

10/4/2018
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American mass transit systems face challenges from demographics, how people work, and ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. Randal O'Toole discusses what agencies should do to respond.

Duration:00:13:37

Challenging the FAA’s Speed Limit in the Sky

10/3/2018
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The FAA's longstanding ban on supersonic commercial air travel needs to go. Alan McQuinn of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation discusses the promise of high-speed commercial flight.

Duration:00:10:12

Canada Mulls Banning (Domestic) Paid Blood Plasma

10/2/2018
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Why are Canadians considering prohibiting other Canadians from being paid for providing blood plasma? Peter Jaworski comments.

Duration:00:25:11

Will the Feds Make Occupational Licensing Worse?

10/1/2018
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While some states are leading the way in reforming occupational licensing that affects many millions of workers and would-be workers, the feds may get involved. Lee McGrath of the Institute for Justice says it's fraught with risk.

Duration:00:20:03

Philadelphia's 'Forfeiture Machine' Winds Down

9/27/2018
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If a judge accepts the agreement, Philadelphia's process of seizing many millions of dollars in property from innocent owners will be dismantled. Darpana Sheth of the Institute for Justice explains why.

Duration:00:12:30

How the Feds Spy on Reporters

9/26/2018
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New information provides more context surrounding the circumstances and legal rationales for government spying on journalists. Julian Sanchez comments.

Duration:00:11:13

Economic Freedom of the World 2018

9/25/2018
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The long slide of the United States in economic freedom appears to have halted. Ian Vasquez comments on the new edition of Economic Freedom of the World.

Duration:00:07:15

Banned Books Week and Conflicts of Values

9/24/2018
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The fight over banning books from school libraries is only worsened by the public school establishment. Neal McCluskey comments.

Duration:00:10:39

Double Game: Why Pakistan Supports Militants and Resists U.S. Pressure to Stop

9/21/2018
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U.S. relations with Pakistan are strained not just by war in neighboring Afghanistan, but also by Pakistan's domestic concerns. Sahar Khan is author of "Double Game: Why Pakistan Supports Militants and Resists U.S. Pressure to Stop."

Duration:00:14:32

Brexit, Trade, and Regulatory Barriers in Great Britain

9/20/2018
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How is Brexit going? What do British Conservatives think of Donald Trump's broad and punitive tariff hikes? Elizabeth Truss is a British MP and Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Duration:00:09:45