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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

Disciplining China's Trade Practices at the WTO

11/15/2018
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China's trade practices are questionable, but are tariffs the proper response? Simon Lester is author of the new Cato paper, "Disciplining China's Trade Practices at the WTO: How WTO Complaints Can Help Make China More Market-Oriented."

Duration:00:09:29

Trump Endorses Serious Sentencing Reform

11/15/2018
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President Trump has endorsed legislation that would make some federal drug sentencing reform retroactive. Molly Gill of Families Against Mandatory Minimums discusses the proposal and what a new Congress should focus on in the next term.

Duration:00:09:36

Debt, Credit, and Consumer Protection

11/13/2018
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Some of the large drivers of financial problems facing consumers are the regulators who are trying to protect us. New Cato senior fellow Todd Zywicki comments.

Duration:00:18:35

Social Media and the Pipe Bomber

11/12/2018
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Before Cesar Sayoc sent pipe bombs to prominent Democrats, he threatened Cato adjunct scholar Ilya Somin.

Duration:00:08:38

Sex Worker Freedom in Nevada Holds Steady

11/9/2018
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Voters in Lyon County, Nevada rejected a proposal to ban brothels there. Meanwhile, brothel owner Dennis Hof won election to state office despite his death weeks earlier. Alice Little, a sex worker in Nevada, describes what's next for defending and advancing sex worker freedom.

Duration:00:16:11

The 'Protectionist Moment' That Wasn’t

11/8/2018
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Donald Trump's protectionist tendencies may have reached their natural limit. Scott Lincicome discusses his new trade bulletin on the subject.

Duration:00:18:16

Jeff Sessions "Fired for Doing the Right Thing"

11/7/2018
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Jeff Sessions has resigned as Attorney General, a move that opens up many questions about the future of investigations into the White House and harsh federal law enforcement. Trevor Burrus and Alex Nowrasteh comment.

Duration:00:08:49

Divided Government Won in 2018

11/7/2018
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Democrats will run the U.S. House and Republicans will hang onto the Senate. What does that mean for limited government? What were the bright spots for liberty at the state level? Michael Tanner comments.

Duration:00:06:41

New Polling on Pre-Existing Conditions Coverage Costs and Benefits

11/6/2018
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Democrats have pinned some of their hopes on protecting Americans from pre-existing conditions from losing certain coverage mandates. What does polling have to say about it? Emily Ekins comments.

Duration:00:11:16

What Does the U.S. Get out of New Sanctions on Iran?

11/5/2018
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What benefits does the U.S. derive from new sanctions on Iran? Iranian leaders have long said they are willing to negotiate, and the U.S. has already poked holes in its own hard line toward the regime. John Glaser and Emma Ashford comment.

Duration:00:13:17

The Threat of Creeping Overcriminalization

11/2/2018
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Shon Hopwood is both a former felon and a professor of law at Georgetown. At Cato Club 200, he detailed his case for sweeping criminal justice reform.

Duration:00:25:32

Walling Off Liberty

11/2/2018
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Federal tactics aimed at enforcing immigration law should be very concerning to law-abiding American citizens. Matthew Feeney discusses the findings of his new paper.

Duration:00:10:37

What Do Parents Think of Private School Choice?

10/31/2018
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A large survey of parents who make use of private school choice in Florida reveals that, yes, parents really do like school choice. Jason Bedrick of EdChoice comments.

Duration:00:09:20

Trump Claims Power to End Birthright Citizenship

10/30/2018
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The President may not understand the substantive requirements to alter the Constitution, but his desire to end birthright citizenship with a mere executive order is wrongheaded for a number of other reasons, as well. Alex Nowrasteh comments.

Duration:00:09:55

Regressive Regulation and Economic Opportunity

10/29/2018
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Regulations that disproportionately harm the poor should get special scrutiny. Cato's Ryan Bourne and Vanessa Brown Calder joined Diane Katz of the Heritage Foundation for a live Cato Daily Podcast at Cato Club 200.

Duration:00:26:13

U.S. Plans to Abandon Nuclear Treaties

10/26/2018
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Nuclear nonproliferation has long been viewed as an admirable goal. Is there a security benefit to casting aside agreements that limited the U.S. nuclear arsenal? Caroline Dorminey and Eric Gomez discuss the likely end of some longstanding limits on nuclear weapons.

Duration:00:12:20

Impeach Kavanaugh?

10/25/2018
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What's the history of impeachment of judges, specifically justices of the Supreme Court? And what are the specific claims people would use to impeach Brett Kavanaugh? Gene Healy comments.

Duration:00:11:50

Does Trump Have a Trade Strategy?

10/24/2018
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It's hard to figure just what the White House believes are the long-term benefits of trade protectionism and stunted trade deals? Simon Lester comments.

Duration:00:10:29

Have Republicans Given Up on Limited Government?

10/23/2018
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Given Congressional Republicans' abdication on the nuts and bolts of limited government, does the GOP deserve an electoral beat-down in November? Republican U.S. Representative Mark Sanford comments.

Duration:00:13:10

Defending Free Speech in the 21st Century

10/22/2018
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Big internet platforms for speech are privately owned, but those who would pressure private firms to restrict speech are often the same people who would substantially restrict the rights of people to speak. John Samples and Emily Ekins discuss how Americans think about free speech today and ways to defend it in the modern age. We spoke at Cato Club 200 in Middleburg, Virginia.

Duration:00:28:30