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The Cato Daily Podcast allows Cato Institute scholars and other commenters to discuss relevant news and libertarian thought in a conversational, informal manner. Hosted by Caleb O. Brown. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Cato Daily Podcast allows Cato Institute scholars and other commenters to discuss relevant news and libertarian thought in a conversational, informal manner. Hosted by Caleb O. Brown. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Location:

Washington, DC

Description:

The Cato Daily Podcast allows Cato Institute scholars and other commenters to discuss relevant news and libertarian thought in a conversational, informal manner. Hosted by Caleb O. Brown. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English

Contact:

1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20001-5403 (202)-842-0200


Episodes

The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics

2/24/2021
Statistics are typically meant to influence, and influence can be achieved with bad statistics. Tim Harford tries to help you discern truth from fiction in The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:19:07

Criminal Justice and "The Vanishing Trial"

2/23/2021
Why do so few defendants get their day in court? Kevin Ring of FAMM discusses The Vanishing Trial. You may also host a screening of the film. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:15:25

The COVID-19 State Budget Shortfall That Wasn’t

2/22/2021
State budgets didn't suffer the fate that was so widely predicted as COVID-19 began spreading throughout the U.S. Why? Logan Kolas of the Buckeye Institute and Chris Edwards comment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:10:35

The COVID-19 State Budget Shortfall That Wasn’t

2/22/2021
State budgets didn't suffer the fate that was so widely predicted as COVID-19 began spreading throughout the U.S. Why? Logan Kolas of the Buckeye Institute and Chris Edwards comment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:10:35

The Gray Wolf Is a Recovered Species, So Why Won't the Feds Say So?

2/20/2021
When species recover, the feds should remove them from the Endangered Species List. But that's not how it often works. Jonathan Wood of the Property and Environment Research Center comments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:10:09

Indiana Continues to Fight for Excessive Fines

2/19/2021
Despite a Supreme Court ruling nudging states in the other direction, Indiana is continuing its fight to lay excessive fines over small-time drug crimes. Sam Gedge with the Institute for Justice is representing Tyson Timbs against Indiana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:10:35

The Costs of Biden's Big Minimum Wage Boost

2/18/2021
The minimum wage debate is rekindled as the Biden Administration plans its push for $15 an hour. Chris Edwards and Ryan Bourne discuss the side-effects and drawbacks. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:12:16

Federal Regulation from Trump to Biden

2/17/2021
Tom Firey and Will Yeatman offer the soberest of sober assessments of the Trump regulatory record and a few thoughts on what's in store from Team Biden. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:17:23

Did Republicans Inoculate Future Presidents against Impeachment?

2/16/2021
The second impeachment trial for Donald Trump ended up considerably more bipartisan than the last one, but “Citizen Trump" was nonetheless acquitted. So, have Republicans helped set a kind-of precedent by not issuing a conviction? Gene Healy dissects the trial. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:24:16

Ben and Jerry and the Campaign to End Qualified Immunity

2/12/2021
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are the icons better known for Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Now they're focusing their notoriety on ending qualified immunity. Ben, Jerry, and Cato's Jay Schweikert comment on the campaign to end the powerful, court-invented doctrine that shields public officials from accountability. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:14:32

U.S. Marshals, Federal Task Forces, and Unaccountable Cops

2/11/2021
U.S. Marshals sometimes act like local police, but with more violence and less accountability. That's according to a new investigation led by the Marshall Project. Reining it in is no easy task, according to co-author Simone Weichselbaum. And the Marshals, like other federal cops, regularly deputize local cops. That makes accountability for misconduct even more difficult, according to Patrick Jaicomo, an attorney at the Institute for Justice. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:22:14

The Life and Death and Future Life of Fusionism

2/10/2021
"Fusionism," something of an ideological nonaggression pact between libertarians and conservatives, has fallen on hard times. Can it be reborn? Stephanie Slade of Reason discusses her new article on the subject. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:18:21

A Second Senate Trial for Donald Trump

2/9/2021
The President's second impeachment trial begins with most Republicans agreeing that the whole proceeding is a "sham" and is unconstitutional. Gene Healy describes the arguments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:23:49

Erdogan, Bogazici University, and the Struggle over Liberal Thought in Turkey

2/8/2021
The fight over leadership at Bogazici University in Turkey again shows how fragile academic freedom can be. Mustafa Akyol comments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:08:18

The Enduring Myth of Super Bowl Weekend Sex Trafficking

2/7/2021
The conflation of human trafficking and sex work is both destructive and counterproductive, and the Super Bowl offers another opportunity to end myths surrounding sex work. Sex worker advocate Kaytlin Bailey comments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:12:31

Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth

2/5/2021
Stuart Ritchie is author of Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:33:57

The Death Penalty’s Days are Numbered

2/5/2021
The Trump Administration rushed more than a dozen federal executions in its final months, but the death penalty itself is now historically unpopular even among conservatives. Hannah Cox with Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty discusses the broad trend away from support for one form of state-sanctioned killing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:12:52

Facial Recognition Tech and the Attack on the Capitol

2/3/2021
How free should law enforcement feel to make use of new investigative technology without permission from political authorities? Matthew Feeney and Patrick Eddington discuss facial recognition tech in the wake of last month's Capitol attack. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:15:13

The Big Short Squeeze and Regulating Markets (and Social Media)

2/2/2021
How will regulating stock trades change following last week's big short squeeze executed by retail traders? Jennifer Schulp and Matthew Feeney comment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:28:26

GameStop, AMC, Robinhood, and the Big Short Squeeze

1/30/2021
There are plenty of fingers pointing after a wild week on Wall Street that left hedge funds bloodied, traders exuberant, members of Congress signaling support for whoever the good guys might be, and trading platforms in a well-earned PR bind. Jennifer Schulp comments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:13:53