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Washington, DC

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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 Next State to Adopt Scholarship Tax Credits Is …

9/22/2017
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What's the record for scholarship tax credits and other school choice programs so far? Jason Bedrick of EdChoice discusses the most recent changes.

Duration: 00:15:56


Big Government Crowds out Voluntary Disaster Relief

9/21/2017
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How do the feds crowd out disaster relief from friends, neighbors, industry, and even other states? Chris Edwards comments.

Duration: 00:07:09


Freedom of Religion vs. the War on Drugs

9/20/2017
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Courts should defer to groups that want to use drugs in their religious practice. Eric Sterling of The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation provides a brief history of drug laws versus religious liberty.

Duration: 00:19:46


Americans Distrust Wall Street and Its Regulators

9/19/2017
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Americans don't trust either financial firms associated with Wall Street or the regulators who are trying to control financial firms' activities. Thaya Brook Knight and Emily Ekins discuss the findings of a new Cato Institute survey.

Duration: 00:14:09


‘Medicare for Some’ Isn’t Exactly Great

9/18/2017
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It's not even clear that "Medicare for Some" is a good idea, let alone "Medicare for All.” Michael F. Cannon comments.

Duration: 00:13:24


The Fiscal Pitch for State-Level Criminal Justice Reform

9/15/2017
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The cost to public safety of reducing spending on criminal justice programs can be effectively zero. That's according to Sal Nuzzo of the James Madison Institute.

Duration: 00:12:36


Why September 14, 2001 Matters

9/14/2017
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After 16 years of war, it's time to reckon with the less-appreciated anniversary of September 14, 2001, when Congress gave the President a relatively open-ended power to make war. Gene Healy explains why.

Duration: 00:11:19


How States Should Respond to Opioid Crisis

9/13/2017
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Is heavy-handed punishment a particularly good way to handle the opioid crisis? I spoke with Greg Newburn of Families Against Mandatory Minimums at the State Policy Network Annual Meeting in San Antonio.

Duration: 00:13:52


The Other Monuments Problem

9/12/2017
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The naming of national monuments creates a few underappreciated problems. Hannah Downey of the Property and Environment Research Center comments.

Duration: 00:08:45


Market Anarchy in Utah (You Know, for Kids!)

9/8/2017
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Utah has removed many of the pointless licensing requirements for businesses operated by minors. Connor Boyack of the Libertas Institute discusses the importance of giving kids a taste of truly free enterprise.

Duration: 00:09:52


Resolving the Tullock Paradox

9/7/2017
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Why is there so little rent seeking? Is rent seeking itself still misunderstood? Matthew Mitchell of the Mercatus Center discussed the issue at FEECon in June.

Duration: 00:17:03


A Fraught Case for Exiting the Iran Nuclear Deal

9/6/2017
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United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley’s public pitch explaining the problems of the Iran nuclear deal spent precious little energy discussing what happens if the U.S. exits the deal. Emma Ashford evaluates the arguments.

Duration: 00:13:44


Trump Will ‘Wind Down’ DACA

9/5/2017
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The White House will end President Obama's Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA), but Jeff Sessions' defense of ending DACA on policy grounds misunderstands immigration almost entirely. Alex Nowrasteh comments.

Duration: 00:10:07


The Coming Debt Fight

9/1/2017
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Choosing the size of the national debt is a fight worth having. So why doesn't anyone want to have it? Michael Tanner comments.

Duration: 00:06:58


A Debt against the Living

9/1/2017
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Ilan Wurman is author of A Debt against the Living.

Duration: 00:22:42


Carpenter v. United States

8/31/2017
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The Supreme Court has an opportunity to change how governments may track Americans. Jim Harper comments.

Duration: 00:15:10


Trump Moves to Accelerate Militarization of Cops

8/29/2017
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The Obama White House narrowed the scope of military gear that could be distributed to local police forces. The Trump White House has undone those small restrictions. Clark Neily and Adam Bates discuss the change.

Duration: 00:13:38


A Balanced Threat Assessment of China’s South China Sea Policy

8/28/2017
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What does the U.S. gain by risking war in the South China Sea? Not much, according to "A Balanced Threat Assessment of China’s South China Sea Policy," a new Cato Institute paper. John Glaser and Eric Gomez comment on the dispute.

Duration: 00:10:32


End Pot (Research) Prohibition

8/26/2017
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Marijuana is legal to consume in a handful of states. So why is researching marijuana virtually impossible? Trevor Burrus discusses the federal role in prohibiting pot research.

Duration: 00:13:38


The Paradox of Tolerance

8/25/2017
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How do we tolerate intolerance? Jason Kuznicki comments.

Duration: 00:12:30

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