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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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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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English

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


Episodes

The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement

12/14/2017
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How is policing being changed by new technology? Andrew G. Ferguson is author of The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement.

Duration: 00:21:47


Protecting the Prairie Dog and Federal Overreach

12/13/2017
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Protecting species is often a complicated task. It doesn't help when the feds overreach. Reed Watson of the Property and Environment Research Center comments.

Duration: 00:08:28


Liberating Telemedicine

12/12/2017
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Many hurdles remain in place for innovation in the sphere of telemedicine. Shirley Svorny offers her thoughts in a new Cato paper, "Liberating Telemedicine: Options to Eliminate the State-Licensing Roadblock."

Duration: 00:13:23


Finally, An Audit for the Pentagon

12/11/2017
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Whatever turns up in a planned audit for the Pentagon won't address a larger problem: The U.S. military does too much in too many places. Still, it’s a good idea. Chris Preble discusses what an audit might reveal.

Duration: 00:12:33


A Proposed Ban on ‘Bump Stocks’ and State Reciprocity for Gun Permits

12/8/2017
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A ban on so-called "bump stocks" earned a surprise endorsement from some Republicans. As Congress considers a bump stock ban and the creation of state reciprocity of gun permits, Dave Kopel offers his thoughts.

Duration: 00:15:58


Oral Argument in the Case of Masterpiece Cakeshop

12/7/2017
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The arguments are varied in the case of the Masterpiece Cakeshop baker who refused a commission from a gay couple. What did the oral argument reveal? Ilya Shapiro comments.

Duration: 00:19:26


Will Tax Reform End the Individual Mandate?

12/6/2017
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One casualty of tax reform may be the mandate that hides the costs of Obamacare. Michael F. Cannon discusses the change.

Duration: 00:14:45


Police Snooping and Collins v. Virginia

12/5/2017
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In Collins v. Virginia, the Supreme Court has an opportunity to reaffirm that your home is truly your castle. Jay Schweikert the Cato Institute’s brief in the case.

Duration: 00:13:20


The Flynn Plea

12/2/2017
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What does it mean to be a "cooperating witness" in an FBI investigation, especially one looking into potential collusion between a campaign and the Russian government? Michael Flynn is finding that out. Clark Neily comments.

Duration: 00:12:06


The Proper Response to Russian Election Meddling

12/1/2017
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What's the best way to handle the continuing attempts by foreign governments to destabilize American institutions with social media and mere advertising? Flemming Rose discusses the importance of not taking the wrong lessons.

Duration: 00:16:02


The Trump Foreign Policy a Year Later

11/30/2017
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A year later, what does the Donald Trump foreign policy look like? Cato's Sahar Khan and John Glaser comment.

Duration: 00:22:14


The Continuing Fight over the Throne at CFPB

11/29/2017
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is less accountable than most federal agencies by design. That's in part why outgoing director Richard Cordray felt perfectly comfortable naming his own replacement. Thaya Brook Knight discusses the fight.

Duration: 00:11:56


Water Rights, Water Fights in the American West

11/28/2017
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In the American west, if you don't use your water rights, you can lose them. That's not a great plan for conserving water. Reed Watson of the Property and Environment Research Center comments.

Duration: 00:09:36


Eliminate the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

11/27/2017
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The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit is a subsidy to developers, and it's a credit that creates many opportunities for mischief. Chris Edwards and Vanessa Brown Calder discuss their new report on the subject.

Duration: 00:15:06


The Narrow Path of Fixing Health Insurance and Complying with Obamacare

11/24/2017
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Complying with Obamacare while innovating in health coverage is a difficult task, according Rea Hederman of the Buckeye Institute. We spoke at the State Policy Network annual meeting in San Antonio.

Duration: 00:11:10


The Rent Was Too Damn High (1830s Edition)

11/23/2017
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How did selective grants of corporate power culminate in a war on rent in New York in the 1830s and 1840s? Cato's Anthony Comegna explains.

Duration: 00:18:20


China’s Economic Slowdown and Institutional Change

11/22/2017
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Economist Charles Calomiris examines the relative strength of the Chinese economy in light of the country's economic slowdown, capital controls, and continued broad central planning.

Duration: 00:15:31


The New State of Occupational Licensing

11/21/2017
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Occupational licensing represents a potentially serious impediment to economic progress, and yet eliminating licenses is a long, laborious process. Lisa Knepper and Jennifer McDonald of the Institute for Justice discuss their License to Work report.

Duration: 00:15:43


The New Attempts to Restrict Bitcoin

11/20/2017
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Bitcoin's turbulent times have been driven in part by technical considerations and government attempts to crack down on the cryptocurrency. Will Luther, a professor of economics at Kenyon College, comments.

Duration: 00:11:13


Demographics and Monetary Policy

11/17/2017
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How do demographic trends interact with monetary policy? Would a change in the Fed's mandate change how the agency looks at demographics? Loretta J. Mester, President of the Cleveland Fed, comments.

Duration: 00:10:31

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