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The intellectual traditions of conservatism and socialism, oddly enough, owe much to classical liberalism. So says Brian Doherty, author of Radicals for Capitalism. He spoke at this year's Cato University.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/3KGGB_aXwrQ" height="1" width="1" />
Devolving state power and money to local governments and people drives growth and fosters self-government. Greg Lawson from the Buckeye Institute discusses how to make it happen.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/Yx1ftacn2lQ" height="1" width="1" />
Judges are beginning to question the on-the-books legal protections assigned to state pensions, especially when those protections conflict with other laws. Eileen Norcross studies pensions at the Mercatus Center.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/l2V7wf3FDQ8" height="1" width="1" />
Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation describes the impact of New Mexico's dependence on federal largesse.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/aWINlhEELec" height="1" width="1" />
Ed Whelan corrects the record and reviews the Supreme Court's narrow Hobby Lobby decision.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/A-vlOkhFks0" height="1" width="1" />
Leonard Liggio was an important pillar in the modern libertarian movement and someone who connected modern libertarian ideas with their historical antecedents. Tom G. Palmer comments on Liggio's impact on ideas and libertarianism.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/xmj-dh_GFD8" ...
How do states hand out special benefits in the tax code? William Freeland from the American Legislative Exchange Council provides some notable examples and avenues for reform.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/Byu-kwnTQeY" height="1" width="1" />
The "Bootlegger and Baptist" theory, a public-choice theory developed more than 30 years ago, holds that for a regulation to emerge and endure, both the "bootleggers," who seek to obtain private benefits from the regulation, and the "Baptists," who seek to serve the public interest, must support the ...
What happens after so-called right-to-work legislation passes? Joe Lehman of the Mackinac Center details the experience in Michigan.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/pEuXNaOI8jE" height="1" width="1" />
Conservatives broadly believe in law and order, but the death penalty as an institution has clearly failed. Marc Hyden with Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty says it's time for government-run executions to end.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/KiygZCf89d4" height="1" ...
The public broadly wants to shift the power to make key political decisions away from the federal government to state governments. John Samples discusses the public's developing appetite for federalism.

Public Attitudes toward Federalism: The Public's Preference for Renewed Federalism<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/IUnhdoPMau8" ...
We have entered a time where the backdrop for debates about executive power is endless war. Gene Healy comments on the President's assertions of nearly unlimited war powers.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/nsLUnYbRK6o" height="1" width="1" />
"Disinvitation season" for commencement speakers has become something of a hallmark of the college experience in recent years. Greg Lukianoff of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education explains in his new essay, "Freedom from Speech."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/dpBjsymwVH8" ...
A judge in Florida has turned back a union challenge to education savings accounts for special needs children. Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute comments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/p5GTv66cD-c" height="1" width="1" />
Colorado is one of two U.S. states that has relegalized marijuana. How is the experiment going? Jon Caldara of Colorado's Independence Institute comments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/wFVtNTndwmA" height="1" width="1" />
Many state pension funds are still in dire financial condition. The case for reform is stronger than ever. Lance Christensen with the Reason Foundation talks about how lawmakers can ask fund managers and actuaries the right questions.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/--P1HGG1kyY" ...
Harsh sentencing laws that gives judges no discretion can effectively destroy whole families. Greg Newburn of Families Against Mandatory Minimums discusses a few recent cases.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/tDGLUYXVYDQ" height="1" width="1" />
The Supreme Court spoke clearly on police searches of cellphones incident to arrest. Jim Harper discusses the twin cases that brought about the ruling.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/ZU44JIX9MxE" height="1" width="1" />
Serious or not, the U.S. Senate leadership's attempt at curbing political speech would have dramatically reduced the range of political debate. Allen Dickerson of the Center for Competitive Politics comments on the failed amendment to the Constitution.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/g0p_wwBTuDk" ...
McCutcheon v. FEC has been maligned and misunderstood. Nadine Strossen sets the record straight on an important First Amendment Supreme Court ruling.

13th Annual Constitution Day<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/rw9fIdLQ6wE" height="1" width="1" />
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