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The militarization of local police didn't happen overnight. It took decades. Trevor Burrus explains.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/TTEeaOGOaYY" height="1" width="1" />
After critics loudly condemned the militarized response of Ferguson, Missouri police to local protestors, the situation has calmed. Now the focus should shift to reforms to federal programs that subsidize militarization of local police. Tim Lynch explains.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/2OM0kHbyMMo" ...
Americans are now getting a clear picture of what militarized local policing looks like. Following the killing of an unarmed teenager in Missouri, the extreme tactics used by police there are truly breathtaking. Walter Olson comments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/3Y4Zz69TlkU" ...
The United States launches airstrikes in Iraq based on authority granted in 2002 as the terrorists attack civilians in the country. Chris Preble evaluates the unfolding situation.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/tysv6zjDMnU" height="1" width="1" />
Senator Thad Cochran's inspection proposal would penalize foreign producers of catfish and raise prices in the U.S. Bill Watson comments.

The Farm Bill Came Surprisingly Close to Fixing Some Protectionist Regulations<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/SUiQxEgI_pA" height="1" width="1" />
Lawsuits are now challenging the institution of teacher tenure. Neal McCluskey comments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/h2lyJPn3Xrs" height="1" width="1" />
A National Labor Relations Board ruling could pave the way for unionization of workers at franchised establishments, but it would also punish companies that adopt the franchise model. Walter Olson analyzes the ruling.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/l0US2sVJ7S8" height="1" width="1" />
The real value of so-called "sharing economy" peer-to-peer software applications may be helping those in the developing world develop capital in the face of government mandates. Matthew Feeney comments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/UXirsThBFfs" height="1" width="1" />
The rise of Africa's economy will hinge on domestic governance reforms and free trade, not continued government aid. Dalibor Rohac comments on the President's summit with African leaders.

Sustaining the Economic Rise of Africa, Economic Development Bulletin (No. 22)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/duzH24zCImI" ...
The impact of climate change will be easier to handle in a wealthier world. So how much global GDP be devoted to the problem? Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger comments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/OvFZ-Y01254" height="1" width="1" />
U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) discusses federal regulation of hemp, polling on marijuana reform, reasserting the Second Amendment in D.C. and the legislative effort to curtail the National Security Agency's sweeping data collection practices.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/6PO39JVahM0" ...
Civil asset forfeiture turns "innocent until proven guilty" on its head. It rewards predatory policing and perverts law enforcement priorities. Scott Bullock of the Institute for Justice talks about reform efforts.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/XDJjiIVp-y0" height="1" width="1" />
By what authority in the Constitution does the federal Drug War exist? Roger Pilon has an answer.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/O8PXBhwvUEo" height="1" width="1" />
A federal judge in the case of Palmer v. D.C. has ruled that the District of Columbia's complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional. Alan Gura is the attorney on the case.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/0-jPFlwvRlc" height="1" width="1" />
Occupational licensing boards demand that hair braiders either spend thousands of dollars and hours to become cosmetologists or be put out of business. Paul Avelar with the Institute for Justice is challenging those requirements.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/av13cRtoyWM" ...
Policy arguments over immigration focus almost solely on those who arrive illegally. What's the right number of legal immigrants? Tim Kane of the Hoover Institution put that question to a group of scholars.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/xJ6olzRy9aE" height="1" width="1" />
Sentencing reforms approved by the U.S. Sentencing Commission will become retroactive, affecting tens of thousands of prisoners. Molly Gill of Families Against Mandatory Minimums comments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/QbPWWim1CLk" height="1" width="1" />
A win for the plaintiffs in the case of Halbig v. Burwell would free a quarter million employers and 57 million workers from ObamaCare mandates. Michael F. Cannon explains.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/bg5SNF-maWw" height="1" width="1" />
Even some fans of national education standards no longer support Common Core. Neal McCluskey, author of Feds in the Classroom, offers his thoughts.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/JzjbVsFZi0Q" height="1" width="1" />
The Federal Reserve has assumed new powers in recent years. At the agency's 100th anniversary, Mark Calabria evaluates the calls for reining in the Fed.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/3w-e6X5LllM" height="1" width="1" />
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