Cato Daily Podcast: Episodes

Edward Glaeser argues that too little attention is paid to land-use regulation when it comes to promoting economic growth.

From "The Future of U.S. Economic Growth" conference.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/-xobOE1Zy6U" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Does the 14th Amendment require states to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states? Can states prohibit same-sex marriage at all? The Supreme Court will have its say this year. Ilya Shapiro comments.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/Zn56iEW9hCg" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has halted so-called "equitable sharing" seizures undertaken by federal agencies. Tim Lynch says the move should be just the first step toward ending civil asset forfeiture entirely.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/D95N_YQplz8" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Should science and research be considered public goods? Terence Kealey argues on behalf of leaving science to the private sector.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/h1c_hwegOXw" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
How do prosecutors negotiate with corporations when they file charges? Brandon Garrett is author of Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations.Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations (Cato Book Forum)<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/BBUQYFs5BLY" ...
A struggle to cut federal excise taxes on beer again reveals the strange ways we regulate alcohol. Michelle Minton comments.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/EkajqrTzWiQ" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
The best way for states to curb Obamacare is in simply rejecting the expansion of Medicaid. That according to Christie Herrera with the Foundation for Government Accountability.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/i3Tq-rYzT4Q" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Flemming Rose, in a conversation with Jonathan Rauch, describes his newspaper's decision to publish depictions of the prophet Mohammed and the firestorm that followed.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/0514gYQI_Do" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Former U.S. Senator James L. Buckley makes the case for ending subsidies to state and local governments.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/nNgia2vO6xk" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Steven Pinker puts human progress in perspective.If Everything Is Getting Better, Why Do We Remain So Pessimistic?<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/vcW1ShtPglg" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Divided government can mean smaller government. There are some reasons to be optimistic that government could shrink in 2015. Jonathan Bydlak of the Coalition to Reduce Spending offers his take.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/ogc7DmdLsxE" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
The National Security Agency left something under the tree: redacted accounts of some agency abuses over the last decade. Patrick Eddington comments.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/-W1f2hOSp7A" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
So-called 'ungoverned spaces' is the latest term of art for places where central governments don't reach. And for some technocrats and interventionists, the mere fact that spaces aren't governed is a problem. Jennifer Keister comments.

The Illusion of Chaos: Why Ungoverned Spaces Aren’t Ungoverned, ...
Sony will now issue The Interview in limited release, but there are clear lessons in the fight over the release of the film. Journalist Mary Katharine Ham discusses the strange and troubling precedent.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/vaSg3rT_veM" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Sanctions aren't meant to wreck an economy, but sometimes they contribute to an economy's decline anyway. Emma Ashford discusses the case of Russia.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/vkJncY2wCVs" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
There are good reasons to believe the fight between insiders and outsiders in both major parties will yield some more libertarian public policy. Reason Magazine's Peter Suderman comments on the fight over the so-called "CRomnibus."<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/FGvRrGdCFSs" height="1" ...
The Castro regime used the embargo as a scapegoat to blame America for the poor state of Cuba's economy and thus maintain a hold on power. Juan Carlos Hidalgo says there are good reasons to believe the Castros will now try to undermine these reforms.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/dCmlI7sb6hA" ...
President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will end its embargo with Cuba is welcome news according to Ian Vasquez, director of Cato's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/RpSElOwrZx8" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Do consumers carry higher credit balances than in years past and do they abuse credit now more than ever? Todd Zywicki, coauthor of Consumer Credit and the American Economy, says no.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/mzkB36Ctw70" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
The next Congress presents a unique opportunity for surveillance reform, according to Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.). Opening the the Cato Institute's conference on surveillance last week, Massie discussed the legislative challenges and opportunities.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/54JlRK3W2vw" ...
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