Cato Daily Podcast: Episodes

The uncertain march to war in Iraq and Syria continues. Christopher Preble comments on John Kerry's testimony and the dubious authority underlying the President's war plans.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/XVqqpD_l3m0" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Europe's banks have been pushed around by regulators, leading to shrinking credit for businesses and a weaker economy. Steve Hanke explains.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/yaen_2z8Gxc" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
There are immigration reforms that the President and the incoming Congress can agree to implement. Alex Nowrasteh explains.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/R1bu1Sdk96s" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Lawrence Lessig's Mayday PAC was supposed to bring about the end of superPACs. Instead, it may have violated some of the least complicated elements of campaign finance regulation. David Keating of the Center for Competitive Politics comments.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/_7W43dzO-xE" ...
Public choice economics came at a critical time, when trust in government was increasing. The insights of that field should make us all less trusting of broad governmental solutions, according to Don Boudreaux.

"Why Government Fails and Why Ideas Matter," Cato Policy Report, November/December 2014<img ...
Another hidden gift inside the Affordable Care Act: mandatory calorie labeling for many restaurant menus. Walter Olson comments on the complications and potential unintended consequences of such a mandate.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/nMHr4mcTBkE" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
When the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad nine years ago, Denmark found itself at the center of a global battle about the freedom of speech. Flemming Rose is author of The Tyranny of Silence.The Tyranny of Silence Cato Book ForumThe Tyranny of Silence Cato ...
Fossil fuels have driven human progress and dramatically reduced grinding poverty, says Alex Epstein. That's a hard pill for many people to swallow.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/mZTcDJQbs3w" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
A somewhat surprising vote in the U.S. Senate on reining in surveillance authorities. Patrick Eddington argues that the struggle for oversight of the National Security Agency continues.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/fIiu4-zQM-k" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
A surprise win for Klaus Johannis should signal optimism in the European Union, says Dalibor Rohac.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/0TzPcwhgrbc" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Before the Great Depression, there was the Great Forgotten Depression. It's worth remembering, says author James Grant.

The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/FsJZ3aB6GmY" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
President Obama may move soon to begin delaying deportations among other immigration reforms. Members of Congress have vowed a fight. Alex Nowrasteh evaluates the President's options.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/aqDJgFYFBHA" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
In some modern industries, it's hard to separate the bootlegger from the baptist. Adam Smith, coauthor of Bootleggers and Baptists, says the marijuana industry offers some interesting case studies.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/iHy9NXzfP7c" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
How will the new Congress deal with surveillance issues? Cato's Patrick G. Eddington is optimistic.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/lu3lxiDv8YM" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Should the market for telecommunication services be treated like your old rotary dial phone? Berin Szoka with TechFreedom comments.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/sg0Exr0aeEA" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Sait Matty Jaw is a lecturer at the University of the Gambia. He has not been seen since his arrest by the government's secret police last week. Casey Given from Students for Liberty provides an update.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/eUnbmwSkQ9A" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Kevin Dowd, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, is not high on bitcoin. He considers the cryptocurrency a "sell" in its present incarnation. He spoke at the Cato Institute's 32nd Annual Monetary Conference.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/fWtRDRt_q18" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
The War on Drugs has devalued discretion for police officers. Neill Franklin of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition comments.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/B_Dp3GxiVzU" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Adam Smith's other book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, is often neglected. Author and economist Russ Roberts says it's an important and valuable guide to important parts of our lives. His new book is How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/eQGXj45VvxU" ...
Cato's David Boaz and John Samples evaluate the 2014 elections and prospects for a more libertarian public policy in the coming years.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/tyN5wHNRAak" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
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