Cato Daily Podcast: Episodes

Reining in certain NSA abuses is now closer to reality.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/7WqCgMmBTho" height="1" width="1" />
The technocratic approach to ending global poverty favored by development experts often strengthens authoritarian governments and neglects or undermines the preferences and personal choices of poor people.

The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/InfQMmUUctY" ...
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If you want to know why so many Defense Department projects are behind schedule and over budget, follow the incentives.

http://www.cato.org/blog/dods-misaligned-incentives<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/GlErIqiZP6A" height="1" width="1" />
Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/zvYgKksOKSY" height="1" width="1" />
Military interventions, even when driven by humanitarian concerns, should be judged by their actual consequences.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/_LE0TnIoB-8" height="1" width="1" />
The cost of higher education continues to rise, but that’s not the case everywhere. Some schools are providing low-cost four-year degrees, all without large-scale subsidies.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/Rcyfk14YCho" height="1" width="1" />
President Obama is conventional with regard to government secrecy, even on matters of when and where the President may unilaterally order the execution of Americans. This comes despite claims that his administration would be "the most transparent" in history. Cato Vice President Gene Healy provides details.<img ...
India has made great strides in human well being, but much remains to be done to bring millions more out of poverty. Which states are leading on measures of economic freedom and good governance?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/GtEqlAY6L8A" height="1" width="1" />
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens would alter the Constitution in a few ways. He specifically wants to make adjustments to the First and Second Amendments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/A05fv5bsy9A" height="1" width="1" />
The impulse to trust experts and vest them with the power to make decisions for us gives rise to central planning's worst abuses. It's a powerful impulse that freedom's champions must work to overcome.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/waxSOy0JRAY" height="1" width="1" />
Nonprofit universities make money, but they expense those profits away in various ways that don't help students or taxpayers.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/MCV_L4cp_Ok" height="1" width="1" />
The next head of the Department of Health and Human Services will wield more power than predecessor Kathleen Sebelius<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/Xqj_tyre4nU" height="1" width="1" />
Social Security regrets its sins-of-the-fathers grab at grown kids' tax refunds. The plan would have allowed the government to claw back sometimes decades-old overpayments at the expense of the recipients' children. What comes next?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/_xuw86YldQ4" ...
The Internal Revenue Service is trying to license tax preparers without approval from Congress. If the scheme is allowed to continue, small tax preparers could be put out of business. That may be just fine with big box providers like H&amp;R Block. Dan Alban represents some of these tax preparers in ...
Change is coming to higher education, but it won't be easy and it won't be popular. Glenn Reynolds argues that decades of federal subsidies and piles of student debt have not given us better outcomes for students.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/52CTeELbs4E" height="1" width="1" />
An improved standard of living depends on experimentation with new ideas, but politicians always seem to insist that innovators seek permission first. Author Adam Thierer argues they have it precisely backwards.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/e0RyrbW2FFw" height="1" width="1" />
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his Fidesz party emerged victorious in elections there, but the swelling concentration of power into his office has been troubling to more than just his opposition. An ultranationalist, anti-Semitic party also made large gains in the parliament.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/pRZipJ9YhA0" ...
The Federal Reserve's record over the past century includes the Great Depression, the Great Inflation and the Financial Crisis in 2008. Is it time for a monetary commission to examine the Fed's record in greater detail?

Event: The Fed’s 100th Anniversary and the Case for a Centennial Monetary Commission<img ...
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac contributed mightily to the financial crisis. The bailouts delivered to Fannie and Freddie were much larger than those received by many other financial firms, but opposition remains to winding the two firms down.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/9zZwlP_gZA8" ...
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