Cato Daily Podcast: Episodes

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="" />
Voting is a more complicated and morally questionable endeavor than merely "making your voice heard." Aaron Powell explains.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/tFTz6c7vvhg" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
In his new book, Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court, Damon Root traces the libertarian approach to the proper role of government under the Constitution.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/pQhVvj0DLBI" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
The latest round of lawsuits surrounding the Affordable Care Act ask that the law be implemented as written. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt discusses his lawsuit.Pruitt, Halbig, King & Indiana: Is ObamaCare Once Again Headed to the Supreme Court?<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/Vgq8YM66zK0" ...
Certificate of need laws give incumbent businesses the ability to veto their competition. Matthew Mitchell of the Mercatus Center explores the history and economics of these laws.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/tXGLO50XqE0" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
The IRS is seizing the assets of business people, but then won't file criminal charges. Larry Salzman from the Institute for Justice is taking the agency to court.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/dIx_oIKtlKU" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Rand Paul seeks to separate himself from other Republicans (and Hillary Clinton) by offering restraint as a value in American foreign policy. Christopher A. Preble comments.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/Xrv-MgW3NI4" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
The threats to law enforcement posed by strong encryption seem to be at odds with the benefits encryption provides against threats to cybersecurity. Julian Sanchez comments.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/JXvPALjAh3M" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
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="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/3KGGB_aXwrQ" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
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="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/Yx1ftacn2lQ" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
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="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/l2V7wf3FDQ8" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation describes the impact of New Mexico's dependence on federal largesse.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/aWINlhEELec" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Ed Whelan corrects the record and reviews the Supreme Court's narrow Hobby Lobby decision.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/A-vlOkhFks0" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
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="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/xmj-dh_GFD8" height="1" ...
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="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/Byu-kwnTQeY" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
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 ...
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