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In his new book, No Place to Hide, Glenn Greenwald traces the discovery and extent of the massive surveillance apparatus constructed by the National Security Agency.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/WPLOr9OsJrs" height="1" width="1" />
Lawsuits challenging Obamacare are once again reaching the nation’s highest courts.Beyond the Individual Mandate: The Obamacare “Tax” Is Still Unconstitutional<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/p3bxloSSN30" height="1" width="1" />
Smoking is bad for you, but what about the guy next to you? And why are public health experts seemingly just as concerned about e-cigarettes as the real thing?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/efYZ7uKPp6w" height="1" width="1" />
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Reforming our system of copyrights is needed now more than ever.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/U3WoCcTGW_M" height="1" width="1" />
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 ...
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