Cato Daily Podcast: Episodes

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Elections in the European Union have given authoritarian parties big wins.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/TFTkJA4dceE" height="1" width="1" />
From September 1989 to August 1991, Leszek Balcerowicz served as deputy prime minister and finance minister in Tadeusz Mazowiecki's administration, which was Eastern Europe's first noncommunist government since the end of World War II. He held those positions again from October 1997 to June 2000.

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Chess champion Garry Kasparov delivered the keynote address at the Cato Institute's biennial dinner for the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/ysQXQINv6DI" height="1" width="1" />
Balancing effective pain treatment for patients and obeying the law presents difficulties for physicians who receive precious little guidance from the feds.

Mugged by the State: When Regulators and Prosecutors Bully Citizens<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/XOS3gQV_og4" height="1" ...
Kevin and Rich Gates are fighting claims of fraud by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and they're doing so in broad daylight.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/vdA_4Y9xhas" height="1" width="1" />
It's been sixty years since school-based racial segregation was rejected by the Supreme Court.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/ICmVFqdTAWc" height="1" width="1" />
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 ...
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