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The Cato Daily Podcast allows experts and scholars affiliated with the Cato Institute to comment on relevant news in a conversational, informal manner. By presenting issues in a concise and engaging way, the podcast invites listeners to rethink their assumptions about liberty and the proper role of government.

The Cato Daily Podcast allows experts and scholars affiliated with the Cato Institute to comment on relevant news in a conversational, informal manner. By presenting issues in a concise and engaging way, the podcast invites listeners to rethink their assumptions about liberty and the proper role of government.
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The Cato Daily Podcast allows experts and scholars affiliated with the Cato Institute to comment on relevant news in a conversational, informal manner. By presenting issues in a concise and engaging way, the podcast invites listeners to rethink their assumptions about liberty and the proper role of government.

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Episodes

Neoliberalism 101

5/17/2019
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Neoliberalism has a long history, and yet neoliberals think about many issues very differently than libertarians do. Jeremiah Johnson directs policy at the Neoliberal Project. And yes, this is a crossover episode.

Duration:00:36:14

How Congress Could Legalize Immigrants

5/17/2019
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A new Cato paper details several ways Congress could legalize immigrants. Alex Nowrasteh and David Bier comment for the latest edition of Cato Audio.

Duration:00:28:59

Facebook, Content Moderation, and Free Expression

5/15/2019
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At the Cato Institute's city seminar in San Francisco last month, John Samples discussed the challenge of respecting the values of free expression while moderating content on a massive platform.

Duration:00:25:57

A Bankrupt Plan to Cap Credit Card Interest

5/14/2019
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A new proposal would likely sharply curtail the issuance of credit cards and the extension of unsubsidized credit to lower-income people. Diego Zuluaga comments.

Duration:00:13:32

Watering the Tree of Liberty Today

5/13/2019
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What does the struggle for liberty look like today? Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed some of his ideas at the Cato Institute Benefactor Summit in April.

Duration:00:26:56

Considering the 'New START' for Nuclear Arms Reduction

5/10/2019
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Will the Trump Administration have enough time, or interest, in nuclear arms reductions before 2020? Eric Gomez discusses what's driving the discussions surrounding the New START treaty.

Duration:00:13:49

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and the Regulatory Challenge

5/9/2019
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At a live recording of the Cato Daily Podcast in San Francisco, Cato's Diego Zuluaga and Matthew Feeney explored the costs and benefits of a relatively unregulated cryptocurrency marketplace.

Duration:00:17:42

What Does the U.S. Expect to Get with 'Maximum Pressure' on Iran?

5/8/2019
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The "maximum pressure" being applied to Iran is definitely costly to the U.S. and its allies, so we should expect to get a lot out of the policy, right? Emma Ashford and John Glaser explain why that's less than clear.

Duration:00:09:15

A Risk Analysis of Foreign and Native-Born Terrorists

5/7/2019
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The Trump Administration has ratcheted up rhetoric on the threat of terrorism on U.S. soil, calling for costly policy changes to foil foreign-born terrorism. The data don't support the claims. Alex Nowrasteh comments.

Duration:00:06:01

Trump Threatens More Tariffs on Chinese Goods

5/6/2019
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New threats of heightened tariffs may further complicate efforts to resolving trade relations with China. Dan Ikenson discusses what that means for Americans.

Duration:00:10:38

The Politics on the Ground over School Choice

4/30/2019
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As founder and head of schools of Capital Prep schools, Steve Perry knows how school choice works, and the bankrupt politics that inhibit educational freedom.

Duration:00:38:17

The Telegraph As Technological Singularity

4/29/2019
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The telegraph was supposed to liberate humanity. So what happened? Historian Anthony Comegna explains.

Duration:00:15:55

Donald Trump: Standing on the Shoulders of Tyrants

4/25/2019
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How does the Trump record of aggrandizing the Oval Office compare to his predecessors? Cato's Gene Healy details his case in a new article in Reason.

Duration:00:11:14

Congress Should Consider Impeachment More Often

4/24/2019
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Impeachable offenses aren't merely what members of the House agree they are. It's a substantial authority with some clear guidelines. One problem is, according to former Obama White House Counsel Bob Bauer, Congress is too afraid to launch inquiries.

Duration:00:11:33

The Mueller Report Is Out (Mostly)

4/23/2019
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The long-awaited Mueller report into Russian meddling in U.S. elections is now available in a redacted form. Julian Sanchez discusses what's new in the report and how Congress could use the information.

Duration:00:13:23

Trump Imposes A Bad Deal on Major League Baseball

4/19/2019
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A deal that would have made it easier for Cuban baseball players to join MLB has been nixed by the Trump Administration. Dara Lind, a senior correspondent at Vox, discusses the change.

Duration:00:14:41

Educational Freedom, Teacher Sickouts, and Bloated Higher Ed

4/18/2019
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At the Cato Institute's Benefactor Summit, Neal McCluskey and Corey DeAngelis discussed the bloat and expense of modern higher ed, the data on school choice options, and why choice is second-best to educational freedom.

Duration:00:25:30

Devin Nunes Has a Cow

4/17/2019
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California Congressman Devin Nunes is suing Twitter for facilitating what he calls defamatory comments about him. He's also suing political strategist Liz Mair. Mair says Nunes doesn't understand how civil liberties work.

Duration:00:07:42

Antitrust and Big Tech

4/16/2019
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The benefits and rationale for subjecting large tech firms to antitrust claims seem less clear than the costs, according to Kristian Stout with the International Center for for Law and Economics.

Duration:00:14:10

Trump's Planned Drawdown in Afghanistan Is a Good Sign

4/15/2019
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Between the start of talks with the Taliban and moving forward with plans to draw down U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Donald Trump deserves some credit. Emma Ashford explains why.

Duration:00:07:58