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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

The Perverse Effects of Banning Flavored Vaping Products

9/17/2019
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Would a prohibition on flavored vaping products be a net-negative in reducing smoking-related illness? Jeffrey Miron discusses the apparent White House plan to ban flavors of vaping products.

Duration:00:09:11

Attack in Saudi Arabia Inspires U.S. Drumbeat for War with Iran

9/16/2019
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The attack on a Saudi oil facility has many in the Trump Administration pushing for a U.S. response. John Glaser and Doug Bandow say the U.S. ought to stay out of another Saudi-led war.

Duration:00:08:38

Trump White House Mulls Monitoring the Mentally Ill for Future Violence

9/16/2019
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The White House’s potential plan to use consumer tech to monitor those deemed mentally ill for potential violence already has some bipartisan support. The problem is that it won't work. Julian Sanchez comments.

Duration:00:12:45

San Francisco Deems NRA a Terrorist Group

9/13/2019
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Why take seriously San Francisco's declaration that the National Rifle Association is a domestic terror group? Walter Olson explains.

Duration:00:07:04

What Do Democrats Running for President Want from Criminal Justice Reform?

9/12/2019
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A few Democratic candidates running for President have flagged the police protection known as qualified immunity as worthy of reform. Clark Neily discusses the various criminal justice proposals offered by Democratic White House hopefuls.

Duration:00:13:11

Challenging the Friends of Endless War

9/11/2019
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Ending or sharply curtailing U.S.-led wars across the globe has popular support. How should that energy translate to action? Stephen Wertheim is a cofounder of the new Quincy Institute.

Duration:00:21:40

Bolton Ends Tenure as National Security Advisor

9/10/2019
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What opportunities for better foreign policy emerge in John Bolton's departure from the White House? Eric Gomez and Chris Preble comment.

Duration:00:11:51

A Case for Worrying about America’s Low Fertility Rates

9/9/2019
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Lyman Stone argues that, yes, even libertarians should care about the policies that affect fertility rates. Stone is a senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies.

Duration:00:17:58

School Choice and Segregation

9/6/2019
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Are school choice advocates indifferent to segregation? Neal McCluskey counters the new/old argument against school choice.

Duration:00:13:41

Will Changes to Overtime Pay Actually Help Workers?

9/5/2019
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There may be some benefit to expanding the pay rates at which workers are eligible for overtime, but Ryan Bourne argues those benefits will be short term.

Duration:00:12:30

Can the President Order Companies to Stop Doing Business in China?

9/4/2019
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A presidential tweet ordered American companies to begin looking away from China for trade. What's the legal basis for such a claim? Gene Healy comments.

Duration:00:18:10

A Conservative Evaluation of Conservative Nationalism

9/3/2019
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What do conservatives think of the emerging nationalist conservatism that rejects much of recent decades of conservative and libertarian thinking? Richard Reinsch of Law and Liberty gives his assessment.

Duration:00:23:13

Property Rights as a Foundation for Conservation

9/2/2019
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Are property rights the enemy of conservation? Holly Fretwell of the Property and Environment Research Center comments.

Duration:00:11:44

Johnson & Johnson, Opioids, and Public Nuisance Law

8/31/2019
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Johnson & Johnson went to court to fight claims of its contribution to the "public nuisance" of the opioid crisis. They lost. Walter Olson discusses what public nuisance torts mean for future litigation.

Duration:00:10:44

Federal Rules and Housing Affordability

8/30/2019
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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has altered Obama-era federal housing rules. What does that mean for making housing more affordable and plentiful? Emily Hamilton of the Mercatus Center comments.

Duration:00:16:17

The Galling Push for a Student Debt Bailout

8/29/2019
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Leading Democratic presidential contenders want the feds to bail out students with school debt. What about the young people who made more modest choices? Christian Barnard of the Reason Foundation comments.

Duration:00:10:34

Trump’s "Flimsy" Steel Tariffs Challenged

8/28/2019
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A case in federal court challenge the Trump Administration over steel tariffs. Cato's Simon Lester and Will Yeatman comment.

Duration:00:13:11

What Could Cause the Next Housing Crash?

8/27/2019
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Are rules governing housing finance setting the stage for the next crash? If so, what ought to change? Diego Zuluaga comments.

Duration:00:19:32

Farewell to the Cadillac Tax on Health Plans?

8/26/2019
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Like the promise of Medicare cuts, the so-called "Cadillac Tax" on health plans was probably never going to last long. David Hyman explains why.

Duration:00:13:41

The Weak Conservative Case for Industrial Policy

8/23/2019
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Nationalist conservatives like Oren Cass are pushing industrial policy. Ryan Bourne says the case for this manufacturing-focused industrial policy is weak.

Duration:00:11:36