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The Cato Daily Podcast allows Cato Institute scholars and other commenters to discuss relevant news and libertarian thought in a conversational, informal manner. Hosted by Caleb O. Brown.

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The Cato Daily Podcast allows Cato Institute scholars and other commenters to discuss relevant news and libertarian thought in a conversational, informal manner. Hosted by Caleb O. Brown.

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Thought provoking

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Wake up and open your mind.

A Favorite of mine

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I enjoy the short form and relaxed conversation. Views tend to be balanced.

iTunes Ratings

559 Ratings
Average Ratings
445
60
20
10
24

Thought provoking

By liber punk - Sep 11 2019
Read more
Wake up and open your mind.

A Favorite of mine

By Silviut - Aug 09 2019
Read more
I enjoy the short form and relaxed conversation. Views tend to be balanced.
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Cato Daily Podcast

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The Cato Daily Podcast allows Cato Institute scholars and other commenters to discuss relevant news and libertarian thought in a conversational, informal manner. Hosted by Caleb O. Brown.

Rank #1: Trump White House Mulls Monitoring the Mentally Ill for Future Violence

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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.

Sep 16 2019
20 mins
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Rank #2: San Francisco Deems NRA a Terrorist Group

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

Sep 13 2019
11 mins
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Rank #3: What Do Democrats Running for President Want from Criminal Justice Reform?

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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.

Sep 12 2019
13 mins
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Rank #4: Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump

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Many young protestors on college campuses appear intent on achieving something new: Ending campus debate on controversial ideas. Robby Soave is author of Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump.

Jun 27 2019
25 mins
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Rank #5: The Conservative Sensibility

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Rights precede government. That's the core of the American founding, and George F. Will argues that it's worth preserving. His new book is The Conservative Sensibility.

Jul 05 2019
14 mins
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Rank #6: Taking Conservative Nationalism Seriously

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The aims of national conservatism (or conservative nationalism) will differ based on who you ask, but it rejects a great deal of the conservatism of the last few decades, and libertarian thinking is among the ideologies in its crosshairs. Aaron Ross Powell and Stephanie Slade discuss why it should be taken seriously.

Aug 03 2019
23 mins
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Rank #7: What Is Postal Banking?

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Postal banking offered in financial reform legislation is a solution to a problem created by current interventions in the banking sector. So says Cato's Todd Zywicki.

Jun 14 2019
12 mins
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Rank #8: Is This Time Different? Schumpeter, the Tech Giants, and Monopoly Fatalism

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Remember MySpace? What about Kodak? These companies seemed to be unstoppable monopolies. So what happened? Ryan Bourne is author of the new Cato paper, "Is This Time Different? Schumpeter, the Tech Giants, and Monopoly Fatalism."

Jun 17 2019
14 mins
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Rank #9: Lofgren and Amash on Polarization, Civil Discourse, and Getting Things Done in Congress

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As civil discourse falters in the United States, House Democrat Zoe Lofgren and House independent Justin Amash discuss the process of lawmaking with Cato's Jeff Vanderslice. This was recorded on Capitol Hill at the Cato Institute's #SphereSummit held this week.

Jul 19 2019
28 mins
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Rank #10: The Growing Green Card Backlog

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Legal immigration is becoming more challenging. David Bier explains how in a new paper.
Jun 18 2019
16 mins
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Rank #11: What Will Trigger An American Debt Crisis?

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As the President and Congress push through another massive, debt-laden budget, deficits and debt continue to pile up. Chris Edwards discusses what might trigger an American debt crisis.

Jul 25 2019
11 mins
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Rank #12: The New Chicago Way: Lessons from Other Big Cities

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One of the ways Chicago is special is the way in which all power appears to flow out of the mayor's office. It causes massive and relatively intractable problems. It's not a problem of personalities, but of structure. Ed Bachrach and Austin Berg are authors of The New Chicago Way.

Jul 03 2019
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Rank #13: Challenging the Friends of Endless War

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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.

Sep 11 2019
35 mins
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Rank #14: Sen. Hawley's Bad Answer to Anti-Conservative Bias: License Speech Platforms

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In an attempt to take on what he calls "censorship" on big speech platforms online, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) would prefer to effectively compel big tech firms to secure federal licenses to operate. John Samples comments.

Jun 28 2019
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Rank #15: Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism

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In the land of the free, how has U.S. militarism changed domestic policing? Chris Coyne and Abigail Hall are authors of Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism.

Jul 02 2019
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Rank #16: Justin Amash and the Downtrodden Anti-War Conservatives

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Justin Amash's departure from the GOP means the continued fracturing of anti-war conservatives and libertarians. Jim Antle of The American Conservative comments.

Jul 12 2019
12 mins
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Rank #17: A Troubling Military Pageant in Washington

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The President's decision to flex military hardware at an Independence Day celebration is at odds with a commemoration of liberty. Chris Preble comments.

Jul 04 2019
6 mins
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Rank #18: American-Style Nationalism Past and Present

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Nationalism largely rejects individualism, and conservative nationalism is no different. Historian Anthony Comegna argues that "national purpose" is at best a misnomer.

Aug 17 2019
19 mins
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Rank #19: Double Jeopardy Alive and Well after Gamble

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The Supreme Court has given new life to a large exception to a Constitutional prohibition on double jeopardy. Ilya Shapiro and Clark Neily discuss the Gamble case.

Jun 21 2019
11 mins
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Rank #20: Public Access and Free Speech at SCOTUS

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In Manhattan Community Access Corporation v. Halleck, the Supreme Court affirms that private platforms are not state actors, and are therefore not subject to First Amendment constraints. Trevor Burrus comments.

Jun 19 2019
11 mins
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