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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Location:

Washington, DC

Description:

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English

Contact:

1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20001-5403 (202)-842-0200


Episodes

Setting Trumpster Fires in Foreign Policy

11/23/2020
The lame duck Trump team appears to be working to stymie the Biden foreign policy agenda. John Glaser explains how. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:11:32

Trumpism and Tylerism Revisited

11/20/2020
Four years ago, Anthony Comegna argued that President John Tyler offered the greatest parallel to Donald Trump's presidency. As the Trump Administration winds down, Comegna argues that the parallels are as strong as ever. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:19:34

Government and Pandemics

11/19/2020
Governments have roles to play in a pandemic. But the roles that governments choose to play often turn out to fail or make matters worse. Tom Firey details his new Cato paper. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:18:45

Yet Another Challenge to Obamacare before SCOTUS

11/18/2020
How did Supreme Court justices receive the new case against Obamacare? Ilya Shapiro and Michael Cannon discuss the oral argument. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:15:24

SCOTUS Gives Hope for the Beginning of the End of Qualified Immunity

11/17/2020
Qualified immunity, the court invented doctrine that protects public officials from civil liability even in cases of egregious conduct, took a small hit at the Supreme Court recently. Jay Schweikert explains what it might mean long term. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:10:40

2020's Ephemeral Blue Wave and Persistent Polling Problems

11/16/2020
Do we really know anything more about voters than we did before Election Day this year? Why were polls again so bad at clearly predicting results? Emily Ekins explains. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:21:56

An Unnerving Shakeup at Pentagon and DHS

11/13/2020
The housecleaning at the top ranks of the Pentagon could have concerning implications, but it’s perhaps good news that we still don’t seem to know exactly why it happened. John Glaser and Eric Gomez comment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:13:04

Pfizer, Operation Warp Speed, and the Race for a Vaccine

11/13/2020
Pfizer is among the leaders in the development of a vaccine or COVID-19, but it did so without subsidy from the U.S. government. Terence Kealey describes why that matters. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:10:37

President-Elect Biden and the Freedom to Trade

11/11/2020
Partisan alignment over trade has become scrambled in the Trump years. Does a Biden Administration hold promise for enhancing free trade? Simon Lester and Dan Ikenson offer their assessments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:12:46

Election 2020 and the Virtues of Divided Government

11/10/2020
The news of this election and who controls what levers of federal power is a mixed bag, but divided government might be one bright spot for libertarians. Political strategist Liz Mair makes her case. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:17:45

Libertarians Spoiled 2020 for Donald Trump?

11/9/2020
In close races, any Libertarian candidate attracting enough votes can get tagged as a "spoiler." It's not clear that's what happened in 2020's race for the White House. David Boaz explains. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:12:46

Postal Banking: A Bad Idea That Is Very Much Alive

11/6/2020
Should the Postal Service hold your bank accounts? Should the Postal Service extend credit to Americans? You’ll be hearing more about this ideas soon enough. Diego Zuluaga explains the flaws in postal banking. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:11:35

Ballot Measures Legalize (Some) Freedom

11/5/2020
Voters in various states chose to legalize drugs, nullify labor regulations, and turn away tax hikes at the ballot box. Walter Olson details some of the initiatives on state ballots in 2020. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:13:55

In a Close Presidential Race, Send in the Lawyers

11/4/2020
The race for the White House is very close. What would this fight look like in courts? Ilya Shapiro comments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:10:04

Costs and Benefits of the Electoral College

11/3/2020
Some people claim the Electoral College, the method by which Americans choose a President, has racist origins, that it protects rural states at the expense of big cities, and that the institution should be replaced by a national popular vote. John Samples discusses the claims. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:25:27

The Antitrust Case against Google

11/2/2020
What is the substance of the antitrust case against Google? Geoffrey Manne of the International Center for Law & Economics evaluates the claims. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:22:32

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Executive Power

10/31/2020
The answers Joe Biden and Kamala Harris gave to a longstanding survey on executive power are less than promising for separation of powers. Gene Healy explains. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:19:11

Trump's Dubious Success at Cracking Down on Immigrants

10/30/2020
Whether you like it or not, Donald Trump has has broad success at limiting immigration flows into the United States. In doing so, economic costs are likely to follow. David Bier comments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:11:22

Will France's Response to Islamist Killings Backfire?

10/29/2020
The killing of a schoolteacher in France over the display of images of Muhammad has inspired outrage, but France's official response to it may ultimately fail to achieve its goal. Mustafa Akyol comments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:15:06

A Brutal Murder, Freedom of Speech, and Islamism in France

10/28/2020
Has France reacted appropriately to attacks that included the beheading of a schoolteacher over a kind of blasphemy? What are the implications for free expression there? Flemming Rose comments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:13:02