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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

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

How Do Doctors Think about Harm Reduction?

4/13/2019
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Harm reduction isn’t an alien concept for doctors. The problem in the context of opioids is that the feds and states won’t get out of the way to let it happen. Jeff Singer comments.

Duration:00:14:17

A New Day Dawns for Trade in Africa

4/12/2019
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A new trade deal will dramatically reduce tariffs among participating countries in a new African trade zone. Alexander C. R. Hammond of African Liberty discusses the upside for regional trade.

Duration:00:08:20

Eisenhower’s Relevance to Peace, War, and Liberty Today

4/11/2019
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Eisenhower's presidency still has enduring lessons for prospects for peace and liberty today. Chris Preble, author of the forthcoming book, Peace, War, and Liberty, offers his thoughts. Related podcast: Peace, War, and Liberty: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy

Duration:00:11:10

Why Mark Zuckerberg Is Mistaken to Welcome Federal Regulation of Facebook

4/9/2019
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John Samples is author of the new Cato paper, "Why the Government Should Not Regulate Content Moderation of Social Media."

Duration:00:14:05

How Governments Seize Guns with 'Red Flag Laws'

4/8/2019
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Red flag laws are aimed at getting guns away from people who are at risk of suicide or crime. David Kopel explains the due process implications of these preemptive gun seizures. Related testimony: "Red Flag Laws: Examining Guidelines for State Action."

Duration:00:08:16

Cannabis and Opioid Overdoses

4/7/2019
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Can cannabis become a key player in stemming the tide of opioid overdoses? Adrianne Wilson-Poe is a neuroscientist who studies the potential of cannabis in the opioid overdose epidemic.

Duration:00:12:34

A Big-Spending Divided Congress

4/5/2019
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Will a divided Congress yield lower spending? Jonathan Bydlak of the Coalition to Reduce Spending comments.

Duration:00:13:38

How Supervised Injection Works for Heroin Users

4/4/2019
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Some heroin users have never injected the drug themselves, and other heroin users know nothing about how to inject safely. Darwin Fisher runs a supervised injection facility, Insite, in Vancouver, BC. He explains why safe injection matters.

Duration:00:17:28

Counting the Costs of a Trump Border Shutdown

4/3/2019
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The president says it would be a "money making operation" to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border, but that's simply not true. The costs would be enormous. Dan Ikenson and David Bier make the case.

Duration:00:14:41

How Does Heroin-Assisted Treatment Work?

4/2/2019
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Addiction to and dependence on heroin can create a cycle that consumes other parts of a person's life. Scott MacDonald is the lead physician at the Crosstown Clinic in Vancouver, Canada. The clinic provides, among other services, heroin-assisted treatment.

Duration:00:07:56

The Opioid Crisis Is Driven by Prohibition

4/1/2019
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Dr. Daniel Ciccarone says that in order to understand opioid use and abuse, we need to understand today's users in real time. Prohibition makes that understanding more difficult.

Duration:00:19:18

Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration

3/29/2019
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How does our criminal justice system fail, and why does it seem to do so systematically? Rachel Elise Barkow is author of Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration.

Duration:00:24:57

Data Privacy Protection for the Future

3/28/2019
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Data privacy is important, so why don't we treat it that way? Would more civil action against tech firms that misuse or fail to secure data help? Lindsey Barrett of the Georgetown University Law Center comments.

Duration:00:15:42

Gullible Superpower: U.S. Support for Bogus Foreign Democratic Movements

3/27/2019
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Over the last forty years, there is a distressing history of foreign insurgent groups being able to manipulate U.S. policymakers and opinion leaders into supporting their cause. Cato's Ted Galen Carpenter discusses his new book, Gullible Superpower.

Duration:00:19:51

To Make Better Cities, Drop the Big Plans

3/26/2019
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To make cities thrive, what's the proper role for elected officials? How, precisely, should they get out of the way of entrepreneurship and development? Greg Brooks is president of the new Better Cities Project.

Duration:00:19:10

The Mueller Report Arrives (Sorta)

3/25/2019
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Attorney General William Barr has released a brief description of the findings of Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian meddling in U.S. elections. Many questions remain. Julian Sanchez comments. RELATED hbspt.cta.load(4957480, '7ee0a7c1-5e68-4b09-846c-7da02db705aa', {}); It’s dangerous to speculate about the unknown unknowns. There are likely aspects of the investigation that aren’t even on the public’s radar... hbspt.cta.load(4957480, 'd8c55c26-600f-4f8b-953c-ce1e78a95c43', {});

Duration:00:09:37