Cato Daily Podcast
Pennsylvania's Uncomfortable School Choice Consensus
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has seen large expansions in school choice programs in recent years under a Democratic governor. Marc Leblond of the Commonwealth Foundation describes how the politics aligned to make it happen.
Does the Supreme Court Need Fixing?
There are many ideas for how to fix the Supreme Court. At Cato's recent Cato Club event, Ilya Shapiro said it's far from clear that it needs fixing at all.
How Should Congress and the Fed Deal with Growing Inflation?
The long-feared specter of inflation is here, even though it's a far cry from the inflation of the 1970s. Cato's Norbert Michel discusses how Congress and the Federal Reserve ought to respond.
What Will 2021's School Choice Boom Give Students?
School choice exploded this year. What does that mean for students? Jason Bedrick comments.
Immigrants and the Labor Crunch
The restrictive immigration policies of Donald Trump have sadly been mostly maintained by Joe Biden, and that means bad things for employers seeking workers. David Bier explains how executive action could free immigration and alleviate the labor crunch.
The Broad Coalitions That Stop Corporate Welfare
he threat of big government handouts to well-funded special interests demands an opposition that is, if not well-funded, at least ideologically diverse. John Mozena of The Center for Economic Accountability comments.
Political Sectarianism and the Presidential Cult
Increasing political polarization is real, according to political scientists. To what extent have the powers of the presidency helped drive it? Gene Healy comments.
Million Dollar Fines for 'Incompatible' Landscaping?
Could you prove that your landscaping was "compatible" with that of your neighbors? Is it excessive to fine homeowners $1000 a day for "incompatible" plants? Is there a true victim when disfavored landscaping arrives in your neighborhood? Maurice Thompson of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law has just such a case in Ohio.
Federal Cops, Qualified Immunity, and Effective Absolute Immunity
Bringing claims against state cops for violating your rights is hard enough, but it's even harder when the cop is a fed. Patrick Jaicomo is an attorney at the Institute for Justice. We discussed current cases where federal cops stepped on American rights.