Cato Daily Podcast
The Immense, Unchecked Power of the California Coastal Commission
The California Coastal Commission exercises largely unchecked powers to regulate along much of the west coast. Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Oliver Dunford details his client's long fight with the agency.
The Big Shiny Promise of Big Shiny Economic Development Giveaways
The incentives are aligned in a bad way for state governments pondering wasteful economic development giveaways. Economist Peter Calcagno explains.
When (if Ever) Should Former Presidents be Charged with Crimes?
Would it set a dangerous new norm to charge former presidents for crimes that they actually may have committed? Walter Olson weighs the considerations.
Social Media Fights over the Definition of ‘Recession'
Economists use a variety of metrics to pinpoint recessions, and those determinations often come after the fact. Social media companies nonetheless try to police language about recession. Ryan Bourne and John Samples discuss the fight over "recession."