Cato Daily Podcast
PTSD, Veteran Mental Health, and Psychedelics
Psychedelics show enormous promise in the treatment of PTSD and depression. Those treatments are largely unavailable domestically to veterans and others who might be helped. Call it a casualty of the War on Drugs. Jesse Gould runs the Heroic Hearts Project to help overcome those hurdles for veterans who might benefit from psychedelic treatment.
What's the Benefit of Religious Charter Schools?19:39Religious charter schools may grow in the coming years, but it's not clear what the benefits are to the schools or religious institutions that would run them. Neal McCluskey comments.
Industrial Policy Fans Hit with Harsh Political Realities14:48Fans of government intervention into the economy in the pursuit of largely agreeable social goods are running into the realities of lawmaking. Scott Lincicome offers some comfort.
Central Bank Digital Currency versus The Constitution21:19Would a Fed-issued central bank digital currency (CBDC) run afoul of the Constitution? Christina Skinner of the Wharton School and Cato's Norbert Michel comment.
The High Price of Buying American08:05Policies that privilege domestic producers of various products punish consumers, taxpayers, and producers alike while delivering few benefits. Cato's James Bacchus comments. You can read "The High Price of Buying American" here.
Voters as Mad Scientists25:42In Voters as Mad Scientists, economist Bryan Caplan explores various aspects of voter irrationality and how we might correct for our own errors of thinking.
How Government Rigged the Adjudicative Process to Facilitate Its Unlawful Exercise of Power16:47At the Cato Institute's Benefactor Summit, Clark Neily details how government itself substantially altered the process of criminal adjudication and stacked the deck against average Americans.
Sackett v. EPA Is Finally Resolved13:44The Sackett family has finally gotten its relief from the U.S. Supreme Court. Charles Yates of the Pacific Legal Foundation represented the Sackett family.
A Tentative Debt Limit Deal Moves to Congress11:50The debt limit deal hammered out by House Speaker McCarthy and President Biden won't do much on its own to prevent a fiscal crisis, but it does set up some potentially productive negotiations to limit spending and debt in the coming years. Chris Edwards comments.
Can Congress Regulate Artificial Intelligence?14:47What do we give up in any attempt to regulate the development of artificial intelligence? Matt Mittelsteadt of the Mercatus Center and Cato's Jennifer Huddleston comment.