Cato Daily Podcast
Who Gets to Hand out the Occupational Licenses?
When governors pick members of licensing boards, the range of nominees is often limited to those with the explicit approval of industry groups. How does that change occupational licensing? Daniel Dew of the Pacific Legal Foundation comments.
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."