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The Cato Daily Podcast allows Cato Institute scholars and other commenters to discuss relevant news and libertarian thought in a conversational, informal manner. Hosted by Caleb O. Brown.
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    New Hate Crimes Legislation Moving in Congress

    New Hate Crimes Legislation Moving in Congress

    Defining a hate crime is a challenge and definitions vary by jurisdiction, but Congress is moving ahead with revising and expanding those laws federally. Walter Olson comments.

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    In the Name of Fairness, A Push for Big New Labor Market Regulation

    In the Name of Fairness, A Push for Big New Labor Market Regulation

    The rigidity that Democrats want in labor markets doesn't serve women well, and Republicans are far from innocent in pushing for new mandates. Rachel Greszler of the Heritage Foundation comments.

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    Certificate of Need and Access to Health Care

    Certificate of Need and Access to Health Care

    Defenders of certificate-of-need laws make big claims, like those laws effectively protect access to health care services. Economist James Bailey at Providence College has examined that claim. He says there’s not much evidence to support it.

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    Housing Churn and Housing Bubbles

    Housing Churn and Housing Bubbles

    The housing market's normal churn has been all but absent in this pandemic. Does that make for a housing bubble? Tom Firey comments.

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    Dick Durbin, Counterterrorism, and Patriot Act 2.0

    Dick Durbin, Counterterrorism, and Patriot Act 2.0

    New proposed authorities to combat domestic terrorism after the attack on the Capitol again pose challenges for basic constraints on government like probable cause and particularized suspicion. Patrick Eddington comments.

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    Is 2021 the Best Year for School Choice Ever?

    Is 2021 the Best Year for School Choice Ever?

    Parents, put in a bind by a pandemic, have focused their attention on the options available to them for their kids' education. This year may be the very best for the expansion of school choice so far. Jason Bedrick explains how it happened.

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