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Katherine Mangu-Ward & Virginia Postrel Talking Reason Mag Past, Present, Future!

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Reason's new editor in chief, Katherine Mangu-Ward, talks with former Reason top editor Virginia Postrel (now a columnist at Bloomberg View) about the future of Reason magazine at Reason's Los Angeles headquarters.

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  • The Fusionist||

    Groovy music!

  • SIV||

    I'm trying to find what to unblock to watch these cool babes

  • SIV||

    temporarily allow all this page in no-script did the trick

  • The Fusionist||

    Uh-oh, Virginia Postrel is coming back. Hide the whisky bottles.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    You went there.

  • The Fusionist||

    We should probably wear our bathrobes while walking around.

  • SIV||

    CENTERFOLDS!

  • The Fusionist||

    Gillespie in the centerfold

  • SIV||

    You sick fuck.

  • SIV||

    What does she mean it would be horrible to be around JB KM-W?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Almost 30 mins in and still no mention of Harambe.

  • SIV||

    Print-Reason is going to be the best women's magazine ever!

    Now just get Rago to advertise.

  • GILMORE™||

    Elon Musk, libertarian hero?

  • Brochettaward||

    You didn't finish the question.

    Elon Musk, libertarian hero, or greatest libertarian hero?

  • GILMORE™||

    KMW cited him as an 'early libertarian hero (who may have gone bad)' but then she still considered him heroic (about something)

    it was during the topic about optimistic-libertarianism vs. pessimistic-libertarianism, and how "early heroes" become rent-seekers

    They seem to be renewing the "optimism vs. pessimism" topic right now.

  • ||

    electric automaker Tesla has a side business. It's called environmental credits

    False, the side business is automaking.

    Although side business may not be accurate, more like 'front'

  • The Fusionist||

    The future will not only be more retarded than we imagine, but more retarded than we *can* imagine.

  • SparktheRevolt||

    There's that fag talk we talked about

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Jesus! This is worse than C-SPAN 2's Book TV.

  • The Fusionist||

    Not enough monster trucks to keep you entertained?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • The Fusionist||

    That's the way to get back in Postrel's good graces!

  • ||

    Who makes up the audience of, I count what 12, friends or family. Both?

  • ||

    Ugh.

    Who makes up the audience of, I count what 12, friends or family? Both?

  • Speaker||

    I just came back from being part of that audience. There were about 30 or 40 people in the room (Just not in front of the camera). There was no more room for people so maybe another 30 people watched it upstairs.

    I'm neither friend nor family, just a fan of Reason and got an invite.

  • SIV||

    No Katherine, most of the country doesn't tote around those socially-signalling salmonella-trap reusable bags

  • Aloysious||

    I can't wait for them to start answering faceDerp questions.

  • SIV||

    This is veering dangerously into "cosmo" territory.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    This is not the easiest live feed to fap to.

    Jus' sayin'

  • The Fusionist||

    Maybe Postrel isn't reading this.

  • ||

    WILL YOU TWO BEHAVE?

  • SIV||

    H&R Old-timers may remember I lead a one-commenter campaign to promote KM-W to "Senior Editor". Back in the bad ol' days before Mike M. many of the commenters here were more "prog" than "cosmo" and they hated KM-W. She was regularly trashed on that gryllade board too. I'm happy to see she has risen to "Editor in Chief". I'm gonna have to buy a subscription.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    I, too, am glad she is EiC, in that she is now less wont to write terrible articles on education.

    Though, that baton has been mostly passed to Soave, who is even more dunderheaded concerning the topic.

  • GILMORE™||

    OMG THE SECRET REVEALED!!!

  • GILMORE™||

    ITS ALL TRUE! its all about the cocktails.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    @43:00

    SHOTS FIRED!

  • SIV||

    COCKTAIL PARTIES!

  • The Fusionist||

    A-ha, the secret's out!

  • SIV||

    The single greatest moment in reason-cocktail party history is when KM-W made Ann Althouse cry by asserting the moral rightness of freedom of association. We won't be seeing many GayJay puff-pieces in the new and improved print-zine.

  • ||

    Arsonists for Trump!

  • SIV||

    GET ON THE #MAGA TRAIN, KM-W

  • The Fusionist||

    I wonder who Postrel has in mind with the "burn it down" crowd?

  • Brochettaward||

    *sighs* Us...

  • AlmightyJB||

    We don't need no roof

  • SIV||

    Robert Poole is a central planner, Virginia.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    He's a public-private partnership type. Lot of hills he won't die on. And he never lets the half-decent be the enemy of the merely ok.

  • GILMORE™||

    I'm a combination of those two types Postrel's "types" =

    I'm an incrementalist who wants the world to be burned to the ground as step 1. Step 2 is = Sell lotion!

  • The Fusionist||

    Reason libertarianism isn't a coherent body...yeah, that sounds fair

  • The Fusionist||

    Cocktail parties *and* drugs

  • The Fusionist||

    Sex, drugs, and robots...so more of a Japanese focus?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Mango is lit as fuck right now.

  • GILMORE™||

    Drugs! the one thing all libertarians agree about.
    ....

    is that even true?
    and its possible kids won't care about drugs in 20 years. they're getting more prudish already.

  • SIV||

    Put Andrea Castillo in charge of the website. Put Nick out to pasture at WaPo or Salon

  • GILMORE™||

    They'll never take questions from us. I will test this now =

    "Q = KMW: Is the world better or worse off without Gawker - regardless of how they died?"

  • GILMORE™||

    (prediction = no answer. double prediction = if answer, its "of course its worse, because the marketplace of ideas is better off with more participants")

  • lap83||

    "The marketplace of ideas is better off with more participants"

    That seems to be their philosophy when it comes to trolls and spambots

  • foetus||

    I put a question on the facebook and they answered it (kinda).

    It was the balko/2nd amendment question.

  • GILMORE™||

    SELLOUT

    *the balko question was good. she sort of improvised by suggesting they're still carrying on his 'legacy', tho i'm not sure the "constant coverage of cop-stuff" equates to any real-traction-building with "Popular opposition to militarized policing"

    e.g. trump's promising to increase it. hillary probably won't even talk about it. Gary neither.

  • SIV||

    The 1990s! Back when Virginia was in charge.

  • The Fusionist||

    Here we go

  • SIV||

    I love Virginia!

  • SIV||

    (I read the zine before Virginia's tenure but I subscribed during it)

    Fake name, check "bill me later", used to be good for 7-8 months. Once your false identity was cut off just repeat and it would work at the exact same address.

  • ||

    What's your position on the orphan trade?

  • The Fusionist||

    A Garrisonian nonresistant!

  • SIV||

    THEY DON'T. GAYJAY ISN'T EVEN REMOTELY LIBERTARIAN. You had it right the first time Katherine, GayJay is a bastard. A drooling incoherent 'sperging bastard.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • GILMORE™||

    Stop lying = "Editor at large" means he spends all his time on TV

  • SIV||

    New Career: "Republican strategist Matt Welch"

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • The Fusionist||

    Is Postrel gone?

    Great, bring on the tentacles.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Bodies are too rubbery. Tentacle are ok if fried crunchy with a batter.

  • straffinrun||

  • AlmightyJB||

    No thanks. Comnents are swell.

  • AlmightyJB||

    This seems like a good place for this. Who hates these words? Taxes. Work. Death. Those words I can see.

    Moist. Probe. Crevice: Why Do We Hate Certain Words?

    http://www.livescience.com/558.....words.html

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Don't ask me. I have misophonia; a lot of sounds simultaneously disgust and enrage me.

  • The Fusionist||

    Did you say "disgust and intrigue me?"

  • AlmightyJB||

    I wake up enraged.

  • SIV||

    I really enjoyed this. Thank you Virginia and best wishes to KM-W who will be the best editor ever!

  • AlmightyJB||

    Glad I didn't watch, must have been excruciating.

  • The Fusionist||

    So do you prefer Virginia Postrel's more intellectual or KMW's more intuitive approach?

  • The Fusionist||

  • GILMORE™||

    This is something

    I'm starting to think 1981 was cooler than i experienced it.

  • The Fusionist||

    "Hey, guys, do you have any drugs left over from last night's party, we want to get into the mood to direct a music video!"

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • GILMORE™||

    Oh, i'm so disappointed. I'd hoped the music and film were linked.

  • SIV||

    That's how I remember it. Only the women were younger and better built. I was 18-19 in 1981. It was a very, very good year. The music rocked.

  • Almanian for President - 2016||

    So, did everyone have a lovely time? Get enough cocktails? I hope the hors d'oeuvres were delish.

    Mmmkey, bye for now.

  • ahmed kamel||

    So, did everyone have a lovely time? Get enough cocktails? I hope the hors d'oeuvres were delish.

    Mmmkey, bye for now.egypt
    abraj

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