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WikipediaWikipediaIn October 2007, we launched Reason TV, which publishes interviews, documentaries, parodies, and other online videos. Reason TV was the brainchild of TV legend and The Price Is Right host Drew Carey, who sits on the board of trustees of Reason Foundation, the nonprofit that publishes this website. Drew had taken an interest in documentary filmmaking and, in a world of ever-cheaper cameras and editing software and burgeoning online distribution, urged us to get into video years before most other publications considered "pivoting" in that direction. In all, we released over a dozen documentaries with Drew, including the award-winning, hour-long Reason Saves Cleveland: How to Fix the Mistake on the Lake and Other Once-Great American Cities.

Reason's videos are now watched over 2 million times a month at YouTube and even more often at Facebook. Part of Drew's original vision was that documentaries in particular would allow us to dramatize our points more effectively and more immediately. To that end, I'd like to point your attention to a doc we released in October. Produced by Jim Epstein and boasting nearly 500,000 views, it looks at the negative impact that a $15 minimum wage is causing for workers in New York City's car wash industry. This is exactly the sort of work that wins hearts and minds to a libertarian point of view. And this is exactly the kind of work that your tax-deductible donations fund.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

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    I'd want to criticize her policy but would be too nervous to because she's really pretty.

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    Just stare at her boobs. What could go wrong?

  • Bubba Jones||

    "I received no value in exchange for this contribution".

    Did I get that right? ;)

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    To that end, I'd like to point your attention to a doc we released in October. Produced by Jim Epstein and boasting nearly 500,000 views, it looks at the negative impact that a $15 minimum wage is causing for workers in New York City's car wash industry. This is exactly the sort of work that wins hearts and minds to a libertarian point of view.

    Precisely. If libertarians want to increase our level of support, particularly among black and brown voters, we should constantly remind people that we advocate (A) lowering or abolishing the minimum wage, and (B) unlimited, unrestricted immigration. This is a winning message that truly resonates with regular folks.

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    I think you were logged in with the wrong account.

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    loveconstitution1789|12.3.18 @ 10:20AM|#

    Do you need me to link the rules of NAFTA and USCMA so you can compare and contrast the "worseness" for us?


    Keep on Keeping Your Promises.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Russian trolls are trying to influence Reason donations?

    Get Mueller on that!

  • Sigivald||

    Want me to support your videos?

    Do transcripts, bare minimum.

    Video is fragile and un-indexable.

    Text is robust and searchable.

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    Bingo.

    But transcripts are bad when your comments section hates you. Makes it easier for them to respond to your idiocy.

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    You can scan text at work or on the train. Much more convenient than listening to people talk. Unless you're showing a picture of something actually happening, don't waste my time and bandwidth please.

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