The new Editors' Roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast (featuring Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, and me), starts off, as so much policy discussion does nowadays, with a quote from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–N.Y.). From there we get into polling data about the youths and their socialisms, concrete mega-proposals from 2020 presidential candidates, and garbage tweets like this:
Brothers and sisters, there is plenty of money in this country. There is plenty of money in this world. It's just in the wrong hands. https://t.co/rznyXQhPcU— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) March 10, 2019
Also broached during this podcast: President Donald Trump's practically fictional budget request, the surprising emergence of decriminalized prostitution as at least a side issue in the 2020 Democratic primary, Captain Marvel's too-obvious '90s references (as if such a thing were possible), and Nick Gillespie's eternal Zardoz moments.
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Audio production by Ian Keyser.
Relevant links from the show:
"Why Are We Still Debating the 'Merits' of Socialism?" by Steven Greenhut
"The Rise of the Low-Tax Socialists," by Peter Suderman
"'Everyone' Here Is a Socialist Except Most Americans," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
"Kamala Harris Won't Denounce Federal Law That Harms Sex Workers, but May Support Decriminalizing Prostitution," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
"Captain Marvel Is a Message Movie Without a Message," by Peter Suderman
And, of course, reason.com/search?q=Zardoz.
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