Does Tucker Carlson Get Anything Right About Libertarians?: Podcast
What conservatives against "market fundamentalism" can tell you about libertarians without power
It's rare that a 15-minute cable news spiel gets talked about even one day later, let alone five, but here we are with Fox News host Tucker Carlson's headline-making monologue asserting that "market capitalism is not a religion, it's a tool," warning that "any economic system that weakens or destroy families is not worth having," and serially calling out libertarians by name.
So Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch and Peter Suderman begin today's Reason Podcast, editors' roundtable edition, with an extended conversation about what Carlson gets right and (mostly) wrong, and how his critique overlaps both with modern reformoconism and some elements of Elizabeth Warren-style populism. The discussion also ranges across Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the "military version of eminent domain," and best practices for purging children's toys.
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Audio production by Ian Keyser.
Relevant links from the show:
"Tucker Carlson Thinks the Problem With America Is Market Capitalism," by Timothy Sandefur
"Conservatives Are Wrong to Call for Government 'Trust Busting,'" by Steven Greenhut
"Ivanka and Conservatives Want to Raid Social Security to Pay for Parental Leave," by Shikha Dalmia
"Increasing Top Tax Brackets Is Easier Than Increasing Revenue Over Time," by Nick Gillespie
"How Payday Lenders and Check Cashers Help the Poor," by Todd Krainin
"What the Hell Is the 'Military Version of Eminent Domain'?" by Joe Setyon
"Trump's Terrible Record on Property Rights," by Ilya Somin
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