Do We Need the CDC?

Plus, why are there cryptocurrency rules in the new infrastructure bill?


With two Reason Roundtable regulars on vacation, Reason's Liz Wolfe and Stephanie Slade join Katherine Mangu-Ward and Peter Suderman to discuss the latest disastrous moves in COVID-19 regulations and infrastructure talks.

Discussed in the show:

2:22: COVID-19 messaging from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and government leaders is all over the place. Do we need any of it?

34:22: Is bipartisanship hindering infrastructure?

47:03: Weekly Listener Question: Is it unfair to claim anarchists are just cynics trying to be cool?

52:09: Weekly media recommendations.

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Audio production by Ian Keyser
Assistant production by Regan Taylor
Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve