The Fed Won't Save Us From the Inflation Iceberg

Plus: Was Gerald Ford right to pardon Richard Nixon?


In this week's The Reason Roundtable, editors Peter Suderman, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and special guest Eric Boehm consider the persistent inflation problem alongside government spending and the effect of indicting former President Donald Trump on the GOP election race.

0:33: Persistent inflation and perpetual spending

30:39: Trump's indictment and its effect on the GOP race

40:12: Weekly Listener Question

43:56: Joe Biden and the war on ticket "junk fees"

46:17: This week's cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

"Trump's New York Indictment Was Just the Beginning of His Legal Woes," by Eric Boehm

"Inflation Ticks Higher in April as Rents Keep Rising," by Eric Boehm

"The Debt Ceiling Deal Does Not Go Nearly Far Enough," by Veronique de Rugy

"Amid Inflation Relief, Rental Prices Continue Soaring," by Eric Boehm

"Should Trump Go to Prison?" by Zach Weissmueller and Nick Gillespie

"What 'Freedom' Means to Ron DeSantis," by Eric Boehm

"Ticketmaster's Taylor Swift Glitch Doesn't Require a Congressional Hearing," by Liz Wolfe

"The Flash Makes the Case Against the Multiverse," by Peter Suderman

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Audio production by Ian Keyser; assistant production by Hunt Beaty.

Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve