Get Your Culture War Out of Our Pension Funds

Plus: Should libertarians consider employing noble lies when pitching themselves to new potential voters?


In this week's The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman critique Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' plan to investigate the inclusion of Bud Light's parent company AB InBev in the state's pension funds.

00:40: Gov. Ron DeSantis politicizes Florida pension funds.

20:38: The summer of strikes

32:50: Weekly Listener Question

38:50: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. appears before the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.

43:53: This week's cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

"Ron DeSantis Bullies Bud Light Like Elizabeth Warren Bullies Amazon," by Joe Lancaster

"How Corporations' Good Social and Environmental Intentions Undermine the Common Good," by Samuel Gregg

"DeSantis Unironically Frets About 'Criminalizing Political Differences,'" by Eric Boehm

"Politically Motivated Investment Guidelines Making Bad Public Pension Programs Worse," by Scott Shackford

"Three Reasons to Fix Public Sector Pensions Now," by Nick Gillespie and Todd Krainin

Is ESG a threat to capitalism? Live with Samuel Gregg, Russ Greene, and Zach Weissmueller

"Don't Expect Unions To Make a Comeback," by Nick Gillespie

"America Needs a Better Kind of Capitalism," by Veronique de Rugy

"UPS vs. FedEx: Ultimate Whiteboard Remix," by Nick Gillespie and Meredith Bragg

"Artifact: War's Nightmare Landscape," by Nick Gillespie

"Why Color Atom Bomb Footage of Hiroshima & Nagasaki Was Censored by the Government for Decades," by Nick Gillespie

"Obama, Trump, and the Nuking of Hiroshima," by Steve Chapman

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Audio production by Luke Allen; assistant production by Hunt Beaty.

Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve