The Argentine Libertarian Dog-Friendly Darling?

Plus: Libertarian lessons in the wake of the Maui wildfires


In this week's The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman consider libertarian responses to natural disasters in the wake of the recent wildfires in Hawaii and examine the outsider candidacy of Javier Milei, a self-described anarcho-capitalist, in his bid for the Argentinian presidency.

0:26: Maui wildfires

23:13: Javier Milei wins Argentina's presidential primary

37:03: Weekly Listener Question

50:34: This week's cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

"California Regulations Prevent Insurers From Accurately Pricing Wildfire Risk, so Now They're Fleeing the State," by Ronald Bailey

"When the Government Makes Wildfires Worse," by Tate Watkins

"Dozens Died in California Wildfires. Why Is the State Forcing Insurance Companies To Ignore Risks?" by Scott Shackford

"Can Fire Insurance Manage Wildfire Risks in California?" by Ronald Bailey

"Why Are People 'Outraged' That Private Firefighters Saved Kim and Kanye's Home?" by Joe Setyon

"Rant: Burn the Rich," by Matt Welch

"UnFAIR," by Matt Welch

Annual number of deaths from disasters, 1900-2020, by Our World in Data

"HECO Kept The Power Flowing In Lahaina Even As Poles Toppled," by Marcel Honore

"Confessions of a Welfare Queen," by John Stossel

"Eric Boehm: How Protectionist Trade Policies Screw Us All," a Q&A by Nick Gillespie

"The Jones Act Is Driving Up Prices and Making Crises Worse," by John Stossel

"A Self-Described Anarcho-Capitalist Won a Plurality in Argentina's Presidential Primary," by Marcos Falcone

"Don't Confuse Javier Milei With Jair Bolsonaro," by Daniel Raisbeck

"This Politician Just Won Argentina's Primary. His Hair Is Baffling the World," by Jacob Gallagher

"'Private Tyranny' Is Less Private Than You Think," by Stephanie Slade

"Domination Fantasies," by Ben Compaine

"Mergers and Disquisitions," by Nick Gillespie

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Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve