One of the best things about divided federal government, Nick Gillespie reminds us on the new editors' roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast, is that at least it's not unified. Which is to say, there's less chance of unfunded entitlement expansions, big new overseas military commitments, and all the debt/deficit that they bring.
Fellow podcasters Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and yours truly weigh in with dramatic Congressional Budget Office readings, tales from post–World War II governance, and grim assessments of almost all politicians who hold elected office. Also debated: voter fraud fantasia, President Donald Trump's reading comprehension issues, and this delightful Isaac Asimov roundtable discussion from the 1970s.
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Relevant links from the show:
"House Democrats Plan to Use Their New Majority to Target Trump. Let's Hope It Keeps Them Too Busy to Legislate," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
"When the Bubble Bursts, We're So Screwed," by Matt Welch
"Trillion-Dollar Deficits Are Nearly Here. Thanks, Republicans!" by Peter Suderman
"Failed States," by Michael Flynn and Adam B. Summers
"It Can Happen Here," by Arnold Kling, David Henderson, and Maurice McTigue
"The 19 Percent Solution," by Nick Gillespie and Veronique de Rugy
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