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The former two-term governor discusses why Florida is attracting more people than any other state in the country.
A new Friedman biography ably explores the economist's ideas but sidesteps the libertarian movement he was central to.
Reason's Zach Weissmueller talked with the senator about his quest to uncover the origins of COVID-19 and hold Anthony Fauci accountable.
Plus: Is Veep more realistic than House of Cards?
Some progressives want to remove bureaucratic obstacles to growth—in the service of Democrats and big government.
The author of Reform Nation explains how celebrity, philanthropy, and activism produced the most significant prison reform in decades.
David Friedman's anarchism doesn't have the answer for everything. That's the point.
Plus: A listener asks the editors about requiring gun buyers to pass a psychological assessment.
Free Agents author Kevin J. Mitchell makes a neuroscientific case against determinism.
Plus: President Joe Biden’s weird economy and Rep. Mike Johnson as the unlikely new speaker of the House of Representatives.
Argentine libertarian writer Marcos Falcone breaks down Argentina's recent election results and the upcoming runoff.
“We've taught young people that any of their missteps or any of their heterodox opinions are grounds to tear them down. That's no way to grow up.”
Popular podcasts and shows portray crime as salacious and sexy, failing ordinary victims in the process.
Plus: A listener asks the editors about mandatory maternity leave.
Parsi, from the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, talks with Zach and Liz about the Israel-Hamas war.
The epidemiology of food and drink is a mess.
Plus: The search for a new speaker of the House continues to be a ludicrous mess.
Abrahms holds that Hamas' brutal attack on Israeli civilians is not only immoral but "a major strategic mistake" for the Palestinian cause.
We don't need better manners, we need a commitment to mutual respect and tolerance, and space to live our lives as we see fit.
The worst of the antitrust alarmism keeps proving untrue, as tech companies believed by some to be monopolies instead lose market share.
Plus: Chaos in Congress, and bums in the parks
"The orange elephant in the room just never seems to be addressed head on," says Reason's Zach Weissmueller.
The 'skeptical environmentalist' offers 12 low-cost, proven policies that he says could save 4.2 million lives and generate $1.1 trillion in new wealth every year.
An undercurrent of the book is that common people want whatever progressive intellectuals want them to want.
Plus: A listener asks whether younger generations are capable of passing reforms to entitlement spending.
The attacks on Sweden's laissez faire approach were shortsighted, says the Cato Institute senior fellow.
Historian Erika Dyck contextualizes the deep roots of and battles over LSD, psilocybin, and other psychoactive substances.
Plus: A listener asks for the editors’ advice on how to spend his money.
Aaron Kheriaty, author of The New Abnormal, examines the persistent COVID mandates for K-12 schools, college campuses, and health care settings.
The former Texas governor on helping veterans with PTSD, increasing legal immigration, and the illegal drug he'd most like to try
Plus: A listener asks the editors to name America's unsung or undersung heroes.
"If anything is a reprehensible act for a high official in a democracy that deserves retribution, this is a good example," says professor Ilya Somin.
"There's nobody that says, wait, is this good for America? Is this good for the American consumer?"
The founder of MAPS talks about FDA approval for MDMA-assisted therapy and the "psychedelic renaissance" he has helped create.
Plus: A listener question concerning porn verification laws.
"Science should have no agenda other than a relentless pursuit of the truth.... With DEI, we're expected to search out racism within science curriculum, and it's just not there," says professor Bill Blanken.