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Does the Democrats’ New Inflation Bill Have Anything To Do With Inflation?

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Senator Sinema stands in front of US dollars

In this week’s Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie rail against the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

1:00: Sens. Chuck Schumer (D–N.Y.) and Joe Manchin’s (D–W.Va.) Inflation Reduction Act.

29:28: Weekly Listener Question:

The New York Times has been running an “I Was Wrong” series by its opinion columnists, such as Paul Krugman being wrong on inflation, Michelle Goldberg on Al Franken, and David Brooks on capitalism. If Katherine were to have Reason editors write similar columns, what would the Roundtable members write about?

Mentioned in this podcast:

The ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ Won’t Actually Reduce Inflation,” by Eric Boehm

Supersizing the IRS Will Hurt the Working Rich, Not Fat-Cat Tax Evaders,” by Liz Wolfe

Schumer, Manchin Strike Deal To Raise Taxes, Cut the Deficit, Spend Billions on Climate Change,” by Eric Boehm

Biden Won’t Close the ‘Tax Gap,’ but He Will Snoop on Your Bank Records,” by Matt Welch

Another Centrist Project Offers Mushy Technocracy To Soothe a Divided Country,” by J.D. Tuccille

Everyone Agrees Government Is a Hot Mess. So Why Does It Keep Getting Bigger Anyway?” by Nick Gillespie

Biden Is Clueless About Inflation,” by Nick Gillespie and Regan Taylor

Public Trust in Government: 1958-2022,” by Pew Research Center

Send your questions to [email protected]. Be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name.

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Audio production by Luke Allen

Assistant production by Hunt Beaty

Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve

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