Don’t Believe Janet Yellen’s Shoddy Wartime ‘Girl Math’

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In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman assess the latest batch of troublesome responses to the Israel-Hamas war, discuss Janet Yellen’s shoddy wartime “girl math“, and check in on the weird economy under President Joe Biden.

1:25: Distressing responses to Israel-Hamas war

24:17: Biden’s weird economy

34:24: Weekly Listener Question

43:47: Rep. Mike Johnson (R–La.) is the new speaker of the House of Representatives

50:36: This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

Should pro-Hamas students be blacklisted?” by Nick Gillespie

The Decolonization Narrative Is Dangerous and False,” by Simon Sebag Montefiore

What Should Israel Do Next?” by Ian Bremmer

3 Myths About American Decline,” by Nick Gillespie

Feeling Good About the Future After an Ugly Election,” by Nick Gillespie

Joe Biden’s Endless River of Debt and Regulation,” by Nick Gillespie

The Debt Crisis Is Getting Real,” by Eric Boehm

‘Bidenomics’ Is Failing Everyday Americans,” by Veronique de Rugy

Inflation Jump Highlights Biden’s Vulnerability on Energy,” by J.D. Tuccille

New Speaker Mike Johnson’s First Good Idea: A Debt Commission,” by Eric Boehm

Mike Johnson Is the Unlikely New Speaker of the House,” by Eric Boehm

Salman Khan: The Education Visionary,” by Nick Gillespie

‘Micro-Schools’ Might Be the Next Big Education Thing,” by Nick Gillespie and Ian Keyser

Saturday Night Live Fires New Cast Member Shane Gillis for Using Offensive Language,” by Robby Soave

In French Thriller Anatomy of a Fall, the Law Is No One’s Friend,by Peter Suderman

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Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve

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