The Reason Roundtable sounds various alarms at the Biden administration’s capricious re-upping of the scientifically unsound, pragmatically bass-ackward, and philosophically rotten eviction moratorium. Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie also talk about the awfulness of vaccine passports, the permanence of “temporary” government programs, and other contemporary irritants.
Discussed in the show:
1:09: The eviction moratorium is bad, mmkay? We explain all the reasons why, while trying to limit instances of the word Constitution to like, seven.
32:15: Weekly Listener Question: I just heard about NPR’s new ethics policy. My first thought was, they are throwing objectivity out the window. But my second thought was that they are just throwing out the *illusion* of objectivity that many of us didn’t believe anyway. What say you, oh, Roundtablites?
43:23: Vaccine passports are bad, mmkay? We discuss the tech snafus, the privacy concerns, and the unrequited Blue State lust for lockdownery.
56:05: Weekly media recommendations.
This week’s links:
- “Biden Admits New CDC Eviction Moratorium Runs Counter to ‘the Bulk of the Constitutional Scholarship,’” by Damon Root
- “After Claiming It Didn’t Have the Power To Impose a New Eviction Moratorium, the Biden Administration Imposes a New Eviction Moratorium,” by Christian Britschgi
- “The Third Amendment Lawyers Association (ÞALA) Opposes Eviction Moratorium,” by Eugene Volokh
- “The Deeply Flawed Studies Behind the Eviction Moratoriums,” by Aaron Brown and Justin Monticello
- “The Victims of the Eviction Moratorium,” by Jim Epstein
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Audio production by Ian Keyser
Assistant production by Regan Taylor
Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve