On today’s episode of The Reason Roundtable, Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie commiserate over President Joe Biden’s “path out of the pandemic” plan and the latest tax hike proposals.
Discussed in the show:
1:48: Biden’s “path out of the pandemic.”
26:33: Congress is back in session. Let’s talk about these (ridiculous) proposed tax hikes and breaks.
39:27: Weekly Listener Question: As someone who entered the realm of libertarian ideals through growing up in endless wars on terror, drugs, and the like, how do I effectively teach these ideals to my coming child?
51:34: Media recommendations for the week.
This week’s links:
- “Update on required COVID vaccines for postal workers,” by the Postal Times
- This tweet from Reason Reporter Eric Boehm on proposed environmental tax breaks
- “Let’s Play Horseshoe Theory,” by Katherine Mangu-Ward
- “House Democrats Ready Taxes on E-Cigarettes and Cryptocurrency,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown (today’s edition of the Reason Roundup, our morning newsletter, which you can subscribe to here)
- “Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy,” by Margaret Sullivan
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 Ian Keyser
Assistant production by Regan Taylor
Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve