The Argentine Libertarian Dog-Friendly Darling?

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Javier Milei with his supporters | Marcelo Manera/Newsco

In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman consider libertarian responses to natural disasters in the wake of the recent wildfires in Hawaii and examine the outsider candidacy of Javier Milei, a self-described anarcho-capitalist, in his bid for the Argentinian presidency.

0:26: Maui wildfires

23:13: Javier Milei wins Argentina’s presidential primary

37:03: Weekly Listener Question

50:34: This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

California Regulations Prevent Insurers From Accurately Pricing Wildfire Risk, so Now They’re Fleeing the State,” by Ronald Bailey

When the Government Makes Wildfires Worse,” by Tate Watkins

Dozens Died in California Wildfires. Why Is the State Forcing Insurance Companies To Ignore Risks?” by Scott Shackford

Can Fire Insurance Manage Wildfire Risks in California?” by Ronald Bailey

Why Are People ‘Outraged’ That Private Firefighters Saved Kim and Kanye’s Home?” by Joe Setyon

Rant: Burn the Rich,” by Matt Welch

UnFAIR,” by Matt Welch

Annual number of deaths from disasters, 1900-2020, by Our World in Data

HECO Kept The Power Flowing In Lahaina Even As Poles Toppled,” by Marcel Honore

Confessions of a Welfare Queen,” by John Stossel

Eric Boehm: How Protectionist Trade Policies Screw Us All,” a Q&A by Nick Gillespie

The Jones Act Is Driving Up Prices and Making Crises Worse,” by John Stossel

A Self-Described Anarcho-Capitalist Won a Plurality in Argentina’s Presidential Primary,” by Marcos Falcone

Don’t Confuse Javier Milei With Jair Bolsonaro,” by Daniel Raisbeck

This Politician Just Won Argentina’s Primary. His Hair Is Baffling the World,” by Jacob Gallagher

‘Private Tyranny’ Is Less Private Than You Think,” by Stephanie Slade

Domination Fantasies,” by Ben Compaine

Mergers and Disquisitions,” by Nick Gillespie

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Audio production by Ian Keyser; assistant production by Hunt Beaty.

Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve

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