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:
“When the Government Makes Wildfires Worse,” by Tate Watkins
“Can Fire Insurance Manage Wildfire Risks in California?” by Ronald Bailey
“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
“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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Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve