The CCP Sucks. So Does Banning TikTok.

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In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman weigh in on the approved House bill that could potentially usher in a ban on popular social media app TikTok in the United States.

01:49—Legislation to ban TikTok

16:39—California’s continued high-speed rail boondoggle

33:48—Weekly Listener Question

43:25—Elon Musk launches Starship rocket

46:31—This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

Banning TikTok Would Give the Feds Way Too Much Power,” by Robby Soave

Algorithm Not for Sale,” by Liz Wolfe

TikTok’s Opponents Want Chinese-Style Censorship in America,” by Matthew Petti

The U.S. Steel/Nippon Deal Should Be None of Joe Biden’s Business,” by Eric Boehm

Hey look a new scientific book abt how TikTok is addicting kids like ‘narcotics’!” writes Nick Gillespie on X, formerly Twitter

California’s High-Speed Rail Needs Another $100 Billion. That’s a Great Reason Not To Build It.” by Eric Boehm

Annie Duke: Quitting Is Totally Underrated,” by Nick Gillespie

America Is Taking a High-Speed Train to Bankruptcy,” by David Ditch

How Florida Beat California to High-Speed Rail,” by Natalie Dowzicky

The Problem With the ‘Abundance Agenda,'” by Christian Britschgi

We Told You Why and How California’s High-Speed Rail Wouldn’t Work. You Chose Not To Listen.” by Matt Welch

The Political Class Knew California High-Speed Rail Was B.S., and Supported it Anyway,” by Matt Welch

3 Reasons Obama’s High-Speed Rail Will Go Nowhere Fast,” by Meredith Bragg and Nick Gillespie

On the Passing of a Liberal Deregulator,” by Matt Welch

Learning From Kodak’s Demise,” by Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch

Milton Friedman Was No Conservative,” by Brian Doherty

Jennifer Burns on Milton Friedman’s Legacy,” by Nick Gillespie

Oscar-Nominated Robot Dreams Is a Gentle Animated Love Story About Dogs, Robots, and 1980s New York,” by Peter Suderman

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Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve

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