Did you notice at last week’s final presidential debate that the candidates actually talked about concrete coronavirus-related policies for more than a half-minute there? The discussion was not without its head-scratchers, but at least the most pressing issue facing 2020 America got chewed on a bit. Though it didn’t quite answer the question: What would a President Joe Biden do, exactly?
Such dominates the conversation on today’s Reason Roundtable podcast, starring Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, Matt Welch, and Katherine Mangu-Ward. The gang digs into the former vice president’s likeliest actions on COVID, education, health care, state bailouts, economic regulation, cancel culture, and much more. His opponent, ol’ whatshisface, also comes up a time or two.
Audio production by Ian Keyserand Regan Taylor.
Relevant links from the show:
“On Obamacare, Biden Repeats Obama’s 2013 Lie of the Year,” by Peter Suderman
“Trump and Biden Are Both Misleading Us About COVID-19,” by Jacob Sullum
“Joe Biden Has No Realistic Plan To Reopen Schools,” by Robby Soave
“Trump Is Wrong About Military Distribution of a COVID-19 Vaccine,” by Sam Rutzick
“Mark Meadows: ‘We’re Not Going To Control the Pandemic,’” by Eric Boehm
“PPParty Time!” by Christian Britschgi
“Biden and Trump Offer Competing Tax Proposals, but Both Ignore Economic Reality,” by J.D. Tuccille
“Joe Biden’s Proposal To Double the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour Won’t Help Small Businesses,” by Christian Britschgi
“Voting Is Overrated,” by Katherine Mangu-Ward