Jan 12 • 1HR 24M

Monetized Jackassery

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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and AEI/NRI Fellow enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.
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Cato Institute economist Ryan Bourne joins The Remnant for the first time to discuss his new book, Economics in One Virus, which offers a crash course in economics using the COVID-19 pandemic as a case study. Over the last two years, many questions have been raised about America’s preparedness (or lack thereof) for the pandemic, and Ryan has answers. Did any country get COVID right? Why is testing still a mess? And is the libertarian movement as divided as the conservative movement?

Show Notes:

- Ryan’s page at Cato

- Ryan’s new book, Economics in One Virus

- Ryan: “A Cure Worse Than the Disease?”

- Scott Gottlieb: “A Second Major Seasonal Virus Won’t Leave Us Any Choice”

- Strife in the fast lane with John Nestor

- Biden’s Pandemic Preparedness Plan

- Peter Nicholas: “There Are No Libertarians in an Epidemic”

- Jonah: “When Narrative Trumps the Facts”