Apr 20, 2021 • 1HR 29M

Riedl Returns

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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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Senior Manhattan Institute fellow Brian Riedl joins Jonah on The Remnant for an uber-wonky discussion of economic policy. Fresh from testifying before the House Committee on Financial Services on President Biden’s madcap “infrastructure” plan, Brian provides insight on all manner of economic fallacies peddled by Republicans and Democrats alike. What’s to be done about infrastructure? Are inflation and debt really a big deal? And why is everyone turning on free markets? Also, take a shot of your favorite alcoholic beverage every time the words “infrastructure” and “buy gold” are uttered. You’ll soon realize how Jonah felt at the end of last week’s Mike Gallagher episode.    

Show Notes:

-Brian Riedl - The Manhattan Institute

-Brian’s recent House testimony

-Last week’s astonishing Remnant with Rep. Mike Gallagher

-Jonah shakes his fist in the direction of infrastructure

-The good old days of complaining about Obama’s stimulus

-“That’s a shark”

-The GOP is more concerned with Green Eggs and Ham than spending

-Brian: “The Entitlement Crisis Ignored”

-David Beckworth and Ramesh Ponnuru: “Stop Worrying About Inflation”

-Brian: “Liberal Economists Say Debt Doesn’t Matter. They’re Wrong.”

-Brian: “Who Will Fund $24 Trillion in New Government Debt?”

-Brian: “Taxing the ‘Rich’ Won’t Pay for Politicians’ Promises”