Hurricane Ian and Criminal Justice Reform With C.J. Ciaramella

The following week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Katherine Mangu-Ward, Matt Welch, and Peter Suderman and special guest C.J. Ciaramella talk about the aftermath of Hurricane Ian and the current political discourse surrounding criminal justice reform.

2:05: The aftermath of Hurricane Ian


25:37: Weekly Listener Questions

Our dearly loved Roundtable

Should libertarians not be concerned about both acts of commission and acts of omission when examining foreign policy questions? Libertarians seem to be primarily concerned with acts of commission, but rarely consider the implications that can result from omission (acts of denial). Does it not seem possible that failing to act may lead to a more libertarian outcome? Is it possible that inaction can lead to a less-libertarian preferred outcome?

36:20: Current discourse regarding criminal justice reform

47:54: The week’s top cultural suggestions

In this podcast:

Matt Welch’s “A Reason Reading List about Hurricane-Related Public Policy.”

Matt Welch, “UnFAIR”

Scott Shackford: “In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Fiona,” Jones Act Screws Over Puerto Rico Once Again”

John Stossel, “Natural Disasters: The Case for Big Government,”

Andrew Heaton, “Let’s Scrap The Jones Act”

“Should Libertarians Support the Abolition Of Police and Prisons?” C.J. Ciaramella

C.J. Ciaramella

“Netflix’s AthenaPeter Suderman, “Is a Masterpiece on Police Violence and Social Unrest.”

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