In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, Matt Welch and Katherine Mangu-Ward welcome back Nick Gillespie and Peter Suderman to the show. The editors examine the unfolding migrant crisis in New York City before denouncing the city’s new law cracking down on Airbnb and other short-term rentals.
1:56: Migrant crisis in major cities
24:16: NYC kneecaps Airbnb
34:27: Weekly Listener Question
48:55: Memorable moments from the political gerontocracy
Mentioned in this podcast:
“Let Asylum-Seeking Migrants Work,” by Ilya Somin
“A Costless and Humane Fix to the Border Crisis,” by Shikha Dalmia
“How Immigrants Make America Great Again (and Again and Again),” by Nick Gillespie, with Alex Nowrasteh and Benjamin Powell
“Don’t Blame Airbnb For New York City’s High Rents,” by Allie Howell and Jared Meyer
“Airbnb and Its Enemies: Who’s Afraid of a $10-a-Night Sofa?” by Jim Epstein
“The Government Is a Hit Man: Uber, Tesla and Airbnb Are in Its Crosshairs,” by Nick Gillespie
“Santa Monica Evicts Airbnb: The War on Homesharing,” by Zach Weissmueller
“Did NYC Just Kneecap Airbnb?” by Liz Wolfe
“County Where It Took 50 Years To Approve New Subdivision Bans New Airbnbs,” by Christian Britschgi
“Silk Road Trial: Read Ross Ulbricht’s Haunting Sentencing Letter to Judge,” by Nick Gillespie
“Robert Lipsyte on ESPN, Muhammad Ali, and Billie Jean King,” by Nick Gillespie
“Elite Journalists Love Big Brother,” by J.D. Tuccille
“Social Security, Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dog, & Alan Simpson: Ultimate Enema Man Remix,” by Nick Gillespie and Austin Bragg
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Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve