This week’s The Reason Roundtable features editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman discussing the election of libertarian economist Javier Milei in Argentina and the results of the federal case involving the online advertising platform Backpage.

0:31—Javier Milei elected president of Argentina
16:25—Verdicts in the Backpage trial
36:43—Weekly Listener Question
46:44—Sam Altman out at OpenAI
54:48—This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:
– “Marcos Falcone: Can a Libertarian Still Win in Argentina?” by Zach Weissmueller and Liz Wolfe
– “Is Javier Milei’s Movement in Argentina a Cult of Personality in the Name of Liberty?” by Jose Benegas and Antonella Marty
– “Photo: Argentina’s Libertarian Moment?” by Jason Russell
– “Gloria Álvarez and Eduardo Marty: The Potential for a Libertarian President in Argentina,” by Zach Weissmueller
– “The Argentine Libertarian Dog-Friendly Darling?” by Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie
– “Don’t Confuse Javier Milei With Jair Bolsonaro,” by Daniel Raisbeck
– “Backpage: The Monumental Free Speech Case the Media Ignored,” by Matt Welch
– “Why Kamala Harris Won’t Be Asked About the Suicide of a Newspaperman She Persecuted,” by Matt Welch
– “Backpage Founder, Alt-Weekly Entrepreneur, and Free Speech Warrior James Larkin Has Died,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
– “Prosecutors Say Backpage Defendants Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Reference the 1st Amendment,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
– “5 Years After the Backpage Shutdown, Sex Workers—and Free Speech—Are Still Suffering,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
– “The Sex-Ad Law FOSTA Was a Mistake. Some Lawmakers Want to Fix It.” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
– “Maggy Krell Repackages Her Bogus Backpage Prosecution Into a Book,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
– “The War on Is a War on Sex Workers,” by Paul Detrick
– “The Senate Accused Them of Selling Kids for Sex. The FBI Raided Their Homes.’s Founders Speak for the First Time,” by Elizabeth Nolan
– “Are Right-Wingers More Prone to Believe Conspiracy Theories than Left-Wingers?” by Ilya Somin
– “RFK Jr.: The Reason Interview,” by Nick Gillespie and Zach Weissmueller
– “Would Anarcho-Capitalism Be a Disaster? A Soho Forum Debate,” by Gene Epstein, Bryan Caplan, and Yaron Brook
– “I Used ChatGPT To Make Pokémon Versions of Trump, Biden, and RFK Jr.,” by Nick Gillespie
– “Will AI Destroy Humanity?” by Gene Epstein
– “Biden Issues ‘A.I. Red Tape Wishlist,'” by Ronald Bailey
– “Competition, Not Antitrust, Is Humbling the Tech Giants,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
– “Coleman Hughes: The End of Race Politics?” by Nick Gillespie

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Audio production by Ian Keyser; assistant production by Hunt Beaty.
Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve

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