In this calendar year’s last episode of The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman select various under-covered stories from the past year across three categories: politics, science, and culture. So long, 2023!

01:45—Under-covered stories in politics

30:13—Under-covered stories in science

46:00—Under-covered stories in culture

Mentioned in this podcast:

“Introducing REASON,” by Lanny Friedlander

“Congress Admits It Has a Debt Problem, but Will It Do Anything?” by J.D. Tuccille

“After Moody’s Warning, Federal Officials Continue To Ignore Fiscal Reality,” by Eric Boehm

“The Real Scandal in Washington Is the Government’s Reckless Spending,” by Veronique de Rugy

“Medicare’s Fiscal Ruin,” by Peter Suderman

“‘Bidenomics’ Is Failing Everyday Americans,” by Veronique de Rugy

“We Are Out of Money,” by Matt Welch

“The Myth of the Broke Millennial,” by Jean Twenge

“3 Myths About American Decline,” by Nick Gillespie

“Capitalism Made Us All Richer. So Why Are We Unhappy?” by Nick Gillespie

“It’s Time to Discard Piketty’s Inequality Statistics,” by Phil W. Magness and Vincent J. Geloso

“George Will: Brace Yourself for Donald Trump & the Authoritarian Moment,” by Todd Krainin, Nick Gillespie, and Matt Welch

“The Equity Mess,” by Matt Welch

“The Future Is Florida,” by Katherine Mangu-Ward

“The DeSantis-Newsom Debate Was Really a Debate About COVID,” by Eric Boehm

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“Will AI Destroy Humanity?” by Gene Epstein

“Biden Issues ‘A.I. Red Tape Wishlist,'” by Ronald Bailey

“Despite the Doomsday Narrative, Global Inequality Has Significantly Declined,” by Veronique de Rugy

“U.S. Life Expectancy Increases for the First Time in 4 Years,” by Ronald Bailey

“The Great COVID Rupture,” by Matt Welch

“Old People Are Hot Now,” by Sarah Rose Siskind

“Kevin Kelly: Excellent Advice for Living From the World’s Leading Optimist,” by Nick Gillespie

“Hollywood must change—but how?” Q&A with Rob Long by Nick Gillespie and Zach Weissmueller

“Is the world going to hell?” Q&A with Stefan Sagmeister by Nick Gillespie

Now Is Better, by Stefan Sagmeister

“‘I didn’t realize people still think socialism is a good idea.'” Q&A with Agnieszka Pilat by Nick Gillespie

“Living our best fake lives online,” Q&A with Dave Cicirelli 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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