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19 February 2017

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Kevin Glass (Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity) and Ben Domenech (The TransomThe Federalist, The Heartland Institute)

On Rational Actors, Kevin asks Ben to explain libertarian populism. How is it different from other kinds of reform conservatism? What does libertarian populism have to offer middle- and working-class voters? Ben points toward a number of areas ripe for reform: the payroll tax, farm and energy subsidies, and big banks. Would the GOP base accept a more progressive tax code? Kevin and Ben next discuss the changing media landscape, where ad-supported models are collapsing while paid subscriptions are on the rise. Plus: What Glenn Beck, Andrew Sullivan, and Netflix have in common.

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Recorded:Jul 29    Posted:Jul 30, 2013
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Rational Actors | Jul 30, 2013 | Kevin Glass & Ben Domenech

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