Inauguration Eve Notes From D.C.'s Green Zone
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With inauguration less than 24 hours away, Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Matt Welch discuss what they would like to see happen in the new Biden administration vs. what will most likely transpire.

Discussed in the show:

1:21: inauguration speeches and security theater
17:31: Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package and eviction moratoriums
33:14: the $15 minimum wage
44:17: Trump's parting pardons
56:19: media recommendations of the week

Other links:

"The Last Thing We Need Is Another War on Terror," by Spencer Ackerman

"Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package Includes More Stimulus Checks, State Government Bailout, $15 Federal Minimum Wage," by Eric Boehm

"The Year Teachers Unions Killed the Goose That Laid the Golden Egg," by Matt Welch

Send your questions to roundtable@reason.com and be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name.

Today's sponsor: Get an up-close look at the history of the Constitution with the Institute for Justice's new podcast, Bound by Oath. Available wherever you check out podcasts.

Audio production by Ian Keyser.

Assistant production by Regan Taylor.

Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve.

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