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Katherine Mangu-Ward Reports On The Surprising Merits Of Plastic Bags

Turns out, those plastic bags are pretty great according to Katherine Mangu-Ward.


For Federalist Radio, Katherine Mangu-Ward separates fact from fiction in the “paper or plastic debate.” The editor of Reason Magazine tells Ben that plastic bags have been carelessly demonized.

She reports that although “plastic bag bans are largely symbolic,” the plastic prohibition has led to serious unintended consequences like creating corrupt kickbacks in the public sector and breading dangerous diseases in private homes.

During a robust discussion, the Reason editor touches on the free fall in food prices, the state of immigration reform, and the future of Flamin Hot Cheetos.

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