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Katherine Mangu Ward Settles the Debate On Plastic Bag Bans

What’s better, paper or plastic bags? It’s a question that has divided and sparked debate for too long.


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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