Katherine Mangu-Ward is a leading voice of American libertarianism and editor-in-chief of "Reason," the magazine of "free minds and free markets."

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Journalist Katherine Mangu-Ward started at Reason as an intern in 2000 and has been its editor-in-chief since 2016. She also co-hosts The Reason Roundtable podcast. Topics she's taken on include an argument for why you almost certainly shouldn't vote, a defense of plastic bags and a welcome to our new robot overlords.Mangu-Ward has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Slate and numerous other publications. A Future Tense Fellow at New America, she is also a frequent commentator on radio and television networks including NPR, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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Capitalism: Notes from Session 2 of TED2022

April 11, 2022

You can credit capitalism for pretty much everything you’ve touched, eaten or worn today. But you can also blame it for some of the world’s worst problems. Is it broken? Or in dire need of reimagining? Session 2 of TED2022 featured five thought-provoking talks that took us to some interesting corners of the debate around […]

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