The Best Debate in the Universe - Are food regulations necessary, or will the market correct itself?
Monday September 19th 2016
We have an actual philosopher joining us this week, Wayland McQueen. He's also a brilliant comedian and writer, but is he brilliant enough to take down a master debater in a heated debate about the FDA? Only one way to find out, and it takes 1 hour, 21 minutes and 21 seconds.
Wayland and Rucka brought the heat this week, with Sean dropping his usual nuggets of wisdom about the FDA. This may be one of the most well-rounded debates in the show's history. Plus, I think Rucka thinks chimichangas are an Armenian food. News flash: all foods are Armenian foods. We invented everything.
I'm trying something a little different with the voting this week: since the debate was mostly well-rounded, rather than voting before and after listening, I'm having listeners vote on which side was more persuasive and what you think I truly believe.
Also if you lost your bab of cocaine at Sam's Club in Eastern Pennsylvania, please call the police to retrieve it:
Plus, a man dressed as an armored truck driver walks out of a walmart with $75,000. Awesome. And speaking of theft, a man gave a phony $50 bill to a girl who was selling lemonade to raise money for Alzheimer's research. Wayland makes a pretty compelling case for the criminal. And as promised, here's video of cops shutting down a lemonade stand. Laws are laws, idiots!
The voicemail number is: 1-562-58-I-RULE (1-562-584-7853).
Food & Wine Magazine - Food & Wine Magazine's day to shine on this podcast as a source
Foundation for Economic Education - FDA gives people a false sense of security
Fox News - John Stossel's beef with the government regulating drugs
Think Progress - Free market gives us moldy ketchup
Daily Beast - On the FDA regulating dog food
CBS Local - Police: if you lost your cocaine at sam's club, call us
NBC News - Man Dressed as Armored Truck Driver Walks Out of Walmart With $75,000
Monroe News - Man gives phony $50 bill to girl's charity lemonade stand
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