Eat the Elite

Slate’s Will Saletan returns to The Remnant to discuss the anniversary of 9/11, the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, and oligarchs who can’t resist the sweet taste of candy. With America’s vaccine rollout gaining steam once again, Jonah and Will explore how calamity-ending miracle drugs became the subject of partisan debate, and whether any side truly got the pandemic right. They also touch on the deliciousness of GMOs and how political life may only get crazier in the coming decade. Tune in for violent agreement, but stick around for vigorous debate. 

Show Notes:

The Wednesday G-File

Will’s author page at Slate

Will: “Why the Party of 9/11 Couldn’t Handle COVID-19”

The 2001 anthrax attacks

Jonah: “The Treason of Epidemiologists”

The pandemic freakout and the psychology of disgust

Will on paranoia around GMOs

The Dispatch Podcast reflects on 9/11

What would the experts do?

The Remnant with Peter Suderman

So much for the new Taliban

The Remnant with Graeme Wood

Elite overproduction

The iron law of oligarchy

Pareto distribution

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