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Remy: People Will Die!
 
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Remy channels his inner Elizabeth Warren to vilify the other side. ------ Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ----- Written and performed by Remy Music mastered by Ben Karlstrom LYRICS: People need kidneys, it's sad but decreed yet this Senator's hoarding one more than she needs I offer this bill and I hope you'll vote "aye" Unless, of course, you just want PEOPLE TO DIE! Traffic deaths have many crying with fear Over 30,000 people are dying each year this modest change I propose must be applied Unless, of course, you just want PEOPLE TO DIE! Alcohol deaths are exceeding comparisons Black people, white people, Native Americans We need to ban alcohol, it can't be denied Unless, of course, you just want PEOPLE TO DIE! Murders are bad. They have no defenders yet many are committed by repeat offenders I say lifetime in prison, whatever the crime unless, of course, you want PEOPLE TO DIE! So I don't have a bill, or a groan to detail I just need a short clip for my donor email Tim THERE'S BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS! YOU WANT PEOPLE TO DIE! That good? Cool. Tim, dinner at five? Yeah. These car deaths I mentioned are terrible stuff It just doesn't seem that one seatbelt's enough Either vote for my act so that fewer will cry Unless, of course, you just want PEOPLE TO DIE! The carbs. The container. We cannot ignore Whipped cream's killing more people than ever before This bill would be passed and be ratified if those people there didn't want PEOPLE TO DIE! Why not weigh all the costs, the effects, the results Empathize with each other as if we were adults Use our brains to craft arguments--not vilify See that freedom's a trade-off--YOU WANT PEOPLE TO DIE!
Views: 1064871 ReasonTV
Attack Ads, Circa 1800
 
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Have this year's negative political ads really "taken dirty to a whole new level, as CNN's Anderson Cooper frets? Is a "return to civility...a relic of a bygone era," as President Barack Obama laments? Er, not exactly. If anonymous political speech, the other widely decried villain of this political season, helped found the United States, attack ads are as American as apple pie. If you fancy yourself a patriot or a history buff, you will most certainly approve this message, which is taken from statements made by, for, and against the nation's founders. Approximately 1.45 minutes. Written and produced by Meredith Bragg. Voiced by Caleb Brown, Michael C. Moynihan, and Austin Bragg. Check out "The Positives of Negative Campaigning," why "Attack Ads Are Good For You." and Reason's 2006 list of the "Top 10 Dirtiest Political Campaigns" in U.S. history. For links to those stories and historical sources of the statements made in the video go to http://reason.tv/video/show/the-negative-campaign-of-1800
Views: 709695 ReasonTV
Remy: This is CNN
 
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Remy is back to highlight what CNN considers news. Written and performed by Remy. Music Mastered by Ben Karlstrom. Shot and Edited by Austin Bragg. About 2 minutes. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. LYRICS: Finally, what has gotten into Russia's top Olympian? Needles, apparently. More on that later as we yield for Breaking News. Ed? Thank You. Breaking news that's horribly tragic and if your children are watching, we warn you, it's graphic our lead story tonight atop the report was Donald Trump eating chicken with a knife and a fork? Plus, this Trump supporter is 11 years old so what are his thoughts on the--are you reading the scroll? who he thinks is best fit to lead us and would he have voted for Obamacare he was a fetus? Look, I really don't mean to step on your staging but it seems like there's war and some battles are raging reporting the news--is that not our vow? You know what, you're right. I'll cover it now Well the war continues (yes!) on Twitter as planned (no…) between Donald Trump and a Littleton man The fighting is fierce, no sight of the end follow it all on our app--you're watching CNN What I mean's while we're reading these trivial mysteries people are dying, we're losing our liberties They're inside our…wow…isn't that banned? Inside our hardware. I understand. They could be in your phone at this very moment Pokemons! This town is Pokemon Go-ing Plus, this expensive beer--how hoppy's the taste? Fareed Zakaria is here to copy and paste. Look, I really just think that there's stuff that we missed Like, holy crap, is that true? Does that list exist? Cover the news. Shake up the ranks. Yes! Do that. I'd lost my way. Thanks. Well it's a hidden document upon which fates swing Fortune cookie fortunes--who's writing those things!? Plus, a man with no parachute just took a dive in today's most newsworthy instance of one flung from the sky I know this is tough so forgive the belittling Rome is engulfed and we're sitting here fiddling executive orders, economy stuttering these are the stories we're sitting here covering? War in Afghanistan, hurt in Iraq you'd need $5 foot-longs for Turkey this bad Can we cut his mic? Well, the war on whistleblowers continued today we'll update the condition of that Little League referee Plus, it took the Olympics by storm, but what is it like to cup someone? Josh Duggar is in the studio...
Views: 466241 ReasonTV
Remy: Fake News
 
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Remy stops by CNN to deal with "Fake News." Written and Performed by Remy. Produced by Austin Bragg. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ----- Lyrics: Nothing else to report, Ed as we've been banned from the press gaggle and labeled as "fake news" by the president. We'll have to prove him wrong. Thanks Tim. Trump's approval numbers have gone to new lows according to a new poll--and we're never wrong about those And is Starbucks' new cup bringing people to tears No, but we'll find two tweets like we do every year Uh, Ed? Yes Tim? Look, this is obviously bad But do you think we could maybe help our case a tad They say we're not news, that we just make stuff up My apologies, Tim, I'll fix that right up A nurse shark bit a man in a Florida park Could this summer be the SUMMER OF SHARKS Plus, a product you own causes death exponentially The answer to that misleading question eventually Ed, you're hiding the cause of acute meningitis Do you see why perhaps there are folks who don't like us I really believe that they're flatly just wrong But could you just help me a little? Can do Cap-i-tan. A Hero Is Born! Meet the daring A.G. who won't enforce the laws with which she disagrees Plus, Kim Davis, the mouth-breathing slob Should we jail public servants who won't do their jobs? Okay, see, that's what I mean. That's what they accuse That we color the coverage to match with our views Should we not be objective and foster a trust? I suppose you're right, Tim. I'll do what I must A World on the Brink! Perils unfurled as Trump speaks with the most dangerous man in the world Plus, Mitt Romney's gaffes just don't seem to slow His moronic claim Russia is our biggest foe Ed Finally, it's given all journalists stupors But proof has been found by Pricewaterhouse Coopers The President making with great genuflection concessions to Russia if he wins the election A White House in chaos? We give you a peak at the transcripts we got from a delightful new leak Plus, Edward Snowden, the traitor abroad Should leakers be hung like the cowards they are?
Views: 382011 ReasonTV
What Should Have Happened at the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings
 
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Democrats and Republicans are once again in the midst of a deep partisan battle, this time about whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is the most qualified Supreme Court nominee in history or a crypto-racist hiding his shadowy résumé. Days of speeches, protests, and calculated outrage have not changed the expected outcome, and Judge Kavanaugh will almost certainly become the next Supreme Court justice. ----- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ----- In the latest Reason video, we explore what we would have liked to see during the Kavanaugh hearings. Starring Austin Bragg and Andrew Heaton. Written by Meredith Bragg, Austin Bragg, and Andrew Heaton. Edited by Austin Bragg.
Views: 236300 ReasonTV
Stossel: Jordan Peterson vs. “Social Justice Warriors”
 
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Many leftists hate Jordan Peterson, a Canadian psychologist and professor at the University of Toronto. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- Leftists began to hate Peterson after he said he'd disobey a proposed Canadian law that would force Canadians to call anyone who doesn't want to be called "he or she" something else, like "ze" or "xe." When Peterson said he'd refuse to obey, angry students shouted Peterson down, blowing air horns and screaming to make sure others couldn't hear. Peterson defends his position to John Stossel: "I don't care what people want to be called. That's fine, but that doesn't mean I should be compelled by law to call them that." It's not just students who slam Peterson. In one TV interview, Peterson stayed calm while the host tried to put words in his mouth. "You are saying that women aren't intelligent enough to run these top companies....You don't believe in equal pay," Cathy Newman, the reporter at Britain's Channel 4 News, insisted. "No, I'm not saying that at all," Peterson responded. He hadn't said that. What he had said, is that natural differences explain most of the gender wage gap. As an example, Peterson cites studies that find, in wealthy countries that focus most on equality, like Sweden, even fewer women major in science and math. Instead they pick fields that deal with people, like teaching, and men tend more toward technical fields. Peterson says this shows that when men and women have the most freedom to decide what they do, they pick fields that line up with their natural biological interests. That idea infuriates leftists. "It should infuriate them," Peterson tells Stossel. "Because I'm going right at the heart of the radical leftist doctrine." That doctrine is social justice, the idea that all groups should have equal outcomes; that there should be just as many female CEOs, scientists, and computer programmers, because men and women are essentially the same. If outcomes differ, it must be sexism. Peterson says that the focus on group equality is a spinoff of Marxism. That after Marxism failed spectacularly in the economic realm, Marxists applied their way of thinking to issues like the difference between men and women. "We've got a hundred million corpses stacked up to demonstrate" the failure of Marxism, says Peterson. And the new Marxism-derived focus on group equality won't end any better. Peterson calls for the opposite of Marxism–a focus on the individual. He says people should stick with "the principles that govern the West; capitalist principles. The free market principles." With those principles "we do better than any place has ever done." The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel, his independent production company, Stossel Productions, and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.
Views: 657375 ReasonTV
Remy: Shake it Off (Taylor Swift Obama Parody)
 
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The Obama administration puts its own special spin on the Taylor Swift hit. Approximately 2:15 minutes. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. Written and performed by Remy. Music tracks and background vocals by Ben Karlstrom. Additional background vocals by Geri Karlstrom. Video produced and edited by Meredith Bragg. Scroll below for lyrics and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/10/20/remy-shake-it-off-white-house-version for hyper-linked lyrics, downloadable versions, and more. Follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and Reason at @reason. LYRICS: They say you're tapping all the phones They say you use too many drones That's what people say, Mm-mm That's what people say, Mm-mm They say you gave the cartels guns That terrorists ain't on the run That's what people say and they got groped at TSA But I keep trying Can't stop won't stop lying It's like we're just denying the reality saying it's gonna be alright Because the vets are gonna wait and the hard drives gonna break baby we're just gonna shake shake it off, shake it off When things don't go away we're gonna blame it on a tape baby we're just gonna shake shake it off, shake it off They say that nothing is secure That you don't know the cure I assure you that ain't right this dude just came in with a knife See we keep trying Can't stop won't stop lying It's like we're just denying the reality saying it's gonna be alright Cuz the vets are gonna wait and the hard drives gonna break baby we're just gonna shake shake it off, shake it off Your emails are getting saved and your junk is on display baby we're just gonna shake shake it off, shake it off AP phone records we take our opponents gonna pay baby we're just gonna shake shake it off, shake it off Laws we're gonna break concern we're gonna fake then it's off to a fundraiser to shake it off, shake it off
Views: 644616 ReasonTV
Remy: $20 Trillion Reasons (Lady Gaga Million Reasons Parody)
 
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There are 20 trillion reasons we should reign in government spending. ---------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------- LYRICS: Why can't we buy these tanks the Army says they don't need Why can't we buy these solar-powered abortion machines Uh, sir, there's 20 trillion reasons You have 20 trillion reasons We got 20 trillion reasons About 20 trillion reasons Why can't we build a border wall that touches the skies Stay on our momma's healthcare until we're 45 We got 20 trillion reasons You have 20 trillion reasons We got 20 trillion reasons About 20 trillion reasons We took centuries to reach 10, now I fear we're gleaning Debt is like this guy it should be nowhere near the teens and now we've got about 20 trillion reasons to stop today But maybe if we just spend one more we'll stay Twenty trillion dollars stacked together just might reach to the sun Uh, so It could even last Johnny Depp for over a month Dear God We got 20 trillion reasons They got 20 trillion reasons You have 20 trillions reasons We have 20 trillion reasons Could we pay off the tab by buying unneeded jets Or just identify as being not that in debt We'd still have 20 trillion reasons Still the 20 trillion reasons Still have 20 trillion reasons Over 20 trillion reasons I've paid social security since I was first hired Will that program still exist on the day I retire I forgot my car It's parked in the two hour parking Lord, show me the way I think I hear my third wife carping I got a pot of sauce I left on the oven range Lady Gaga parody written and performed by Remy Music tracks and background vocals by Ben Karlstrom Video by Meredith Bragg
Views: 153359 ReasonTV
Remy: Don't Tell 'Em (Jeremih Obamacare Parody)
 
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As Jonathan Gruber could tell you, the only way to sell "stupid" American voters on Obamacare was to keep us confused about what the law actually does. Remy recreates the White House's strategy meeting in this parody of the Jeremih hit, "Don't Tell 'Em." About 90 seconds. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. Written and performed by Remy. Mastering and background vocals by Ben Karlstrom. Video produced and edited by Meredith Bragg. Scroll down for lyrics, and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/11/17/remy-dont-tell-em-obamacare-transparency for downloadable versions, and more. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and Reason at @reason. LYRICS: Folks would be aghast if this law would be passed but thankfully they are so dumb Sure our team can't build a website in three years but THEY'RE the ones who are so dumb So, what's the strategy? Don't tell em, don't tell 'em You ain't even Don't tell em, don't tell 'em You ain't even, you ain't even gotta tell 'em It'll bring prices down with it Your healthcare plan will stick around with it Boy, you know I'm from Chicago Maybe they get a clown with it… Don't let me catch you snoring Making government bigger is never boring Our CBO strategy's named "Bill Cosby" we're looking for an improper scoring When folks ask what's in you lie through the tooth Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Our ideas are so good we can't tell the truth That's right right right right right But won't people read it in three years or so? My, my, my, my, my, my Who'd look inside something that many years old?
Views: 293802 ReasonTV
Remy: People are Outraged!
 
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Remy is OUTRAGED over outrageous outrage. Written and performed by Remy. Mastered by Ben Karlstrom. Shot and edited by Austin Bragg. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. LYRICS: Franken says if he was still in the Senate, he'd press Kavanaugh in two key areas I bet he would. Thanks, Ed. Our top story tonight: The President's Tweeting We'll dispel the silly notion we're deliberately misleading Plus, people are outraged at Starbucks holiday cup More on the fiery backlash as the program picks up Huh. Who's outraged? The world is embittered! No, really, who's outraged? Two people on Twitter… Look, we want to disprove the president's tweets Maybe no holiday cups? I see what you mean… Again, our top story: Enemy of the People? Trump's ridiculous claims that we view you as sheeple Plus, people are outraged at Starbucks unity cups The latest on the angry backlash and why some are fed up If 72% of people think what we do's misleading Isn't playing up an outrage just a bit self-defeating? I know that we've honed in on what's good for ratings But enough with the cups! I won't keep them waiting Deadly protests in Nicaragua with Ortega in charge What the latest crackdown means for the region at large Plus, people are outraged at Starbucks new mug The furious backlash of this frightful jug And, of course, our top story: A White House Deranged? CNN's Jim Acosta in a testy exchange And so we don't lose your trust we'll sit silent, alone And go straight to an eyewitness live on the phone Well Jim Acosta asked a question right at the start It was a great question, astutely stated, really quite smart As a journalist we love the truth declared to imposters And your name for the record? Jim Acosta Finally tonight, we leave on a note that is somber As noun verb outraged preposition—Someone put the template in the prompter… Preposition Starbucks adjective noun Preposition verb backlash pronoun…
Views: 109540 ReasonTV
Remy: Bitcoin Billionaire
 
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Remy rides crypto to the moon. ----- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- Written and performed by Remy. Produced by Austin and Meredith Bragg. Music tracks mastered by Ben Karlstrom. Music by J-Beats Productions. Lyrics: I was broke, unemployed, I was starting to slouch I was sleeping in the basement on my momma's new couch That's when I heard it all, a chance to skirt it all a money like my last girl Completely virtual... Got the top graphics cards, got a power supply a microprocesser, a motherboard, a towering drive I put the RAM in the RAM slot, drive in the larger bay topped it off, two fans Like a Chargers game! Price spike to $30!? I missed out, I fear crudely assemble a rig like a BP engineer My friends and family smile and smirk and all make fun of me But I'm-a make them eat their words because I'm gonna be a Bitcoin Billionaire Spending money like I don't care Mining coin in my underwear I'm gonna be a Bitcoin Billionaire Selecting software and reading the notes I'm picking out my favorite miners like a Penn State coach Pick me a digital wallet for holding all my amounts read up on the all the ways to open lots of accounts I feel like Tom Brady, I got a fear of inflation But this is crypto, baby--central bank decentralization The script I flipped it, laptop encrypted My life was rotten now all my cotton's Egypt-ed Now even on my vacation I'm crypto-supplying They call me gentrification the way I'm block-modifying Friends asking "what's the best part of your newfound treasury?" I say "reminding you how you told me I'd never be a… Bitcoin Billionaire Spending money like I don't care Flash drives in their underwear Now that I'm a Bitcoin Billionaire The cash was never-ending, yo upscale and fun and rowdy I was spending like a 7 on a scale from 1 to Saudi Call it mad bankin', all night and all weekend My rig is Al Franken: (grabs what it can while you sleepin') Just try outspending me and you'll see I'm on a mission I drop more Satoshis than a clumsy Japanese obstetrician But I ain't open to splits, don't care if it's best or not Opposing forks like a Chinese restaurant I went from geek to chic, from basic to ASIC I went from basement-squatting to yachting from basin to basin Went from no friends and depression to peer-to-peer legend Bitcoin Billionaire Spending money like I don't care Then one day there was a solar flare... I was a Bitcoin Billionaire Spending money like I don't care Now I just pawned my underwear Used to be a Bitcoin Billionaire.
Views: 584047 ReasonTV
Remy: Happy (Pharrell Williams Tax Day Parody)
 
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Remy reworks the Pharrell Williams hit, "Happy," for tax season. Approximately two minutes. Written and performed by Remy. Video produced by Sean Malone. All instruments and backing vocals by Ben Karlstrom. Visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/04/14/remy-happy-tax-day-edition for full text, links, downloadable versions, and more. LYRICS: It might seem crazy what I'm about to say. I'm loving all these taxes that I gotta pay. Like income, sales, gas, capital gains, and having to pay you to figure out the way. Clap along if you're like me, and it makes you feel so good. That your total tax paid for part of an outhouse in the woods. Clap along if sweet camel statues make you groove. Clap along if you worked four months to help pay for its hooves. But don't you want to pay for what PETA says? How about for Pre-K programs for fetuses? How about $180 grand to study quail? How about this—do you NOT want to go to jail? Clap along if you love looking for every last receipt. Clap along if it feels you're on a bike without a seat. Clap along if you just want to high five and say shucks. When the State Department can't locate $6 billion bucks.
Views: 175418 ReasonTV
Remy: The Venezuela Diet!
 
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Socialism works... for weight loss Using an ancient Soviet method, 75% of Venezuelans have lost an average of 19 pounds and so can you! Who needs human rights and free press when you can get back to your old college weight? Watch the video and let Remy show you how it all works. ---- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---- Written by Remy. Performed by Remy and Austin Bragg. Edited by Bragg.
Views: 182070 ReasonTV
Remy: Raise The Debt Ceiling Rap
 
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We may not be able to address our current debt ceiling woes, but we can at least put them to a good beat. Visit the links below for more Reason coverage on the debt, deficit and government spending: Five Facts About the Debt http://reason.com/archives/2011/07/25/five-facts-about-the-debt The Facts About the Debt Ceiling http://reason.com/archives/2011/07/18/the-facts-about-the-debt-ceili Reason.com Topics: Government Spending http://reason.com/topics/goverment-spending "Raise the Debt Ceiling" is the third of a series of collaborations between Remy and Reason.tv. To watch Remy's other videos, go to http:youtube.com/goremy Music by Remy. Video shot and produced by Meredith Bragg. Download the mp3 and HD versions at http://reason.tv, the video channel for Reason magazine and http://reason.com LYRICS: Raise da debt ceiling! Raise da debt ceiling! Raise da debt ceiling! Raise da debt ceiling! 14 trillion in debt but yo we ain't got no qualms droppin $100 bills and million dollar bombs spending money we don't have that's the name of the game they call me cumulo nimbus because you KNOW I make it rain bail out all kind of cars got all kind of whips ladies ask me how I get em I tell em STIMULUS Social Security surplus? Oh, guess what? it's gone I got my hands on everything like Dominique Strauss Kahn ain't got no Medicare trust fund son, that's just absurd spending every single penny that we see, son, have you heard? ain't got no moral objections ain't got kind of complaints ain't got no quantitative statutory budget restraints so... [CHORUS] Yo, we up in the Fed and we living in style Spending lots of money while we sipping crystal still making it rain and yeah it be so pleasing wait, not making it rain-- we be "Quantitative Easing!" QE1, QE2 QE4, QE3 Dropping IOU's in every fund that I see printing the cash inflating the monies callin up China "a-yo we straight out of 20's!" in the club we be louding out while to the market, yeah we be crowding out on the beach getting tan and sipping Corona we got a monetary plan-- and it involves a lot of toner... [CHORUS] So if you look at the chart and examine the trend we borrow 40 cents of every single dollar we spend and non-discretionary spending increases every day do you have a comment for Committee? I MAKE IT RAIN Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker would you beam me up? A Congressperson cutting spending? Couldn't dream me up We're gonna default if we follow this road! I should have thought of this 14 trillion dollars ago! I'm the king of the links I'm a menace at tennis I'm sticking spinnaz on my rims picking winnaz in business if you're looking for some cash it's about to get heavy I got some big ol' piles of money and guess what--they shovel ready [CHORUS]
Views: 629215 ReasonTV
Remy: What are the Chances? (An IRS Love Song)
 
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Remy weighs the odds of finding true love and, like a well-timed IRS hard drive failure, finds a higher power at work. Approximately 2 minutes. Written and performed by Remy. Video and graphics by Meredith Bragg. Music arranged by Ben Karlstrom. Scroll down for lyrics, and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/07/21/remy-what-are-the-chances-an-irs-love-so for links, downloadable versions, and more. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material goes live and follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/GoRemy To see more Remy/Reason TV videos, go here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL02D02B9A144182DB LYRICS: There's seven billion people Walking on this world of ours How I found the perfect girl I think about the odds I think somebody up above had us exchanging glances I mean, what are the chances? It's like if victims of improper screenings all had the same views And the head guy at the agency told Congress that ain't true and it turns out when he said that well, it really was a myth and the lady in charge of it all happened to plead the Fifth Now while that's all coincidence I don't think our romance is I mean, what are the chances? Now while we're on the subject of stories no one buys You can't tell me how we met ain't just fate in disguise Regardless how improbable it seems that our romance is What are the chances? It's like if an impartial agency with no corrupt connections Leaked private tax returns which were then used to sway elections and the hard drive of the lady at the center of the buzzing conveniently lost all the emails from the time in question and the Congress asked for records from a second dude as well but it turns out that there weren't any cuz his hard drive crashed as well so they tried to get some records from a third person and fourth but would't you know their hard drives crashed so no emails of course and a fifth person and six person were focused on for help and they finally found documents ha, hard drives crashed as well And a seventh guy investigated Wait, really....
Views: 134245 ReasonTV
Remy: Better Now? (Post Malone Parody)
 
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Promised an improved way of life, Remy does everything he can to believe in a new ideology–except the math. Written and performed by Remy. Video produced by Austin Bragg. Music tracks and mastering by Ben Karlstrom. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at Apple Podcasts: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- LYRICS Listened to those leaders so intently Those Che Guevara shirts all seemed so trendy Thought that things would be so good and friendly So why'm I eating my neighbor's dog Benji? Twenty million killed, sure, that's stuff I don't like But I could stay on Momma's plan for the rest of my life A guaranteed job digging ditches? Well what's not to like? It's failed miserably each time so trying again seemed wise Now I'm looting, looting, looting, looting Grabbing wieners like I'm Kevin Spacey Told a crowd "we need free markets instead" Now my neck is no longer attached to my head They promised things would all be better now, better now If pure equality was finally found, finally found Now we're all grocery shopping at the pound, at the pound Said that we'd have everything Now we don't have anything Whoa… How much plasma are they gonna take? Before I finally have enough to trade? For toilet paper or a rodent steak? I keep on looking back on better days They promised things would all be better now, better now If free expression it was not allowed, not allowed But I just caught my Roomba texting Mao Said that we'd have everything Now we don't have anything They promised things would all be better now, better now If men with guns took farmers' land and plow, land and plow Now it's another night of Rat Kung Pao, Rat Kung Pao Said that we'd have everything Now we don't have anything They promised things would all be better now, better now If we just nationalized oil in the ground, in the ground Now somehow gasoline can not be found, not be found Said that we'd have everything Now we don't have anything
Views: 114105 ReasonTV
Remy: Violent Video Games (The Rap)
 
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In prison for life, Remy looks back on his violent past and contemplates where it all went wrong who's to blame. Written and Performed by Remy Shot and Edited by Austin Bragg and Meredith Bragg Mastering by Ben Karlstrom Music tracks by Grind Time Production Squad Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- LYRICS: In the clink In the slammer Yeah I'm doing hard time For a crime that I committed Back in 2009 See violent games lead to crimes Wish I knew from the start Before I ever got involved In playing Mario Kart I was hugging the turns Heaving items for thrills Ain't seen a toad so damaged by shell Since that last oil spill But something happens to your brain Doing virtual wrongs Woke up the next morning And it wasn't too long before I was Dropping bananas Upon every street Hurling turtles Hurting every single person I see Then I was road-raging at plumbers Nobody could stop me I'd run princesses off the road so much I joined the paparazzi Now I'm in prison doing 20 to life How could such a game be legal man The danger is rife Well my fate is sealed Won't be doing right Because I'm playing violent video games tonight And the things I do I then do in life It's a tragedy I'm gonna be in jail for life Reminds me of another time My life went astray Playing a World War 2 game Back in 2008 I was only playing a minute Then I felt an unease Next thing I did right after playing I interred the Japanese Years later I would pay the judges To win every race It's just what happens when you play Too many games by EA Now I'm doing life With no chance of parole Why didn't anybody ban these games How was I to know CHORUS Expert here And forgive me for stalling But violent video games The stats are appalling Just look at this graph And as you can tell As gameplay's increased Youth crime has as well Uh - It's gone down Well who needs a chart? I took 400 grand in loans So you know that I'm smart Like a guy leaving the mohel You're missing the point Freedom's when you only get to play The games we anoint
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Remy: Closer (Trump Inauguration Chainsmokers Parody)
 
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Remy finds common ground between Trump supporters and protesters at the inauguration. Parody of "Closer" by The Chainsmokers Written and Performed by Remy. Music tracks by by Ben Karlstrom and Stickzz. Mastered by Ben Karlstrom. Produced and Edited by Austin Bragg. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. Lyrics: Lord, we thank you for this day and please protect us From anything that might lead or affect us astray Kids, make sure you read your Bibles, it's the best word You can't be watching nothing with the "S" word, okay? You know it breaks my heart Our culture is so coarsened! Clinton was the start, and Eight years, more debt We need to get back to the tenets of small government! That's why I came to cheer and watch A statist who likes to grab crotch... So give me more disclosure of entitlement proposals I used to say we can't afford Tax my trade and close the border Give crude language the exposure That up 'til now I abhorred While I'm not a total poser You could say I'm getting closer You! Look at all you people out here nodding! While soon there's gonna be a lot of bombing, we grieve Trump!? That guy just gives the pot a stirring motion I haven't seen such terrible emotions since New Year's Eve. You know it broke my heart The wars are never-ending--George Bush was the start and Don Trump / Mike Pence? We need to stop the droning, it's just common sense Those are things I'll protest and scream Unless, you know, it hurts my team... So hand me a pink poster because now I'm an opposer Of the bombings and the wars That for eight years I glossed over My memory is as selective as Meryl Streep's I suppose Pass that stuff we brought from Boulder You could say I'm getting closer You could say we're getting closer. You could say we're getting closer.
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Remy: Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (Toby Keith Civil Liberties Parody)
 
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Remy channels his inner Toby Keith to send terrorists a message. Written and performed by Remy. Produced and edited by Austin Bragg. Approximately 2 minutes. Visit https://reason.com for full text, links, and downloadable versions of this video. Lyrics: My daddy came to this country he escaped from Iraq and he came with nothing but a dream of the American flag He wanted my mother, my sister our carpet and me to grow up and live happy in the land of the free Now this nation that I love is under terror attack another sucker punch came flying in from this punk in the back You think you can start a fight and we'll roll over and die man we'll light up your world like the Fourth of July We're gonna tap this guy's phone take his rifle and then force companies to make software with backdoor access and then We'll be raising his taxes make him pay for these toys and whenever he goes flying we'll be cupping his boys Yeah it'll feel like the whole wide world is raining down on you brought to you courtesy of the red, white, and blue We'll run up debt and be so underwater on loans you'd swear Ted Kennedy had probably driven us home You think you can pick a fight and make us change our free ways we'll put a dude in his ass it's the American way We'll tap this guy's browser history have due process decreased and when he bites a shape in Pop Tarts we're gonna call the police We'll put your name in the papers you'll be famous in malls and when this guy goes to New York they'll be cupping his balls Yeah don't it feel like the whole wide world is raining down on you? that's brought to you courtesy of the red, white, and blue [PATRIOTIC VOWEL SOUNDS]
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Stossel: Bad Laws Worsen the Homeless Crisis
 
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Politicians claim housing regulation helps the poor. In reality, it makes their lives much harder. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- San Francisco is one of America's richest cities, yet it has a major problem with homelessness and crime. An average of 85 cars are broken into daily, yet fewer than 2 percent lead to arrests. The homeless themselves are often harassed. "They run around and they shout at themselves," one man who usually sleeps on the streets told our crew. "They make it bad for people like us that hang out with a sign." Since store owners can't rely on city cops for help, some have hired private police to patrol their stores. There used to be hundreds of these private cops citiwide—and then the city's police union complained. There are fewer than 10 left. San Francisco's politicians have promised to help the homeless going back decades. In 1982, Mayor Dianne Feinstein bragged about creating "a thousands units right here in the Tenderloin." In 2002, Mayor Willie Brown said "you gotta do something about it." In 2008, Mayor Gavin Newsom boasted about moving "6,860 human beings off the street." In 2018, San Francisco passed a new local tax to help pay for homeless services. Why have the results been so lackluster? One reason: San Francisco has the nation's highest rents. Laura Foote runs the non-profit "YIMBY Action," which stands for "yes in my backyard." The organization promotes policies that encourage more housing construction as a way to bring down prices. Many San Francisco residents object to this mission. "I would hate it," one woman told John Stossel. "I think it'd be really congested," said another. "Let me build," said developer John Dennis. He spent years trying to get permission to replace a graffiti-covered, long-defunct meat-packing plant with a 60-unit building. He eventually got permission—but it took 4 years. "And all that time, we're paying property taxes and we're paying for maintenance of the building," Dennis told Stossel. "I'll never do another project here," he says. The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel; his independent production company, Stossel Productions; and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.
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Assault Weapon Bans Are All About Appearance
 
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s latest bill classifies firearms not by what they do but based on how they look. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at Apple Podcasts: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- A string of high-profile mass shootings over the past few years has spawned a movement to outlaw so-called assault weapons, in particular the popular AR-15. On January 9, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D–Calif.) introduced a federal bill to ban assault weapons—legislation that's been depicted as life-saving, common sense policy. But its definition of an assault weapon is totally arbitrary. Proposals like Feinstein's latest draft bill leave shooters with plenty of equally deadly alternatives. "An assault weapon is whatever is covered by an assault weapon ban," says Reason Senior Editor Jacob Sullum, author of a feature story on the topic in our June 2018 issue. "The criteria that are used to identify assault weapons are things that have little or nothing to do with how useful or how deadly an assault weapon is in the hands of a mass murderer." The federal government banned assault weapons in 1994, when President Bill Clinton signed a bill also sponsored by Sen. Feinstein. That legislation expired 10 years later. Meanwhile, seven states and the District of Columbia have enacted their own assault weapon bans. There's little evidence that the 1994 legislation reduced gun deaths, in part because it was mostly a symbolic gesture. "Unless you really delve into the specifics of what these bills do, you don't understand how utterly arbitrary they are," says Sullum. Read the full article here: https://reason.com/reasontv/2019/01/11/dianne-feinstein-assault-weapon-ban Produced and edited by Mark McDaniel. Cameras by Jim Epstein, Zach Weismuller, and McDaniel. "Day Into Night" by Rho is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. "See You Soon" by Borrtex is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. "The First" by Scott Gratton is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Photo Credit: Ingram Publishing/Newscom Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Newscom ADREES LATIF/REUTERS/Newscom SERGIO FLORES/UPI/Newscom GARY I ROTHSTEIN/UPI/Newscom Joyce N. Boghosian/ZUMA Press/Newscom Christopher Dilts/Sipa USA/Newscom David Santiago/TNS/Newscom Mike Stocker/TNS/Newscom Allison Zaucha/ZUMA Press/Newscom Sam Simmonds/Polaris/Newscom ZUMA Press/Newscom
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Remy: I Like it, I Love it (Tim McGraw Parody)
 
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After years of complaining about Washington's fiscal irresponsibility, Remy is finally in office and ready to make a change. ---------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- Parody written and performed by Remy Produced and Edited by Austin Bragg Music tracks and backing vocals by Ben Karlstrom LYRICS: Spent four to eight years complaining about all the cash we spend Asking for your vote and money, we need limited government About how these deficits are costing us a trillion a pop But vote for me, I’ll be as stingy as a GameStop And then I got elected and took over DC Cutting back on all spending is what I would do you'd think But I like it, I love it, I want some more of it A wall so tall you can’t climb above it Don’t know what it is about the spending that I covet but I like it, I love it, I want some more of it The Founding Father Daddies tried to teach me currency Now my spending list is longer than a CVS receipt Now I’m keeping old programs and taking out loans I’m scrapping spending caps and I’m cranking out drones I’m adding more spending, I’m throwing a parade My list is shovel-ready (so is most of what I say) Cuz I like it, I love it, I want some more of it I talk a lot, it turns out I’m bluffing Don’t know what it is about the spending that I covet but I like it, I love it, I want some more of it
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Remy: April Fool's!
 
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Remy explores some of the great April Fools' Day gags in United States history. Written and Performed by Remy. Camera by Meredith Bragg. Edited by Austin Bragg. Music tracks and mastering by Ben Karlstrom. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. LYRICS: Give me liberty or give me death! Let us fight for independence up until our final breath! The one regret that we should all have in our minds We only have one life to give up for the future of mankind! April Fools! A jestful jab! How about we give ourselves free health care and stick our grandkids with the tab? I'm talking penis pills for you and you and you! April Fools! April Fools! April Fools! Four score and seven years has been the span Fair weather brought a crowd I see you all must be Penguins fans Thousands sacrificed their lives upon this turf To ensure that a free nation shall not perish from the earth! April Fools! A playful plea! They died so we could monitor your browser history and use your phone to watch you number two Must we give thought to the price paid by these tools?! (No!) April Fools! April Fools! April Fools! Ask not about yourself Ask what you can do for your country leave selfishness on the shelf May the communists abroad hear this reprise We shall pay any cost to ensure that liberty survives! April Fools! Just cheeky chants! There's a missile crisis! Yes and it is happening in your pants So take these free pills, we'll send China IOUs April Fools! April Fools! April Fools! April Fools! They died in vain! Life is dangerous, just ask people under Harrison Ford's planes Must we give thought to the price paid by these tools? April Fools! April Fools! April Fools! A federal workforce so small and lean! Will they be fluent in Latin? Yes! Well, if you count "per diem"… I'm talking free stuff for you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you...
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Remy: Affluenflammation (Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication Parody)
 
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When quality of life improved, doctors discover a new affliction. A parody of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Californication." ---- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at Apple Podcasts: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ----- Watch the original video for Californication here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlUKcNNmywk Red Hot Chili Peppers YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEuOwB9vSL1oPKGNdONB4ig Written by Remy. Music tracks, mastering, and background vocals by Ben Karlstrom. Video produced by Austin Bragg. LYRICS There’s a non-foregone phenomenon in any prosperous nation When primal fears all disappear the brain then gets a sensation The medical name we gave this pain is affluenflammation Ol’ Bill Tub is chugging a jug of cold bovine lactation When his eyes then realize that carton side’s got information And since his life contains no strife it’s affluenflammation For the better part of history diseases all were raging Measles, mumps up on your junk like they were Kevin Spacey Then came Jonas Salk Makes you wonder what all for… Cuz we’ve got affluenflammation We’ve got affluenflammation Ol’ Chip Black is cracking the back of twelve live-steamed crustaceans For the perks and glee of living free he starts to lose appreciation And if you probe his frontal lobe—yep—affluenflammation Through the course of human history each day we faced starvation Rats and pox and chamber pots, streets filled with defecation Free markets changed the norm Makes you wonder what all for… Cuz we’ve got affluenflammation We’ve got affluenflammation We’ve got affluenflammation We’ve got affluenflammation
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We Read Hillary's Book So You Don't Have To
 
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Hillary Clinton's new book "What Happened" attempts to explain Trump's upset victory in 2016 through a series of reasons which are not Hillary Clinton. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- Mostly Weekly is hosted by Andrew Heaton with headwriter Sarah Rose Siskind. Script by Sarah Rose Siskind with writing assistance from Andrew Heaton and Brian Sack. Edited by Austin Bragg and Sarah Rose Siskind. Produced by Meredith and Austin Bragg. Theme Song: Frozen by Surfer Blood. Category News & Politics License Standard YouTube License
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Stossel: How Government Caused 'The Boy Crisis’
 
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Author Warren Farrell says welfare programs encouraged fatherless households. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- Warren Farrell, author of The Boy Crisis, was once associated with the feminist movement. Then he changed his views. "I don't agree with the part of feminism that says, 'Men are the oppressors and women are the oppressed,'" Farrell tells Maxim Lott, a senior producer of Stossel on Reason. For example, men die five years earlier than women, have more dangerous jobs, and are often passed over for custody. Boys are two times more likely than girls to commit suicide. Boys are 29 percent less likely to get a college degree than girls. So why do men earn more and have more influence in government and business? A big reason, Farrell argues, is that men are filling social expectations to become the family breadwinner. "Our dads and our grandpas, they made sacrifices...to make more money, and then the feminist movement turned all of that sacrifice on the part of men against men," Farrell says. Both sexes struggle, but Farrell thinks the feminist movement's single-sided focus on women's inequalities has led to an atmosphere that harms boys. A dramatic increase in fatherless households—which Farrell believes is largely responsible for boys' problems—goes ignored. Study after study finds that having both a mother and father is best, at least for straight families. (Gay families may do just as well; Farrell notes that the overall evidence is inconclusive.) "Even when we control for the amount of money a father and mother earn, children with dads still do much better," Farrell notes. The rate of fatherless households has increased partly because of welfare programs that "tear the family apart by giving the money to mothers when fathers are absent," Farrell argues, "and not giving money to mothers when fathers are present." Why would fatherless households hurt boys more than girls? "Boys tend to not have as many skills at developing friendships, at developing emotional connections," Farrell says. "So when the family connection breaks apart, it affects them more profoundly than it does their sisters." Farrell says fathers are critical for several non-intuitive reasons. One is roughhousing, which teaches kids boundaries. Fathers roughhouse more than mothers, and when they do, "the father is creating a bond with the child, so the children don't mind discipline....The discipline is the price they pay for more fun with dad." Many people think that mothers tend to be better parents because women are, on average, more empathetic and pay more attention to a child's needs. But Farrell says this by itself is not enough, because "an empathetic parent does not create an empathetic child. An empathetic parent is someone who's always thinking of the children's needs, which teaches the children to always have his or her needs thought of." Requiring a child to think of others' needs is what actually build empathy, Farrell says. Finally, Farrell says that mothers are more likely to express their love for a child by doing things like homework for the kid. They're more likely to engage in "helicopter parenting," which leads to overly dependent kids. What's the solution to "the Boy Crisis"? Farrell says that society should offer more respect to men who focus on fathering rather than career success. He wishes there were more men in classrooms, and that schools would bring back things like recess. The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel, his independent production company, Stossel Productions, and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.
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What Should Have Happened at the Facebook Hearing
 
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It was hard to watch Mark Zuckerberg's congressional hearing without liking congress a lot less. In between the rampant showboating and clumsy soundbites, it became clear that a lot of legislators don't know enough about technology to competently regulate it. And even if they did, the federal government's track record on surveillance and privacy rights is less than sterling. ---------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------- In the latest Reason video, we explore what we would have liked to see during Facebook's congressional hearing. Written by Austin Bragg and Andrew Heaton. Starring Bragg and Heaton. Produced and edited by Bragg.
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Remy: Trigger (Michael Jackson Thriller Parody)
 
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Remy culturally appropriates Michael Jackson in this updated Halloween classic. -------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. -------- Written and Performed by Remy. Video by Meredith and Austin Bragg. Music tracks and backing vocals by Ben Karlstrom.
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Remy: Working 9 to 5 (Dolly Parton Obamacare Parody)
 
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The new health care law shakes up Remy's employment situation. Approx. 1:50 minutes. Written and performed by Remy. Musical Arrangement by Ben Karlstrom. Video by Meredith Bragg. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. Follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy. LYRICS: Wake up in the morning ten minutes late, I hit the snooze like a Chris Brown date I brush all my teeth, I'm driving, and I'm on my way But I'm floored when I walk into the joint I'm more confused than Joe Namath with a coin my boss' memo says starting today I'm working 1 to 5 My hours keep on falling Now I'm not full-time All the creditors keep calling Said I could keep my plan I'm no longer a believer My new deductible's so high you'd think its dad was Jeremy Bieber Working 1 to 5 Not trying to be controversial it's just I'm home and I'm watching J.G. Wentworth commercials Say goodbye full time and hello to under-employment Because I'm working fewer hours than a Flappy Bird high score Working 1 to 5 I'm no longer out there toiling My work schedule is less complete than a Sochi toilet Oh the New York Times assures me that it's liberating from what it isn't clear I guess employment compensation Working 1 to 5 Insecure and broke that's right Working 1 to 5 Like the Obamacare website Working 1 to 5 It's just a simple task It's like they drilled the Keystone XL pipeline directly up my...
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Remy: Cough Drops-The Mandate (The Sandra Fluke Rap)
 
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Remy crashes Sandra Fluke's Congressional testimony to demand a mandate for his cough drop addiction. "Remy: Cough Drops-The Mandate" is one of a series of collaborations between Remy and Reason.tv. To watch Remy's other videos, go to http:youtube.com/goremy Approximately 1:50 minutes. Lyrics by Remy. Video shot and produced by Meredith Bragg. More from Reason on Sandra Fluke and the cost of contraception: Make the Pill Cheaper by Making it Over the Counter http://reason.com/blog/2012/03/09/postrel-make-the-pill-cheaper-by-making Sandra Fluke's Protection Racket http://reason.com/archives/2012/03/07/sandra-flukes-protection-racket It's Like Totally Different When a Liberal Blowhard Guy Calls a Conservative Woman a Twat! http://reason.com/blog/2012/03/06/its-like-totally-different-when-a-libera Download the mp3 and HD versions at http://reason.tv, the video channel for Reason magazine and http://reason.com Lyrics: Yeah and listen up peeps, you better check the deal We got another mandate we gone straight reveal And if you don't listen up, we be walking out Yeah you know cough drops what we talking about Take a look at this graph, you gonna holler with fear Cough drops costing me a hundred dollars a year I'm talking Halls, Ludens, to keep me alive It's like a dog-fighting ring, I need Vicks to survive It's preventative medicine, suppressing my cough? Word. I need a vote from each of you--oh, that's kind of awkward Cough drops are so tasty--how is it allowed? Yeah, this guy knows what I'm talking about. Cherry, honey lemon, or the mentho-lyptus Directly to my house's where I suggest you ship this They come in all kinds of colors and flavors galore Even sheep sk--wait, I think this one's yours I appreciate the testimony, very profound We need to verify this policy is morally sound And there's one reasonable way to see if it should be allowed And it's to probe you internally, can somebody get me a towel? My apologies for the gentleman across the aisle He doesn't understand mandates, he hasn't been here a while I see no reason we shouldn't pass your request Just let me double check, yep, it passes our test This is not about "men's health," this is not a prescription Mandate Men's Health, 12 month subscription Your party has no respect for individual rights Now come on up here, I'd like to check your insides Well I guess it's safe to say this has kind of devolved Maybe it's not the best idea to have these people involved So I think I'm gonna bounce, put this one on the shelf Hit up the drug store--get some cough drops myself.
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The TSA's 12 Banned Items of Christmas
 
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As travelers board planes this holiday, please be aware of 12 actual banned items from the Transportation Security Administration. Approximately 3:51. Written and performed by Justin Monticello. Shot and edited by Paul Detrick. Visit http://reason.com/reasontv for downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube Channel to receive automatic updates when new material goes live.
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Our Amazing Debt (Cosmos Parody)
 
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The math behind the National Debt is so complex that Reason TV decided to lean on "Cosmos" to explain it. ---- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---- We are about to begin a journey beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity. Join me, as we explore: Our Amazing Debt We are all made of star stuff. And in America, we are all born more than $61 thousand in debt. The collective debt we owe as a country now stands at $20 trillion, a level of debt unfathomable to our contemptible caveman ancestors. How can we comprehend the sheer magnitude of the national debt? With our starship of imagination. This is the USS Dumbitdownforme and it cost $12 billion to construct: all financed through debt. We didn't have the money to build it and we didn't want to raise taxes to pay for it, but we really wanted it. So, like a fiscal wormhole, we've used debt to puncture the reality of financial constraints, connecting what we want now to even more money we promise to pay later. $20 Trillion is not just a lot of money, it's all the money, and then some. If we could round up all the US currency in existence–every dollar bill, every quarter, every penny–we'd still need another $18 trillion. All the gold that has ever been mined couldn't even cover half of our debt. Yet our story doesn't end here. Like our ever-expanding universe our debt is constantly growing larger. This year we will pay more than $250 billion on interest payments. Not the debt, just the fee for borrowing money. Much as cosmic expansion will inevitably lead to the heat death of our own universe, the debt, too, is unsustainable. As nature seeks balance, so to will our creditors. Will the government gut spending? Defund entitlements? Devalue our currency? One day, perhaps in our lifetime, we will discover the answers and reach the limit of our amazing debt. But for now we can only behold this awesome force that binds all Americans, bewitching us with the fascinating possibility, that maybe, just maybe, we're all f***ed. Written and produced by Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg, and Andrew Heaton. Edited by Austin Bragg.
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Remy: Wedu Nagivafaka
 
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The classic Hawaiian-themed song 'Mele Kalikimaka' gets a government makeover. -------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ----- Parody song written and performed by Remy. Produced by Meredith Bragg. Music tracks and production by Ben Karlstrom. Steel guitar by Wayne Addleman. LYRICS: Wedu Nagivafaka is the thing we say any bright Hawaiian winter day You send an island greeting out to everyone saying nukes are on their way But don’t clean out that desk quite yet and don’t you sob— You work for the government, you’ll keep your job Wedu Nagivakfaka is the way we say There’s nothing that we will do to you Wedu Nagivafaka if your kids can’t read when their senior year’s adjourned Or if you make six-figures and you spend your days at your desk just watching porn See you don’t have a normal job, you’ll be just fine Come tomorrow morning you’ll be “reassigned”… Wedu Nagivafaka is the way we say There’s nothing that we will do to you What else would I have to do? There’s nothing that we will do To you…
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Stossel: Sweden is Not a Socialist Success
 
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Many people think Sweden is socialist, but its success comes from free markets. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- Democratic socialists in the United States point to Sweden as a socialist success. But Swedish historian Johan Norberg says, "Sweden is not socialist." Norberg hosts a documentary called Sweden: Lessons for America?, in which he notes that in Sweden, "government doesn't own the means of production. To see that you have to go to Venezuela or Cuba or North Korea." John Stossel asks Norberg why so many Americans think Sweden is socialist. Norberg answers, "We did have a period in the 1970s and 1980s when we had something that resembled socialism: a big government that taxed and spent heavily." But big government led to problems. "Our economy was in crisis, inflation reached 10 percent, and for a brief period interest rates soared to 500 percent. At that point the Swedish population just said, 'Enough, we can't do this,'" Norberg says. Sweden cut public spending, privatized the national rail network, abolished certain government monopolies, eliminated inheritance taxes, sold state-owned businesses, and switched to a school voucher system. It also "lowered taxes and reformed the pension system," adds Norberg. So Stossel asks why we keep hearing "that Sweden is this socialist paradise." Norberg answers: "We do have a bigger welfare state than the U.S. and higher taxes than the U.S. But in other areas, when it comes to free markets, when it comes to competition, when it comes to free trade, Sweden is actually more free market." He's right, according to the Heritage Foundation's Economic Freedom Rankings. Sweden ranks higher than the U.S. Norberg also tells Stossel that Sweden's tax system may surprise Americans. "This is the dirty little secret....We don't take from the rich and give to the poor. We squeeze the poor, because rich people might leave." Even people who earn below average income pay up to 60 percent in taxes. Stossel asks: What lessons should Americans take from Sweden? "You can't turn your backs [on] the creation of wealth," warns Norberg. Sweden: Lessons for America? airs on PBS on October 29th at 7 p.m. Eastern. You can also watch it at freetochoose.tv. The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel; his independent production company, Stossel Productions; and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.
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Hillary Clinton vs. James Comey: Email Scandal Supercut
 
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Hillary Clinton 2015 vs FBI Director James Comey 2016 Subscribe to Reason TV for daily content like this: http://bit.ly/1Ocr2AL Approximately 1:45 minutes. Produced and edited by Austin Bragg. Music by Kevin MacLeod. Visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2016/07/05/hillary-clinton-vs-james-comey-email-sca for full text, links, and downloadable versions of this video.
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Libertarian Dad Jokes
 
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In homage to Dad Joke videos everywhere, Reason's Andrew Heaton and Austin Bragg try their hand at one-liners, cornball punchlines, and "comedy." ----- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- Written and produced by Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg, and Andrew Heaton. Shot and edited by Bragg and Bragg. Starring Andrew Heaton and Austin Bragg. Music: "Quirky Dog" by Kevin MacLeod
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All I Want for Christmas is U... (Remy's Holiday Ode to a Sound Monetary Policy)
 
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The value of Remy's soon-tob-be Christmas classic can only be determined after adjusting for inflation. Approx. 2:30 Written and performed by Remy. Edited and animated by Meredith Bragg. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. Follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy. LYRICS: I don't want no eggnog, lactose ain't for me I don't need new pants. Then again...TBD... Don't want any gifts this Christmas it's true all I want for Christmas is... I don't want a Surface tablet, that one's pretty clear I don't want that new book by Martin Bashir There's only one this I want, yes it's true all I want for Christmas is U..... ...nilateral printing of billions of dollars a month to be stopped cuz it's causing my dollar to rampantly inflate, I tell you it's killing us all of this open-ended fiscal stimulus Risk underpricing and rampant inflation resulting in capital misallocation all I want this holiday season is an end to quantitative easing Now Santa I know you get this a lot those children's letters concernedly fraught But I'll tell you what I want and save you some pains I'll take the candy--you can keep the Keynes Presents under the tree, the Fed starting to taper Because only one of them should be covered in short-term paper Don't want nothing else for Christmas it's true all I want for Christmas is U.... ...uniformity in the mandate of the Fed or reform the whole thing or start over instead because I ain't a pro but I really don't think that it's "Buy CDO's with some dough from an Inkjet" The year home run records were obliterated that was the last time we saw Bonds so inflated all I want this holiday season all I want this holiday season all I want this holiday season is an end to quantitative easing.
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Remy: I Love L.A. (Randy Newman Parody)
 
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Remy updates the iconic Randy Newman anthem for 2018. Parody written and performed by Remy Camera and editing by Austin Bragg Music tracks, background vocals, and mastering by Ben Karlstrom Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---- LYRICS Nice fall day In L​.​A​.​ County Sitting watching all the leaves change Temperature dipping into the low 70's I dress accordingly Roll down the window Put down the top You know what Maybe roll it up on second thought That guy was higher Than the pension of a state employee Can't use straws here No fois gras here You can't park here Lots of laws here Every toilet Barely flushing But the sun is shining all the time Looks like another bill to pay I love L​.​A​.​ We Love it "Definitely recommend this crystal here. Oh and this one is our number one seller." "What's that for? Anxiety?" "No. Typhus." "Ah" Public school graduates Can barely read And when they try to park Well this is what they see Sweet regulations Ain't nothing like em nowhere Beachside We love it Mountainside We love it Riverside We…eh…. Fixed streets We love em We love L​.​A​.​ "Unfortunately I'll have to fail your restaurant. I found a rat in the kitchen." "That wasn't a rat that was my, uh, emotional support rodent." "Well why didn't you say so!" "​And this right here is a great hemorrhoidal crystal. Uranus is in retrograde​." I love L​.​A​.​ ​We love it
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Axanar: The $1 Million Star Trek Fan Film CBS Wants to Stop
 
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Star Trek fan films have existed for almost as long as Star Trek has. But what happens when they are actually pretty good? ---- See the full text at Reason.com: https://reason.com/reasontv/2016/07/19/axanar-the-1-million-star-trek-fan-film MORE VIDEOS LIKE THIS: HOW SOUTH PARK SAVED FAIR USE: https://youtu.be/S-JSn5rYmGk?list=PLBuns9Evn1w-dnmhQA1dky5s76yrhN5k0 TOO MUCH COPYRIGHT: https://youtu.be/rFMl0stqai0?list=PLBuns9Evn1w-dnmhQA1dky5s76yrhN5k0
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Remy: The Legend of Stan Lee
 
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Remy recalls a time when experts were claiming "Hitler was a beginner compared to the comic-book industry," and how Stan Lee took a stand. Written and Performed by Remy Video Produced by Meredith and Austin Bragg Music tracks and background vocals by Ben Karlstrom ----- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines.
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Stossel: Leaving the Left
 
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Dave Rubin tells John Stossel how he walked away from the left. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- Dave Rubin is a popular YouTube host who was once on the left. He worked for The Young Turks TV show. But Rubin tells John Stossel how he gradually changed his mind and became a classical liberal. For that, Rubin lost friends and gets protested at college campuses. While many leftists are so angry at Rubin that they will no longer talk to him, conservatives are eager to talk. Rubin says that surprised him because, "I'm pro-choice. Most of them are pro-life. I'm against the death penalty, most of them are for the death penalty." Stossel had a similar experience. "When I went from left to libertarian, the right was willing to argue," he tells Rubin. Why would that be? Rubin speculates that it comes down to treating people as individuals rather than groups. "If you believe in the individual, then you fundamentally understand that individuals are different. So you are willing to sit down with someone different than you," he says. Rubin gets flak for talking with right-wing provocateurs like Milo Yiannopoulos, and for criticizing leftists. When Rubin, who is gay, tried to give a speech at the University of New Hampshire, a gender studies professor screamed, "we don't want you in the LGBT community, so get the f*** out." Another woman at the speech said Rubin is insensitive to victims. But when Rubin asked how she had been oppressed, she responded, "I have no reason to tell you about my oppression because that's just like mental energy, unless I'm going to be paid." Rubin calls the atmosphere on many campuses an "Oppression Olympics," where students and faculty compete to be the biggest victim. As a result, ideas that offend "victims" are often off limits for discussion. But Rubin says he will not bow to political correctness. He'll keep discussing uncomfortable ideas: "I would rather live and stand for whatever I believe in than just bow forever." The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel; his independent production company, Stossel Productions; and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.
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Stossel: Super Bowl of Welfare
 
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Sports stadiums get billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- Mercedes-Benz Stadium is home to the Atlanta Falcons and the site of this year's Super Bowl. Costing $1.5 billion, it's one of the most expensive stadiums in America. The owner of Atlanta's football team, billionaire Arthur Blank, persuaded Atlanta officials to force taxpayers to pay for more than $700 million in subsidies for his stadium. John Stossel says he understands why politicians subsidize stadiums. "They like going to games, and like telling voters, 'I brought a team to our town!'" says Stossel. He also understands why billionaires take the money, "if politicians are giving money away, Blank's partners would consider him irresponsible not to take it." And when it comes to already-rich people getting poorer people to fund their stadiums, Atlanta is not unusual. The Oakland Raiders got $750 million of taxpayer money to move the Raiders to Las Vegas. "In the last two decades…taxpayers across the country have spent nearly $7 billion on [NFL] stadiums," according to a Huffington Post article. In fact "12 teams … actually turned a profit on stadium subsidies alone," according to a Fox News report. Politicians claim their subsidies are "an investment." They argue the economic benefits a stadium will bring a city outweigh the cost. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said, "It really is a benefit to us that really could spill over into something." Stossel says this "spillover is bunk." Numerous economic studies have shown that stadiums are a bad investment for taxpayers. One by George Mason University concludes, "Despite the many millions of dollars spent on professional sports, little or none of that money makes its way back to the taxpayers who subsidize professional sports teams." In fact "… sports teams may actually hurt economic growth." Economist J.C. Bradbury points out that while money spent at football games is the "seen benefit, the unseen cost is that those people would otherwise be spending their money elsewhere in the local communities. At the local bar there's one less bartender. There was one less waitress hired at another restaurant. A movie theater that had one less theater full." Stossel reminds everyone, "When politicians brag about their stadium and the many economic benefits, let's also remember all the jobs they destroyed and taxpayer money they squandered." The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel; his independent production company, Stossel Productions; and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.
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Stossel: The College Scam
 
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Government pushing college harms America. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- A new book makes the case against education. Who would argue against education? Economics professor Bryan Caplan. He tells John Stossel that "what we need to do is to go back to a world where college is not so accessible." That's because most people don't learn much in college. Studies find that a third of people haven't learned anything detectable after four years in college. Yet government pours about $80 billion a year into college subsidies. "Taxpayers ought to know that they're getting ripped off," Caplan tells Stossel. He says taxpayer money mostly helps more people signal their ability to conform to college expectations. When people get fancier degrees, says Caplan, "their income generally goes up...but the reason...is not really that college is pouring tons of job skills into you. The reason is that it's impressive." Lots of signaling, he points out, is bad for society. "Imagine that you were at a concert, everyone's sitting down and you want to see better," Caplan says. "What can you do? Well, you can stand up, and of course then you'll see better. Now, it does not follow though that if everyone stands up, everyone sees better." As more people get degrees, more employers demand that "signal." Employers now require degrees for "jobs where it used to be crazy to think they would need a college degree," like being a high-end waiter, says Caplan. Stossel pushes back: Surely college is also about learning. Caplan responds that if students wanted to learn they can just walk on to a campus and attend class. Caplan says professors are happy to let the student attend. But few students do that. "In people's bones they realize that what really counts is that diploma," Caplan argues. Caplan does think college is great for a few people like him—tenured professors. He can never be fired, gets paid well, and only has to teach classes for five hours a week. "That's a scam," Stossel responds, "we're paying so much money for people like you to teach five hours." "Yeah. Well, I'm a whistleblower," Caplan quips. Caplan says we should stop subsidizing the scam: "The wisest solution...would be if government just got out." Stossel agrees: Separate school and state. The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel; his independent production company, Stossel Productions; and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.
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How The Hell Did GM Pay Back Its Loans "in Full And Ahead of Schedule"? Well, It Didn't.
 
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General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre has bragged in TV commercials and newspaper columns that GM has paid back its bailout "in full and ahead of schedule." As with the Pontiac Aztek, an ugly exterior masks an ever darker problem: Whitacre is being fanciful to the point of deceit. GM received $50 billion in TARP funds (never mind that TARP was only supposed to cover financial institutions). About $7 billion of that came in the form of a straight-up, low-interest loan. And about $13 billion came in the form of an escrow account. So how has GM, which lost $38 billion in 2007 even as it sold 9.4 million cars, paid back its debt? It took money from the escrow account to pay back the $6.7 billion loan. Do you remember when you were a kid and your parents gave you $20 to buy them a Christmas present? You bought them something worth $3 and pocketed the rest? That's what GM has just done. Oh, and do you remember when you hit your parents up for college? GM has applied for a $10 billion, low-interest loan from the government to modernize its plants so its cars will meet new federal mileage standards. If you think all this constitutes paying back their debt in full and ahead of schedule, you might want to check out the new line of GM cars. And hope that the company's safety engineers are better at math than their CEO.
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Intervention: A Success Story!
 
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In light of President Trump's missile strike on Syria, Reason has put together a quick refresher on a few of our many questionable interventions in the Middle East. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- In 1953 the CIA lead a coup against Iran's democratically-elected prime minister, Mohammad Mosaddeq. In his place America and Britain helped install a king. That regime came crashing down in 1979, and Iran has been suspicious of America ever since. The United States subsequently supported Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War, providing both intelligence and arms to Saddam Hussein. Interestingly, Iraq's brutal dictator turned out to be a brutal dictator. We went to war with him during the early 90s and again in 2003. To the great surprise of the Bush administration, ousting the strongman has not transformed Iraq into a liberal democracy. Similarly, when Nobel Peace Prize recipient Barack Obama bombed Libya to oust Muammar Gaddafi, the vacuum of power invited more strife and violence. During the Cold War the United States provided support to a group of anti-Soviet Islamist fighters in Afghanistan called the Mujaheddin. Their ranks included Osama bin Laden and they would eventually spawn the Taliban the United States would fight in 2001. Our attack on Syria is just the latest development in a long series of American interventions in the Middle East and it's worth considering the rubble, chaos, and ally-cum-enemies that often accompany our adventures in the region. Written and performed by Andrew Heaton. Edited by Austin Bragg and Andrew Heaton.
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GOP Debate: The Rap
 
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Remy tries to out-Republican the candidates in last night's Fox News debate. Approximately 1:30 minutes. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. Written and performed by Remy. Music mastered by Ben Karlstrom. Video by Meredith Bragg. Scroll below for lyrics and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2015/08/07/gop-debate-the-rap for downloadable versions and more. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and Reason at @reason. LYRICS: If you were lyin' any more a dentist would shoot you that's not what you said before I seen it on YouTube "Life Begins At Conception?" You sure do flip-flop a lot Check out his bumper sticker I took this in the parking lot See I'm building a wall I've prayed in a steeple My daddy was poor I've hugged lots of sad people Paid off my student debts I swear I ain't faking My Jesus tattoo's got a tattoo of Reagan Vlad Putin's a danger it ain't just his vanity We need to push him back a little like they did with Sean Hannity He's being aggressive just like I've been telling it Putin ain't been this dangerous since Bill Cosby was selling it China hacking our servers? the solution ain't tough we just fill all of our servers are some pictures butts You think he's tough on China? well that's a weak vetting I'll be so tough on China you'll think you're at a Greek wedding cuz the defit's high the debt is the same we're spending money like an Arab at Armani Exchange yeah just look at this graph because it ain't getting better, yo wait, these are the ratings for the new Caitlin Jenner show See I'm a Christian man you know how it is when God opens a window he closes a bridge and what do I do for fun? Golf despite my back hurting Go to Bernie Sanders rallies and try to find a black person It's like I'm Jared from Subway sometimes I--oh.
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A Very Libertarian Christmas
 
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Deck the halls and spread some Yuletide cheer. Or don’t. You’re your own person. ----- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at Apple Podcasts: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ----- Written by Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg, and Andrew Heaton. Performed by Heaton and Austin Bragg. Edited by the Braggs. Music: "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies," "Deck the Halls," "Jingle Bells Calm," "Silent Night," "The Snow Queen," and "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link: https://incompetech.com/music/royalty...
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Remy: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (EV Tax Credit Edition)
 
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Government plays Santa Claus with your tax money. ----- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at Apple Podcasts: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ----- Have a Tesla on your Christmas wish list? Don't thank Santa—thank Tom in Ohio. Parody written and performed by Remy. Video by Austin Bragg. Music tracks, background vocals, and mastering by Ben Karlstrom LYRICS: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Everywhere you go Folks with six-figure salaries Are shopping in galleries With a gift card paid by Tom in Ohio It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Roadsters all around And while Tom can't afford a car He'll buy part of one for John Cuz somehow that's allowed Well a black Model X and a tax credit check Is the wish of Connor and Ken And a dark Model 3 that is partially free Is the hope of Bobby and Ben While Tommy takes the bus and eats Vienna sausages It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Hear those sleigh bells ring But what else could you expect With a tax code so complex? Ensuring just these things? Yes a car with aplomb that's, in part, paid by Tom Is the wish of Victor and Von A sedan that can drive and takes years to arrive Is the hope of Lenny and Lon While Tommy pinches pennies never flushing number one It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Soon the credits end But the funniest sight to see's When typical for DC They're renewed again Everything's renewed again
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Stossel: Tax Myths
 
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks taxing the rich at 70 percent will bring in lots of tax money. It won't. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- On 60 Minutes, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–N.Y.) recently said "people are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes." Anderson Cooper then asked her what a "fair share" would be. Ocasio-Cortez responded that in the past, "Sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60-70 percent." Soon, that became the progressive plan. But economic historian Phil Magness, of the American Institute for Economic Research, says that progressives miss an important fact: The high tax rates that America had in the past actually didn't bring in much revenue. When rates were at 70 percent, Magness tells John Stossel, "A millionaire on average would pay 41 percent." That's because rich people find loopholes. When America had its highest top tax rates, newspapers ran ads like "Cruise for free...$2,499 value." Magness explains: "Basically [you could] take a vacation around the Caribbean, but while you're onboard the ship, you attend, say, an investing seminar or a real estate seminar—then write off the [whole] trip." Stossel says that deductions became so complex that rich people, instead of investing in, say, a precursor to the iPhone, hired accountants and tax lawyers to study the tax code. Some also worked less. This led President Ronald Reagan, with bipartisan support from Democrats, to lower rates and remove deductions. That began the path to the 37 percent top rate that rates that we have today. Despite the lower rates, federal government revenue—as a percentage of the economy—is still about the same as it was when the top rate was 70 percent. It's even about the same as it was when the rate was 90 percent. Stossel asks Magness about the claim that "the government will collect more and do good things." "You're asking for an economic disaster," Magness replies. More money will be wasted in the hands of government. "Do we leave it in the private sector where the market decides? Or do we subject it to corrupt politicians?" Stossel says: Let the market decide, even though that means some get really rich, because economic growth benefits everyone. The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel; his independent production company, Stossel Productions; and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.
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Stossel: Sugar’s Sweetheart Deal
 
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Sugar subsidies are welfare for the rich. They cost consumers billions a year. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- The U.S. sugar program is "Stalin-style price controls," Ross Marchand of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance tells John Stossel. The U.S. government uses a complex system of loans, domestic quotas, and limits on how much sugar we can import. The goal is to control the price of sugar. Stossel calls it "welfare for the rich." Economists say the program costs consumers billions a year. And yet the sugar industry makes videos that say "it costs taxpayers nothing." Economist Vincent H. Smith writes that the "Stalinist-style," supply control, "substantially increases U.S. prices–on average U.S. sugar prices are about twice as high as world prices." Yet politicians from sugar-producing states defend the program. "It basically allows our sugar industry to compete with other countries that are heavily subsidized by their home countries," Senator Marco Rubio said in an interview with Fox News. Stossel takes Rubio's claim to Marchand, "It's only fair to our sugar producers who don't get subsidized, who can't compete with these subsidized countries." Marchand replies, "Is it fair for customers to pay double the world rate for sugar? Is it fair for taxpayers to have to bail out a handful of super rich super-connected sugar processors? No." Ryan Weston, representing the Sugarcane Growers, goes on TV programs and says, "we are a no cost program, no cost to the taxpayer." "That's absolutely bogus, taxpayers do pay the cost," retorts Marchand. When sugar prices drop, "Government will buy sugar from the sugar processors and sell it to ethanol producers at a below market rate. Who's paying the difference? Who's footing the bill? U.S. taxpayers." Why aren't people upset with these crony capitalists? In a video produced by Learn Liberty, Economist Diana Thomas explains that the U.S. sugar program cost each of us "about $10 more on sugar products a year. So we don't even notice it." But sugar producers will lobby hard for their special deal because "each American sugar farmer made roughly $3 million dollars a year extra." The people who do notice the price controls most are candy makers. According to an Iowa University study, 20,000 American jobs a year are lost because of high sugar prices. Marchand says, "there is one candy cane producer left in Ohio. That's absolutely ridiculous. And look at all those jobs." Stossel challenges Marchand by saying that it's probably good that we eat less sugar and candy. Marchand replies, "the fact that sugar is in everything means that healthy and unhealthy products alike are going to cost more." The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel; his independent production company, Stossel Productions; and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.
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