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What MAGA’s Beef With Lab-Grown Meat Says About the G.O.P.

By Paul Krugman

Produced by Derek Arthur and Jillian Weinberger

Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida recently signed a bill that bans both the production and the sale of lab-grown meat. In this audio essay, the columnist Paul Krugman argues that DeSantis’s actions represent a window into the modern Republican Party, a party in which “politics is about displaying what kind of person you are and what your allegiance is, as opposed to actually getting policies that work in place.”

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