Did you know that you commit up to three felonies on an average day? Ever wonder why we don't have clean energy yet? Or why you can't just make TikToks and be left alone? One answer: the government! Red Tape, a new podcast from the R Street Institute, explores the surprising ways the government often gets in the way of solving today's biggest problems. From good-paying jobs to TikTok and electric vehicles, normal Americans often find themselves in need of a real solution that fits the real world. But more often than not, bureaucratic red tape gets in their way. In every episode, hosts Kelli Pierce and Shoshana Weissmann will explore some of today's most pressing issues and talk with R Street Institute experts about possible solutions. The show will cover everything from birth control to social media to election misinformation. The problems might be more absurd and the answers far simpler than you'd think.