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The Hoover Institution is a public-policy research center devoted to the advanced study of politics, economics, and political economy — both domestic and foreign — as well as international affairs.

The Hoover Institution is a public-policy research center devoted to the advanced study of politics, economics, and political economy — both domestic and foreign — as well as international affairs.
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The Hoover Institution is a public-policy research center devoted to the advanced study of politics, economics, and political economy — both domestic and foreign — as well as international affairs.

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English


Episodes

Emergency Powers and the Presidency

1/10/2019
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Richard Epstein examines legal and historical evidence to determine whether President Trump’s could really build a border wall by declaring a national emergency.

Duration:00:17:54

Obamacare, Back in the Courts

12/20/2018
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Richard Epstein examines a recent ruling out of Texas declaring that the entirety of Obamacare is unconstitutional.

Duration:00:24:12

Europe in Turmoil

12/14/2018
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Richard Epstein considers a trio of European controversies — the UK’s struggle with Brexit, the fuel tax protests in France, and the backlash to immigration in Germany — and analyzes what it means for the future of Europe.

Duration:00:16:19

Trump vs. GM

12/7/2018
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Richard Epstein warns against the dangers of the president bullying private business, explains how attempts to help the working class could backfire, and cautions against the Trump Administration’s use of tariffs.

Duration:00:21:25

Free Speech and Campaign Finance

11/29/2018
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Richard Epstein examines the state of campaign finance law, explains why disclosure laws may no longer be the remedy they were once thought to be, and responds to proposals aimed at getting money out of politics.

Duration:00:25:55

Why School Choice Matters

11/15/2018
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Richard Epstein explains the economic rationale for school choice and considers the successes of the charter school sector.

Duration:00:17:32

Debating Birthright Citizenship

11/7/2018
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Richard Epstein parses the argument that birthright citizenship is guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment, considers President Trump’s efforts to undo it by executive order, and lays out the principles that should guide immigration policy.

Duration:00:22:36

The Perils of Soft Socialism

10/30/2018
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Richard Epstein examines the newly fashionable calls for “democratic socialism” in America, and explains what the effects of such an agenda would look like.

Duration:00:23:18

Climate Change and the IPCC

10/17/2018
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Richard Epstein sheds light on the scientific and economic shortcomings of a new climate change report from the UN.

Duration:00:22:27

What’s Wrong with Administrative Law?

10/10/2018
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Richard Epstein describes the pathologies of the modern administrative state, explores their historical genesis, and explains how the newest members of the Supreme Court may rein in the executive branch.

Duration:00:21:08

California’s Diversity Quota

10/2/2018
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Richard Epstein examines the weaknesses of a new California law that requires a minimum number of women on corporate boards, and considers the dangers that accompany government-dictated diversity.

Duration:00:18:36

The Kavanaugh Controversy

9/21/2018
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Richard Epstein examines the allegations made against Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford.

Duration:00:19:35

Trump and the Anonymous Op-Ed

9/13/2018
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Richard Epstein reacts to the publication of an anonymous op-ed by a Trump Administration staffer detailing efforts to thwart the president’s agenda, examining the case for a DOJ investigation and the author’s contention that the 25th Amendment could be used to remove the president.

Duration:00:19:19

The Kavanaugh Confirmation

9/6/2018
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Richard Epstein responds to the arguments employed to discredit Brett Kavanugh’s candidacy for the Supreme Court and considers how the confirmation process has changed over the years.

Duration:00:23:00

Elizabeth Warren’s Surreptitious Socialism

8/30/2018
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Richard Epstein describes how a new proposal to nationalize corporate regulation would devastate the American economy.

Duration:00:19:27

What Cohen Means for Trump

8/23/2018
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Richard Epstein explains what the guilty plea of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen -- and the conviction of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort -- means for the president's future.

Duration:00:18:49

Harvard, Affirmative Action, and Diversity

8/17/2018
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Richard Epstein examines a recent lawsuit by a group of Asian-American students who claim that Harvard systematically discriminates against them in the admissions process, explaining how current legal standards can often lead to shadow affirmative action programs.

Duration:00:23:01

Federalism and the Resistance

8/9/2018
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Richard Epstein looks at current controversies about federalism — including over environmental regulation and immigration — and discusses the Founders’ concept of subsidiarity and how it has changed over the years.

Duration:00:24:04

Regulating Big Tech?

8/2/2018
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Richard Epstein looks at proposals to regulate tech companies over antitrust, privacy and free speech issues — and takes a look at the tech world’s embrace of a Universal Basic Income as the salve for automation-driven job losses.

Duration:00:27:03

Fighting the Trade War

7/26/2018
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Richard Epstein explains the shortcomings of President Trump’s trade policy, explores the best and worst-cases scenarios, and lays out the right — and wrong — ways to think about trade deficits.

Duration:00:21:32