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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

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

Trump, Putin, and the US-Russia Relationship

7/17/2018
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Richard Epstein reacts to President Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and explains how the Mueller investigation colors the president’s views on Russia.

Duration:00:22:14

Judging Brett Kavanaugh

7/11/2018
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Richard Epstein grades the choice of Brett Kavanaugh for a seat on the Supreme Court, critiques the current confirmation process, and explains why “judicial activism” and “judicial restraint” are frequently mischaracterized.

Duration:00:22:39

A New Era at the Supreme Court

6/27/2018
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Richard Epstein reacts to the news that Anthony Kennedy is retiring from the Supreme Court, speculates on his possible replacements, and explains the potential implications for constitutional law.

Duration:00:19:54

The Kennedy Conundrum

6/21/2018
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As has become an annual tradition in the Trump era, the end of another Supreme Court session brings rumors of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s impending retirement. In this episode, Richard Epstein looks at Justice Kennedy’s legacy, considers whether lifetime terms on the Supreme Court are justified, and looks at the future of a post-Kennedy court.

Duration:00:20:23

North Korea and Trump’s Foreign Policy

6/15/2018
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Richard Epstein considers the pros and cons of America’s newfound diplomatic engagement with North Korea, and discusses related issues of trade, human rights, and presidential power.

Duration:00:17:03

Religious Liberty and the Masterpiece verdict

6/11/2018
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Richard Epstein explores the Supreme Court's ruling in the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a gay marriage ceremony, critiques the judicial style of Anthony Kennedy, and explains how anti-discrimination laws have expanded beyond a useful scope.

Duration:00:20:58

The (Self) Pardon Power?

6/7/2018
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Richard Epstein explains what the Constitution says about President Trump's ability to pardon himself, grapples with the constitutional standards for impeachment, and warns about the political excesses being engendered by the Mueller investigation.

Duration:00:18:16

Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, and the Supreme Court

6/1/2018
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Richard Epstein reacts to the recent Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis, defending the right of employers to use arbitration and avoid class action lawsuits.

Duration:00:17:49