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The Libertarian podcast features a weekly conversation with Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein on the issues of the day.

The Libertarian podcast features a weekly conversation with Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein on the issues of the day.

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United States

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The Libertarian podcast features a weekly conversation with Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein on the issues of the day.

Language:

English


Episodes

Voter Suppression For Thee But Not For Me?

1/13/2022
Richard Epstein judges new statues meant to expand voting rights and offers a mechanism to determine whether they will increase or decrease voter fraud.

Duration:00:19:37

The Electoral Count Act: Insurrection Killer?

1/6/2022
Richard Epstein discusses the history of the Electoral Count Act and the modern-day election reforms that are necessary to prevent another contentious election.

Duration:00:23:49

Flunking Freshman Year? Grading President Biden’s First Year in Office

12/15/2021
Richard Epstein hands out harsh grades to President Biden for his handling of the economy, Afghanistan, and energy policy—and makes a few predictions for 2022.

Duration:00:23:53

End of Road For Roe? SCOTUS Hears Arguments On Ending 50 Years of Federal Abortion Law

12/1/2021
Richard Epstein discusses the oral arguments in the Supreme Court case that looks like it will overturn Roe v. Wade—and makes a prediction about the final vote.

Duration:00:36:47

Build Back-Scratching Better: Biden Makes Good On His Pledge to Unions

11/18/2021
Richard Epstein argues that the spending provisions in Biden’s reconciliation bill are less worrisome than the structural changes it will impose on the labor market.

Duration:00:23:23

Borderline Insanity: Biden‘s Plan to Compensate Illegal Immigrants

11/10/2021
Richard Epstein discusses the Justice Department’s plans to pay families who were separated from their children at the border and President Biden’s approach to those who are claiming political asylum.

Duration:00:19:40

Why Not Tax the Rich?

11/1/2021
Richard Epstein explains the problem with taxing unrealized capital gains and predicts how the wealthy will work to avoid paying higher taxes.

Duration:00:21:18

Check Your Executive Privilege: Trump and Bannon’s Legal Strategy and the 1/6 Commission

10/20/2021
Richard Epstein parses the ability of Donald Trump to use executive privilege as a former president and discusses the consequences of the House select committee holding Steve Bannon in contempt.

Duration:00:18:20

The Federal vs. State Vaccine Mandate Showdown

10/15/2021
Richard Epstein untangles federal vs. state vaccine mandates and the rights of businesses to choose how they operate.

Duration:00:26:42

Justices Reign Supreme: ’21 SCOTUS Docket Preview

10/7/2021
Supreme Court cases affecting gun rights, religious liberty, and abortion will soon be heard by the Court.

Duration:00:40:33

It’s Not Our Default: Massive Spending and The National Debt

10/1/2021
Richard Epstein assesses the infrastructure and reconciliation bills being debated and discusses who is to blame for the upcoming debt ceiling fiasco.

Duration:00:19:53

Does a Universal Basic Income Make Sense?

9/23/2021
Richard Epstein judges the likelihood of success of yet another universal basic income plan and provides grave predictions about the ability of the federal government to rein in spending.

Duration:00:31:37

Biden’s Plan to Tax the Rich

9/17/2021
Richard Epstein reacts to the proposed tax increases in President Biden’s spending bill and explains what “tax the rich” really means.

Duration:00:20:45

Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

9/10/2021
Richard Epstein delves into President Biden’s new vaccine mandate and addresses whether it holds up to constitutional scrutiny.

Duration:00:29:36

Did Texas Just Find a New Way to Ban Abortion?

9/2/2021
Richard Epstein reacts to the new Texas abortion bill and weighs in whether states should be allowed to delegate enforcement of controversial laws to civilians.

Duration:00:28:17

Afghanistan and the Death of Pax Americana

8/27/2021
Richard Epstein explains when the use of force is justified overseas, what President Biden has gotten wrong by withdrawing from Afghanistan, and how our allies and adversaries will react to the fall of Pax Americana.

Duration:00:18:04

Interpreting the IPCC’s New Report on Climate Change

8/20/2021
Richard Epstein dives into the latest IPCC report on climate change and provides a few methods for how to interpret, critique, and verify its results.

Duration:00:29:09

Loan Forgiveness, Eviction Moratoriums, and Recall Unconstitutionality — Oh My

8/12/2021
Is that legal? Richard answers questions about the constitutionality of student loan forgiveness, the national eviction moratorium, and California’s upcoming recall election.

Duration:00:38:53

How Ronald Reagan Dealt With Unions

8/3/2021
Richard Epstein recounts President Reagan’s handling of the air traffic controller strike of 1981 and offers lessons for future conflicts with other public sector unions.

Duration:00:32:12

The Case That Could Overturn Roe v. Wade

7/29/2021
Richard Epstein details the upcoming Supreme Court case that could overturn Roe v. Wade and gives his predictions based on the current composition of the Court.

Duration:00:31:31