Libertarian

Politics

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

The 3 Percent Solution | Libertarian: Richard Epstein | Hoover Institution

1/26/2023
Richard Epstein discusses various states proposals for taxing wealth, the constitutionality of “exit taxes,” and the advantages of a consumption tax.

Duration:00:22:48

A Union Strike Gone Too Far? A Concrete Example | Libertarian: Richard Epstein | Hoover Institution

1/20/2023
Richard Epstein discusses a new case at the Supreme Court that involves tricky questions of purposeful harm from unions when going on strike for a better contract.

Duration:00:20:54

The “Classified” Garage, Garland’s Midterm Grade, and the Best AG Ever | Libertarian: Richard Epstein | Hoover Institution

1/13/2023
Richard Epstein discusses the similarities and differences between Biden and Trump’s classified document troubles, then offers a discussion of his favorite attorneys general from the last fifty years.

Duration:00:22:32

Title 42 and Biden’s Border Disorder | Libertarian: Richard Epstein | Hoover Institution

1/5/2023
Richard Epstein untangles the various legal challenges to Title 42 and its pandemic-motivated border control policy, and speculates as to why the Biden administration hasn’t ended it on its own.

Duration:00:20:26

The Year in Review: Major Moves at Twitter, Trump, and the Supreme Court | Libertarian: Richard Epstein | Hoover Institution

12/16/2022
Richard Epstein reviews the biggest stories of 2022—from Twitter and free speech, to Dobbs and Affirmative Action, ending with Donald Trump and a future indictment.

Duration:00:24:52

Is the Supreme Court Becoming Too Powerful? | Libertarian: Richard Epstein | Hoover Institution

12/9/2022
Richard Epstein responds to complaints that the Supreme Court is becoming too active in response to executive overreach.

Duration:00:19:17

Speech That Isn’t Free: The New Authoritarianism At Universities | Libertarian: Richard Epstein | Hoover Institution

11/30/2022
Richard Epstein discusses a recent protest over a speaker at a Federalist Society event and provides guidelines for handling speech one finds offensive or threatening.

Duration:00:19:40

Election Surprise: Will the GOP Finally Dump Trump? | Libertarian: Richard Epstein | Hoover Institution

11/18/2022
Richard Epstein reacts to former President Trump’s 2024 bid, the lackluster showing by Republicans in the midterm elections, and proposals to learn from Florida’s rapid election system.

Duration:00:22:42

Will SCOTUS End Affirmative Action? | Libertarian: Richard Epstein | Hoover Institution

11/4/2022
Richard Epstein discusses the challenges to racial preferences at Harvard and the University of North Carolina that were heard at the Supreme Court earlier this week.

Duration:00:23:02

Musky Midterms—A Preview for 2024? | Libertarian: Richard Epstein | Hoover Institution

10/28/2022
Richard Epstein discusses the upcoming midterm elections and the consequences of Elon Musk’s ownership of Twitter in the next presidential election.

Duration:00:25:06

Trump Gets Subpoenaed. Will He Testify? | Libertarian: Richard Epstein | Hoover Institution

10/14/2022
After a year of interviews, the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the Capitol unanimously voted to subpoena former president Trump. The question now is whether he will refuse to participate.

Duration:00:17:57

Supreme Court Preview: Gerrymandering, Voting Reform, and Regulating Big Tech | Libertarian: Richard Epstein | Hoover Institution

10/6/2022
Richard Epstein previews several high-profile cases in the new Supreme Court term, covering issues from the independent state legislature theory to the immunities granted to social media companies under Section 230.

Duration:00:20:39

Borderline Illegal or Immoral: Moving Migrants To Martha’s Vineyard

9/23/2022
Richard Epstein discusses the controversial program of bussing migrants from border states to sanctuary cities. Is it illegal? How should the border be secured?

Duration:00:20:00

Bigly: Will The DOJ Indict a Former President?

9/2/2022
Richard Epstein discusses the FBI’s latest filing regarding the classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago and outlines the likely charges that will be brought against Trump.

Duration:00:22:11

Biden or Oprah? The Student Loan Giveaway

8/25/2022
Richard Epstein cuts through the legal arguments surrounding President Biden’s upcoming student loan forgiveness and judges its progressivity.

Duration:00:20:16

Thanks Obama: The Legal Problems Surrounding Chicago’s Proposed Presidential Center

8/18/2022
Richard Epstein navigates the legal challenges and financial woes facing the Obama Presidential Center as its problematic development continues.

Duration:00:25:18

Raiders of The Last President

8/9/2022
Richard Epstein reacts to the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. What would justify a raid on a former president? When will its contents be made public? Is Trump on the road to indictment?

Duration:00:20:29

Will the Supreme Court Ban Affirmative Action?

8/5/2022
Richard Epstein elucidates the reasons why major businesses are urging the Supreme Court to allow affirmative action to stand in university admissions and clears up the controversial comments by Justice Thomas about revisiting cases involving same-sex marriage and access to contraceptives.

Duration:00:26:51

Guns, Garland, Trump, and Term Limits: A Libertarian Potpourri

7/29/2022
Richard Epstein pushes back against California’s new gun law, the recent allegations that the Supreme Court is illiterate, and the idea that Donald Trump should be indicted for his role in the January 6th attack.

Duration:00:24:12

Biden at the Border: The Battle Over Illegal Immigration

7/21/2022
Richard Epstein breaks down the recent Supreme Court decision Biden v. Texas and offers his proposals for stemming the flow of illegal border crossings.

Duration:00:18:37