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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

Impeachment A-Z

1/15/2021
Richard Epstein provides in-depth legal analysis of the 25th Amendment, the impeachment count against President Trump, the ability of Congress to bar a president from future office, and the legality of impeaching a president after he’s departed office.

Duration:00:18:00

The Last Days of Donald Trump

1/8/2021
Richard Epstein analyzes the dramatic events of the last week through a legal prism: Did Congress really have the power to object to the electoral vote? Should President Trump be removed from office in light of the assault on the capitol? Does the prospect of President Trump pardoning himself call into question the breadth of the pardon power? Plus, a look back at the consequences of the 2016 Presidential election in which Professor Epstein finds himself in the rare position of finding a...

Duration:00:21:50

Nasdaq’s Diversity by Decree

12/10/2020
Richard Epstein casts a critical eye on Nasdaq’s proposal to impose diversity requirements on the companies listed on its exchange.

Duration:00:16:57

The Election, the Transition, and the Legal Fallout

12/3/2020
Richard Epstein analyzes the major legal plot lines attending the presidential transition: The Trump campaign’s frantic efforts to keep the president’s prospects alive in court, the possibility of a raft of last-minute presidential pardons, and the decision by Attorney General William Barr to transform U.S. Attorney John Durham — currently investigating the origins of the Russia probe — into a special counsel.

Duration:00:25:20

The Biden Agenda

11/19/2020
Richard Epstein looks at the policy proposals that will be at the forefront of the Biden Administration, from climate change to immigration to forgiving student loans.

Duration:00:16:30

The Presidential Election and the Courts

10/30/2020
Richard Epstein looks at the Supreme Court’s pre-election decisions on state voting procedures, considers the likelihood that the ultimate outcome of the race will come down to a Supreme Court decision, and responds to the argument that Amy Coney Barrett should recuse herself from any such cases.

Duration:00:16:00

Antitrust Comes for Big Tech

10/23/2020
Richard Epstein examines the merits of the antitrust case against Google, as well as calls to regulate how social media companies regulate content; looks back to the Microsoft antitrust case to explain what lessons it may hold for the current lawsuit; and makes his predictions for the trajectory of tech regulation under Biden or Trump administrations.

Duration:00:18:20

The Rise of ACB

10/15/2020
Richard Epstein scrutinizes the Senate’s confirmation process for Amy Coney Barrett, considers how much deference legislators should give to presidents of the opposite party for their judicial picks, and describes which areas of law he thinks a more conservative court should focus on reforming.

Duration:00:20:01

Supreme Court Preview

10/8/2020
Richard Epstein previews some of the most contentious cases on the docket in the new Supreme Court term. Will a change to the individual mandate spell the end of the Affordable Care Act? Can religious organizations be excluded from placing foster children if they refuse to work with same-sex couples? And what role will the Court play in the tumultuous 2020 election?

Duration:00:16:55

Debating the Administrative State”

9/20/2020
In their new book, Law and Leviathan: Redeeming the Administrative State, Harvard Law professors Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule mount a defense of the federal government’s maze of policymaking agencies and departments — institutions that many critics say operate outside of the nation’s constitutional architecture and any meaningful democratic controls. Earlier this year, Professor Epstein released his own book, The Dubious Morality of Modern Administrative Law, making precisely the...

Duration:00:29:30

The Trouble with Unions

9/10/2020
Richard Epstein explains the economic problems inherent to organized labor, describes how public policy has locked them into place, and cautions against the strand of conservative populism that aims to develop an alternative union model for the 21st century.

Duration:00:18:50

American Unrest

9/3/2020
Richard Epstein examines the case for whether “institutional racism” really exists in America, describes how authorities should react when protests devolve into violence, and reflects on whether Americans can reverse the last few years’ decline in race relations.

Duration:00:16:11

Golden State Delusions

8/20/2020
Richard Epstein analyzes a trio of policy mistakes in California: the renewable energy mandates that have led to rolling blackouts, the restrictions on contractors that have Uber and Lyft looking for the exits, and a proposed wealth tax that would hit citizens even if they move out of state.

Duration:00:19:27

Presidential Power and its Limits

8/14/2020
Richard Epstein analyzes the legality of President Trump’s recent executive orders on COVID relief and explains how executive orders fit into the constitutional order.

Duration:00:17:24

Big Tech and Antitrust

7/30/2020
Richard Epstein considers the complaints lodged against major tech firms at a recent congressional hearing: Everything from anti-competitive practices to allegations that they attempt to censor conservative voices.

Duration:00:24:16

The Battle for Portland

7/23/2020
Richard Epstein analyses the legal and political propriety of the Trump Administration’s decision to deploy federal forces to Portland, analyzes the factors behind increasing lawlessness in major cities, and puts America’s current struggle with urban unrest in historical context.

Duration:00:18:15

Pipelines, the Environment, and the Renewables Delusion

7/15/2020
Richard Epstein weighs in on a federal judge’s recent order to temporarily shut down the Dakota Access pipeline; explains how government regulations have crippled the country’s ability to build critical energy infrastructure; and makes the case that dreams of an economy fueled by renewable energy are a delusion.

Duration:00:24:07

The Case Against Reparations

7/8/2020
Richard Epstein describes why reparations are unworkable, inadvisable, and represent a misdiagnosis of the problems facing African-Americans.

Duration:00:22:05

DACA, Immigration, and the Supreme Court

6/23/2020
Richard Epstein examines the Supreme Court’s recent ruling preventing the Trump Administration from ending the DACA program — and criticizes Chief Justice Roberts for what he regards as an indefensible decision.

Duration:00:20:14

Justice Delayed

6/18/2020
Richard Epstein looks at three hot topics that the Supreme Court has recently chosen to sidestep — qualified immunity, gun control, and sanctuary cities — and explains the pitfalls of the Court’s attempts to stay away from political hot-button issues.

Duration:00:33:20