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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

Big Row Over The Supreme Court “Roe” Leak

5/6/2022
Richard Epstein covers the biggest leak in modern Supreme Court history and discusses the legal merits of overturning Roe v. Wade.

Duration:00:22:52

Free Money! Joe Biden’s Bid To Forgive Student Loans

4/28/2022
Richard Epstein parses President Biden’s possible move to forgive student loans and whether the federal government should be in the business of lending at all.

Duration:00:21:34

Disney’s Costly Foray Into Politics

4/21/2022
Richard Epstein discusses concerns that billionaires are too powerful in America and weighs in on the spat between Disney and Florida Governor DeSantis.

Duration:00:20:22

Is Musk A Monopolist and Is Amazon Anti-Union?

4/15/2022
Richard Epstein hashes through Elon Musk's possible acquisition of Twitter and the worries of possible monopoly abuse it has raised. Plus, what happens next at Amazon after a successful union vote?

Duration:00:23:44

Professor Epstein’s Potpourri: The Court, Some Pork, and a Dash of Musk

4/8/2022
Richard Epstein covers our new Supreme Court Justice’s legal background, California’s overreach on pork, Merrick Garland’s January 6th investigation, and Elon Musk’s new position on Twitter’s board.

Duration:00:28:10

The Heat Is On: A Change in Climate Policy at the SEC

3/31/2022
Richard Epstein discusses mission-drift from the Securities Exchange Commission and the wider push for climate change action at executive agencies.

Duration:00:22:55

Woke and Weak Week: Defining Women and Canceling Free Speech

3/25/2022
Richard Epstein responds to op-eds from major newspapers on free speech and cancel culture, and offers context on the current Supreme Court nomination.

Duration:00:23:57

Free Speech In Law Schools: Why Many Students Deserve an “F” on The 1st Amendment

3/18/2022
Richard Epstein reacts to a recent protest at Yale’s law school and highlights the different responses by the right and the left to speakers they disagree with.

Duration:00:20:55

Epstein’s State of The Union Review: Oh No, Joe

3/2/2022
Richard Epstein discusses President Biden’s State of the Union address, which covered Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, rapid inflation at home, and the upcoming federal budget.

Duration:00:20:17

Make Sense, Not War: The Libertarian’s Thoughts on Ukraine

2/25/2022
Richard Epstein provides an overview of how the United States should respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and describes how he differs from other libertarians on foreign policy.

Duration:00:18:39

Less Perfect Union: Biden’s Political Bet on Organized Labor

2/17/2022
Richard Epstein discusses an executive order that would require firms to use union labor and the likelihood that it will stand up in court.

Duration:00:23:00

Borderline Insanity: Why Increasing Immigration Doesn’t Mean Embracing Open Borders

2/10/2022
Richard Epstein explains sensible solutions that would increase immigration while balancing national security concerns.

Duration:00:23:59

Cancel Culture Club: Free Speech Under Attack In Academia

2/4/2022
Richard Epstein discusses cancel culture within universities and the controversy over filling the next seat in the Supreme Court.

Duration:00:20:30

The Hot Seat—Replacing Justice Breyer on the Supreme Court

1/27/2022
Richard Epstein reflects on Justice Breyer’s time on the Supreme Court and considers who should replace him—including Vice President Kamala Harris.

Duration:00:22:06

Some Like It Hot: Using The Fed to Advance Climate Change Policy

1/20/2022
Richard Epstein opines on expanding the mandate of the Federal Reserve, extending jurisdiction of the SEC to public companies, and promoting climate policy through executive agencies.

Duration:00:19:15

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