Libertarian-logo

Libertarian

Politics

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Can Gun Control Prevent Mass Shootings?

5/25/2022
Richard Epstein discusses whether anything can be done to reduce or eliminate mass shootings in the United States and the likely response from the Supreme Court if new gun control legislation passes.

Duration:00:27:58

Giving Mickey Mouse to the Public

5/20/2022
Richard Epstein discusses Senator Josh Hawley’s proposal to retroactively reduce the length of Disney’s copyrights.

Duration:00:20:24

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