Defining Ideas articles by Richard A. Epstein

September 3, 2013

Down With The Living Wage

Before we dismiss economics as a non-science, let’s recall its wisdom about the dangers of government intervention in markets.
August 27, 2013

The Dream Derailed

Fifty years after the March on Washington, civil rights activists have shredded Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream.
August 20, 2013

"The Butler" Distorts Race Relations

The film's retelling of history comes at a real social cost.
August 13, 2013

Richmond’s Mortgage Heist

A government program in California will wreak havoc on the slowly healing housing market.
August 6, 2013

The Dick Durbin Debit Card Fiasco

A recent ruling in federal district court is sending tremors through an already roiled market.
July 30, 2013

Obama's Middle Class Malaise

Income redistribution and pro-union policies are hurting, not helping, the economy.
July 22, 2013

Justice for Trayvon Martin?

Our country has had its fair share of racist travesties, but the George Zimmerman verdict is not one of them.
July 16, 2013

Grand Theft Treasury

The U.S. government has unconstitutionally stripped billions of dollars from Fannie and Freddie’s private investors.
July 9, 2013

The Myth of a Pro-Business SCOTUS

Commentators inaccurately condemn the five conservative justices as corporate shills.
July 2, 2013

Supreme Gay Fumble

SCOTUS says same-sex marriage is a state issue. Tell that to the Californians who voted for Prop 8.