Defining Ideas articles by Richard A. Epstein

April 16, 2013

Down With Paid Sick Leave

Yet another misguided government regulation will stall economic recovery.
April 9, 2013

The Economic Ignorance of Barack Obama

If we want better jobs numbers, we need to deregulate labor markets.
April 2, 2013

The Persecution of Joseph Bruno

The government’s endless prosecution of the retired Republican politician is a criminal justice travesty
March 22, 2013

Gay Marriage and the Libertarian’s Dilemma

The Supreme Court will consider two same-sex marriage cases that pit original intent against individual liberty.
March 19, 2013

The End of Innovation?

A new and unnecessary law restructures the U.S. patent system for the worse.
March 12, 2013

The Mirage of Racism

The Supreme Court should strike down the Voting Rights Act and rein in Attorney General Eric Holder.
March 5, 2013

Now Hiring Ex-Cons

Can the government force firms to employ convicted criminals just because they are minorities?
February 26, 2013

Is Employment a “Human Right”?

Efforts to stamp out so-called discrimination in the labor market will kill jobs and stifle economic growth.
February 19, 2013

In Praise of Income Inequality

You cannot make the poor richer by making the rich poorer.
February 12, 2013

The Boy Scouts Dilemma

Rather than be ripped apart over admitting gay people, the organization should split in two.