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Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Trouble at the Internal Revenue Service

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses recent revelations of IRS discrimination against conservative nonprofits and considers the scandal surrounding the Justice Department's monitoring of the Associated Press.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Immigration Reform

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the congressional proposals for immigration reform.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Civil Liberties After Boston

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the rule of law and how it applies to alleged Boston bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

National Security and Torture

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the findings of a task force he participated in dedicated to determining whether the United States committed acts of torture in the aftermath of 9/11.

US President George H. W. Bush awards former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher: Titan of the Twentieth Century

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, reminisces about Margaret Thatcher, labor, unions, free trade, and markets. Epstein notes that Thatcher was fine with the European Union being a free trade society but did not want a European Union with centralized regulations. Epstein emphasizes that Thatcher was right concerning the European monetary policies. She was a titan of the twentieth century.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Economic Armageddon—Fact or Fiction?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, April 4, 2013

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, responds to David Stockman's New York Times opinion piece and its warnings of impending economic catastrophe.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, analyzes the difficulties facing the Supreme Court in challenges to California's gay marriage ban (Proposition 8) and the Defense of Marriage Act.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Intellectual Property and Innovation

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 25, 2013

Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the flaws in the America Invents Act and considers how to create a patent system that more effectively fosters American innovation.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

The Voting Rights Act

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, considers the Supreme Court challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, its implications for civil rights, and the controversial statement made by Justice Scalia during oral arguments.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Responding to Natural Disasters

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, looks at the proper role of government in responding to natural disasters, including a consideration of state-subsidized insurance and price gouging during times of crisis.

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