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Hoover fellow Epstein discusses the patent system on the John Batchelor’s Libertarian Chronicles

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Friday, June 14, 2013

Richard Epstein says that President Obama claims the patent system is broken and is specifically concerned about so-called patent trolls, companies that do not make products but instead buy up patents and then sue businesses they claim are infringing on them. But there are good reasons to question the president’s reasoning.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Privacy, Security, and the National Security Agency (NSA)

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, June 13, 2013

In this podcast Hoover fellow Richard Epstein discusses the legal and policy implications of NSA data mining and the legal punishments for national security leaks.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Apple, Taxes, and Competition

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, examines the controversy over Apple's tax payments and what it says about corporate taxes in America.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Why Big Government Is Abusive Government

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, looks at the IRS's abuse of the permit power and how that abuse also applies to the FDA, the EPA, and local zoning ordinances.

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.

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