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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.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Regulating Labor Markets

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

Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, considers proposals for increasing the minimum wage, requiring paid sick leave and maternity leave for employees, and toughening anti-discrimination laws.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

The Balanced Budget Amendment

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, considers the case for a Balanced Budget Amendment, how to get Washington's spending habits under control, and the difficulties inherent in amending the Constitution.

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Property Rights and the Environment

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

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses what a new Supreme Court case tells us about government's ability to abuse landowners under the guise of environmental protection, how the courts have mishandled land use issues, and what a more market-friendly system could do to solve the problem.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

The Benefits of Federalism

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

Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, examines the economic benefits of federalism and proscribes solutions for states that are currently placing themselves at a competitive disadvantage.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Defining Classical Liberalism

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, weighs in on the fight over the first principles of libertarianism. He defines the difference between libertarians and classical liberals, examines Ayn Rand's influence on the movement, and addresses the argument that libertarianism is an inherently selfish creed.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

The Inaugural Address

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, deconstructs President Obama's second inaugural address. He considers how the president has put the rhetoric of classical liberalism into the service of progressivism, what the speech got wrong about the founding generation, and what the remarks tell us about Obama's second-term agenda.

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The National Debt

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, weighs in on the politics of the fiscal cliff and the fight over the debt ceiling. He considers the potential consequences of the nation's current debt crisis and wraps up with prescriptions to get the nation back on a sounder fiscal footing.

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