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Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

The Unemployment Conundrum

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Richard Epstein discusses why raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits would hurt employment markets.

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Bobbit on the John Batchelor Show: depictions of Machiavelli as an autocrat have been “ripped out of context”

by Philip Bobbittvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Philip Bobbit, a member of the Hoover Institution’s Task Force on National Security and Law, discusses his book The Garments of Court and Palace: Machiavelli and the World That He Made. Topics include Machiavelli’s biography; Florentine politics during Machiavelli’s time; his perception of virtue, fortune, and constitutional order; and The Prince.

Russell D. Roberts

Kotliff on debt, default, and the federal government’s finances

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 13, 2014

Laurence Kotlikoff of Boston University discusses with EconTalk host Russell Roberts the current fiscal health of the federal government. Topics include the gap between future taxes and expected expenditures; the dilemma of whether to address the fiscal gap or jump-start the current economy; and potential reforms of the tax code.

Henry I. Miller

Miller on the John Batchelor Show: “there’s a difference between plausibility and provability”

by Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller discusses his recent Forbes article entitled “The Trouble with Scientific Research Today: A Lot That’s Published is Junk” on the John Batchelor Show. Topics include the limitations of observational studies, the low rate of successful replication of studies, and predatory publishing.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

The Libertarian: The Vanishing Constitution

via Defining Ideas
Friday, December 20, 2013

Richard Epstein on how courts have misread the Eighth Amendment and the federal power of taxation.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

The Libertarian: The Return of Populism

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Friday, December 20, 2013

Richard Epstein on how a new wave of economic populism is threatening prospects for growth.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

The Libertarian in India

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Richard Epstein chronicles his recent trip to India and how the country can improve its economic standing.

Russell D. Roberts

Gill on religion

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 6, 2014

Anthony Gill of the University of Washington and host of the podcast Research on Religion discusses, with EconTalk host Russell Roberts, the economics of religion. Topics include the study of religion in the social sciences; the relationship between religion and the state, especially regarding monopolization; the origins of religious freedom; and the interaction between property rights and religious freedom.

Russell D. Roberts

Thurman on bees, beekeeping, and Coase

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 16, 2013

Wally Thurman of North Carolina State University and the Property and Environmental Research Center discusses bees with EconTalk host Russell Roberts. Topics include the biological basics of bees; the history of bees in America; the role of commercial beekeeping in agriculture, especially almond cultivation in California; colony collapse disorder and policy and market responses; and how pollination is an example of reciprocal externality and subsidies and how those relate to Coase’s theories.

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

The Libertarian: “Reforming Public Pensions”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Richard Epstein on the public pension crises besetting state and local governments and the prospects for reform.

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