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.
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.
Epstein discusses the Supreme Court’s review of Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District on the John Batchelor Show
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity, speaks to the long-standing conflict between the constitutional protection of property rights and the state’s desire to protect its pristine wetlands, always in short supply, from destruction by real estate development.
In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Peter Boettke of George Mason University, his book Living Economics. Boettke argues for embracing the tradition of Smith and Hayek in both teaching and research, contending that economics took a wrong turn when it began looking more like a branch of applied mathematics.
In this wide-ranging interview marking the publication of his new book, The Thomas Sowell Reader, Thomas Sowell, the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, his life, Barack Obama, class warfare, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and the influence of Milton Friedman. (46:52)
This week on Uncommon Knowledge columnist James Delingpole discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, the European Union, the Green movement, and socialized medicine. (47:41)
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School, and John Yoo, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley law school, examine the merits of various constitutional arguments for the Supreme Court’s striking down Obamacare.
The huge impact of the COVID-19 virus on the US and world economies.
Has income mobility in America stalled? No way. It hasn’t even slowed. By David R. Henderson.
Thomas Sowell offers examples of why intellectuals are so often wrong about economics. . . .
The Nobel Prize winner says Americans don't want expansion of government. . . .
How well did our leaders handle the financial crisis? . . .
Will people one day pay for the digital content that today they receive for free? . . .
What went wrong with the U.S. economy in the 21st century? . . .
Rupert Murdoch weighs in on capitalism, China, Google, and more. . . .
Richard Epstein and John Taylor explain why it is misleading to blame the free market for the financial crisis. . . .
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Rep. Thaddeus McCotter explains the substantive differences between conservatives and the Obama administration relative to the stimulus...