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Richard Epstein defines classical liberalism

Richard Epstein defines classical liberalism

January 29, 2013

Richard Epstein 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. (Playing time: 18:22)

Richard Epstein deconstructs the inaugural address

Richard Epstein deconstructs the inaugural address

January 22, 2013

Richard Epstein 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. (Playing time: 17:32)

Richard Epstein weighs in on the national debt

Richard Epstein weighs in on the national debt

January 17, 2013

Richard Epstein 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. (Playing time: 20:51)

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