Libertarian
Whither NAFTA?

Whither NAFTA?

October 30, 2017

Richard Epstein responds to the Trump Administration's proposals for revising NAFTA, answers some frequent criticisms of free trade, and explains whether a legal challenge to a NAFTA withdrawal would hold up in court. (Playing time: 18:45)

Trump’s Health Care Triumph

Trump’s Health Care Triumph

October 19, 2017

Richard Epstein explains the contents of President Trump's new executive order on healthcare, explores the controversy around a White House proposal to cut subsidies to insurers, and explains why conservatives who fretted about President Obama's use of executive orders shouldn't be bothered by this exercise of executive power. (Playing time: 19:54)

The Trump Tax Plan

The Trump Tax Plan

October 11, 2017

Richard Epstein grades the Trump Administration's proposal for tax reform, explains the first principles of effective tax systems, and challenges the notion that progressivity is essential to an equitable tax code. (Playing time: 16:41)

Catalonia and the Secessionist Urge

Catalonia and the Secessionist Urge

October 4, 2017

Richard Epstein uses the recent push for independence in Spain's Catalonia region to consider the question of when separatist movements are justified in pursuing independent statehood—and how they should go about it. (Playing time: 17:13)