Libertarian
Repeal the Second Amendment?

Repeal the Second Amendment?

March 29, 2018

Richard Epstein reacts to former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ suggestion that the Second Amendment be repealed — and explains why the constitutional arguments about guns may point in a different direction than the policy arguments. (Playing time: 17:36)

The Public Pension Crisis

The Public Pension Crisis

March 23, 2018

Richard Epstein explains how public pensions came to be a ticking time bomb for states and cities throughout the U.S., what the financial ramifications are, and why the road to reform is so perilous. (Playing time: 20:24)

Trade, Tariffs, and Trump

Trade, Tariffs, and Trump

March 15, 2018

Richard Epstein contrasts two recent actions by the Trump Administration — the imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum, and the blocking of a foreign company’s attempts to take over an American tech firm — to demonstrate when national security concerns justify restrictions on trade ... and when they don’t. (Playing time: 18:14)

Free Speech on College Campuses

Free Speech on College Campuses

March 8, 2018

Richard Epstein looks at how attempts to suppress conservative speakers on college campuses intersects with the First Amendment, and calls on 50 years of experience as a university professor to diagnose how liberal activism has changed over the years. (Playing time: 24:28)

The Supreme Court and Public Sector Unions

The Supreme Court and Public Sector Unions

March 2, 2018

Richard Epstein looks at Janus v. AFSCME, a Supreme Court case out of Illinois with the potential to dramatically reduce the power of public sector unions. (Playing time: 20:24)