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Energy, Resilience, and the Grid

Energy, Resilience, and the Grid

February 26, 2021

Richard Epstein analyzes the debate around Texas’ cold-weather blackouts. How much of the blame does climate change bear? Is the problem an excessive reliance on renewable energies or a failure to harden infrastructure against extreme weather events? And what do the Biden Administration’s policies mean for the future of grid resiliency?

Chicago v. The (Former) President: The Controversy Over the Obama Center

Chicago v. The (Former) President: The Controversy Over the Obama Center

February 18, 2021

Richard Epstein describes his work on a case pitting Chicago conservationists against Barack Obama on plans for the former commander-in-chief’s presidential center.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Big Tech?

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Big Tech?

February 11, 2021

Richard Epstein explains the history and sweep of American antitrust law, examines a proposal by Senator Amy Klobuchar to expand it, and argues that a more complex economy may actually justify less exacting antitrust policies.

Libertarian Potpourri

Libertarian Potpourri

February 4, 2021

Richard Epstein weighs in on a cross-section of policy issues in the news: (1) The push for a $15 minimum wage (2) the Biden Administration’s decision to drop an affirmative action lawsuit against Yale (3) Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s proposal to fine social media companies for deplatforming candidates and (4) teachers union efforts to delay the reopening of public schools.

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