Europe in Turmoil

December 14, 2018
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Richard Epstein considers a trio of European controversies — the UK’s struggle with Brexit, the fuel tax protests in France, and the backlash to immigration in Germany — and analyzes what it means for the future of Europe.

Trump vs. GM

December 7, 2018
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Richard Epstein warns against the dangers of the president bullying private business, explains how attempts to help the working class could backfire, and cautions against the Trump Administration’s use of tariffs.

Free Speech and Campaign Finance

November 29, 2018
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Richard Epstein examines the state of campaign finance law, explains why disclosure laws may no longer be the remedy they were once thought to be, and responds to proposals aimed at getting money out of politics.

Why School Choice Matters

November 15, 2018
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Richard Epstein explains the economic rationale for school choice and considers the successes of the charter school sector.

Debating Birthright Citizenship

November 7, 2018
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Richard Epstein parses the argument that birthright citizenship is guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment, considers President Trump’s efforts to undo it by executive order, and lays out the principles that should guide immigration policy.

The Perils of Soft Socialism

October 30, 2018
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Richard Epstein examines the newly fashionable calls for “democratic socialism” in America, and explains what the effects of such an agenda would look like.

Climate Change and the IPCC

October 17, 2018
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Richard Epstein sheds light on the scientific and economic shortcomings of a new climate change report from the UN.

What’s Wrong with Administrative Law?

October 10, 2018
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Richard Epstein describes the pathologies of the modern administrative state, explores their historical genesis, and explains how the newest members of the Supreme Court may rein in the executive branch.

California’s Diversity Quota

October 2, 2018
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Richard Epstein examines the weaknesses of a new California law that requires a minimum number of women on corporate boards, and considers the dangers that accompany government-dictated diversity.

The Kavanaugh Controversy

September 21, 2018
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Richard Epstein examines the allegations made against Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford.