February 14, 2019
Richard Epstein dismantles the Green New Deal’s assertions about climate change, agriculture, labor, diversity, and transportation.
February 12, 2019
Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss Senator Elizabeth Warren’s call for an unprecedented “wealth tax,” and the constitutional problems that it raises. They also discuss the Supreme Court’s upcoming case on judicial “deference” to agencies’ legal interpretations (Kisor v. Wilkie).
February 7, 2019
Richard Epstein looks at the policy ideas coming from potential Democratic presidential contenders, including a wealth tax, Medicare-for-all, the Green New Deal, a ban on share buybacks, and more.
January 29, 2019
Richard Epstein commemorates the passing of Harold Demsetz and explains the enduring influence that he and other figures that emerged from the University of Chicago have had on public policy.
January 24, 2019
Richard Epstein uses the recent strike in the L.A. Unified School District to explain the ways in which teacher unions often impede meaningful education reform.
January 10, 2019
Richard Epstein examines legal and historical evidence to determine whether President Trump’s could really build a border wall by declaring a national emergency.
December 20, 2018
Richard Epstein examines a recent ruling out of Texas declaring that the entirety of Obamacare is unconstitutional.
December 14, 2018
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.
December 7, 2018
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.
November 29, 2018
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.