The Libertarian podcast features a weekly conversation with Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein on the issues of the day.
Check Your Executive Privilege: Trump and Bannon’s Legal Strategy and the 1/6 Commission
18:21Richard Epstein parses the ability of Donald Trump to use executive privilege as a former president and discusses the consequences of the House select committee holding Steve Bannon in contempt.
The Federal vs. State Vaccine Mandate Showdown
21:19Richard Epstein untangles federal vs. state vaccine mandates and the rights of businesses to choose how they operate.
Justices Reign Supreme: ’21 SCOTUS Docket Preview
26:29Supreme Court cases affecting gun rights, religious liberty, and abortion will soon be heard by the Court.
It’s Not Our Default: Massive Spending and The National Debt
19:53Richard Epstein assesses the infrastructure and reconciliation bills being debated and discusses who is to blame for the upcoming debt ceiling fiasco.
Does a Universal Basic Income Make Sense?
21:03Richard Epstein judges the likelihood of success of yet another universal basic income plan and provides grave predictions about the ability of the federal government to rein in spending.
Biden’s Plan to Tax the Rich
20:45Richard Epstein reacts to the proposed tax increases in President Biden’s spending bill and explains what “tax the rich” really means.
Biden’s Vaccine Mandate
21:22Richard Epstein delves into President Biden’s new vaccine mandate and addresses whether it holds up to constitutional scrutiny.
Did Texas Just Find a New Way to Ban Abortion?
21:04Richard Epstein reacts to the new Texas abortion bill and weighs in whether states should be allowed to delegate enforcement of controversial laws to civilians.
Afghanistan and the Death of Pax Americana
18:04Richard Epstein explains when the use of force is justified overseas, what President Biden has gotten wrong by withdrawing from Afghanistan, and how our allies and adversaries will react to the fall of Pax Americana.
Interpreting the IPCC’s New Report on Climate Change
20:02Richard Epstein dives into the latest IPCC report on climate change and provides a few methods for how to interpret, critique, and verify its results.