Richard Epstein addresses the privacy concerns of publishing leaked tax records, breaks down the debate over taxing capital gains, and provides a solution for how to tax the wealthy.

Richard Epstein discusses the rise and fall of the ACLU, including its heroic efforts during desegregation and the Civil Rights movement, and its less than heroic metamorphosis into a partisan organization overrun by identity politics.

Richard Epstein explains why corporate tax rates in other countries affect companies here in the United States, weighs in on the President Biden’s proposed tax increases, and gives advice for the lonely few who still want to limit government spending.

Richard Epstein traces the history of the Supreme Court on abortion, from the day before Roe v. Wade to today, when a new case out of Mississippi raises the prospect that the landmark ruling may be overturned. Also, stay tuned to the end of the podcast for a special announcement.

Richard Epstein analyzes the recent outbreak of violence between the Israelis and the Palestinians, the future of American foreign policy in the Middle East, and the viability of Palestinian claims based on the “right of return.”

Richard Epstein examines the economic issues coming to the fore with the end of the COVID pandemic: a sluggish labor market, inflation fears, tax increases, and the future of American infrastructure.

Richard Epstein dissects the recent proposal to remove patent protection for COVID vaccines as a way to make them more affordable for the developing world — and explains why the patent system is one of the most underappreciated sources of American dynamism.

Richard Epstein analyzes a raft of progressive tax proposals: big increases to capital gains and corporate tax rates, plus the continuing quest to repeal the cap on state and local tax deductions. Then a look at the other side of the ledger: what consequences should we expect from the Biden Administration’s torrent of new spending proposals?

Richard Epstein analyzes the Equality Act, a progressive proposal that would expand the definition of sex discrimination and set the stage for a legal battle between trans activists and advocates for religious liberty.

Richard Epstein analyzes why a recent effort to unionize an Amazon facility in Alabama went down to a lopsided defeat, parses congressional Democrats’ new labor legislation, and explains why the zero-sum mindset behind private-sector union efforts are likely to fail.

Richard Epstein analyzes the Biden Administration’s sweeping infrastructure proposal, including its attempts to redefine transfer payments as vital public investments, its push for widespread adoption of electric vehicles, and its suggestion that corporations should be subject to a global minimum tax.

Richard Epstein analyzes a Supreme Court case that could force the issue of whether college athletes should be paid to a head.

Richard Epstein analyzes Cedar Point Nursery v. Hasid, a case recently argued before the Supreme Court on whether labor unions should be allowed onto private land against the owners’ will. Along the way, he provides a masterclass in private property law, a look at the development of special legal protections for organized labor, and a reflection on how his legendary book Takings changed the debate over private property rights.

Richard Epstein analyzes ‘The For the People Act,’ a centerpiece of congressional Democrats’ legislative agenda. Though it purports to be a voting rights bill, he argues, the contents are a staggering mix of bad policy and unconstitutional federal overreach.

The COVID pandemic brought sweeping change to America’s rental housing markets: widespread restrictions or outright prohibitions on evicting tenants. Are such policies effective? Are they constitutional? And from whence does a presidential or gubernatorial administration get such powers? Plus, how should we analyze claims that eviction rates demonstrate systemic racism at work? All that and more on a new episode of The Libertarian.

Richard Epstein describes why immigration policy is fraught with complicated trade-offs that make hard-line positions — whether on the restrictionist side or the open-borders side — inappropriate. Along the way, he ventures into the debates over which criteria America should use to admit new immigrants, the effect of low-wage immigrants on American labor, whether it’s inconsistent to support free trade without supporting open borders, and why America has been so successful at assimilating immigrants from different races and cultures.

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?

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.

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.

Richard Epstein parses the wave of energy and environmental policies introduced in the early days of the Biden Administration, from the cancellation of the Keystone Pipeline to rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement to an emphasis on renewable energy and the potential of green jobs.