Richard A. Epstein, Hoover Institution

Richard A. Epstein

Hoover Institution

Palo Alto, CA, United States

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Past articles by Richard:

The Libertarian: Against ‘Common Good Constitutionalism'

Adrian Vermeule’s vision for American law is a recipe for disaster. → Read More

The Assault On Wealth

There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear. There’s a man with a gun over there, Telling me I’ve got to beware. --from Buffalo Springfield, “For What It’s Worth,” 1966. During the last few years, and especially this year, we have seen a growing attack on the very wealthy and even, to some extent, the very idea of wealth. In September, for example, Sen. Bernie Sanders, a… → Read More

Trump’s Economic Policies: An Assessment, Part-1

In this essay: What the president has done right. → Read More

The Progressive Feeding Frenzy

The progressive agenda assumes that no amount of taking will ever lead to less earning. → Read More

Universal Basic Income, In Perspective

How should poor people climb the ladder to economic success? → Read More

A License To Hate

Why America’s progressives flaunt their abusive disdain for Trump voters. → Read More

The Intellectual Poverty Of The New Socialists

Forgetting the lessons of history. → Read More

The Great German Meltdown

When Germany resents and blames others for its own problems, disaster ensues. → Read More

Restoring Civility In A Hostile World

The polarized state of America is alarming. But what can ordinary citizens do? → Read More

Death By Agriculture

Stalin's drive to collectivize farms was a historic disaster. → Read More

Why Socialism Fails

The Soviet disaster shows that modern economies are too complex to plan. → Read More

Single-Payer Health Care Is A Terrible Option

Yes, everyone has insurance, but that’s meaningless when people are dying in line for care. → Read More

Israel And The Arab Turmoil

The Jewish state is facing a new Middle East. How should it respond? → Read More

Lots Of Cap, Very Little Trade

There’s a market solution to climate change but regulators and special interests are getting in the way. → Read More

The Virtue Of Party Politics

Partisanship plays an indispensable role in a democratic society. → Read More

The Fire And Fury Of Presidents

History shows that bombastic rhetoric is often less dangerous than silence and appeasement. → Read More

The Benefits Of Nuclear Power

It won’t solve our energy problems, but our energy problems can’t be solved without it. → Read More

The Troubled Status of Russian Sanctions Legislation—with the President’s Signing Statement attached

"Anyone who claims to know how this situation will play out going forward has too much confidence in his or her power of analysis or prediction" → Read More

Russia Wrestles With Islam

Putin merely poses as the Muslim's world's best friend. → Read More

Trump Vs. Merkel: Friends Or Frenemies?

The relationship between the United States and Germany is in flux—for better and worse. → Read More