Author Archive | Jim Epstein

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Is Selfishness a Virtue? Watch the Live Debate.

The Ayn Rand Institute’s Yaron Brook vs. economist Gene Epstein. Jim Epstein|Jan. 16, 2018 6:45 pm Is selfishness a virtue? The Ayn Rand Institute’s Yaron Brook is debating Former Barron’s Columnist and former New York Stock Exchange Chief Economist Gene Epstein at a live event moderated by Fox News legal expert Judge Andrew Napolitano. Watch […]

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Venezuelan Bitcoin Miners Must Register With the Government

The Venezuelan government is developing a legal framework to tax and regulate cryptocurrency mining. As a first step, it’s compiling a detailed registry of the country’s miners. Carlos Vargas, recently appointed as the first “superintendent of Venezuelan cryptocurrency” by President Nicolás Maduro, announced the plan at a press conference on Tuesday. “We want to know […]

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Watch a Live Debate on the Welfare State’s Impact on the Poor

Neera Tanden from the Center for American Progress vs. Tarren Bragdon from the Foundation for Government Accountability. Jim Epstein|Dec. 11, 2017 6:45 pm Fifteen million able-bodied adults on government welfare would have a better chance at economic betterment if they were taken off welfare. That’s the subject of a debate happening right now at the […]

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Bitcoin Confuses Alan Greenspan

Bitcoin is valuable—its price has roughly doubled in the last month—because it’s a technically superior form of money that governments and other institutions can’t control. Mainstream economists, however, were trained to believe that currencies need to be managed by government-controlled central banks. So this new form of free-market money is proving…hard to grasp. Alan Greenspan […]

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Online Video Is Better Than Television: Podcast

In the latest episode of the Reason Podcast, Reason TV Editor in Chief Nick Gillespie chats with Managing Editor Meredith Bragg and Deputy Managing Editor Jim Epstein about the 10th anniversary of our video platform, our backgrounds in journalism, what makes our channel unique, its history, and where it’s headed in the years to come. […]

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Liberals Are Freaking Out About Net Neutrality Because They Don’t Understand Capitalism: Podcast

On today’s episode of the Reason Podcast, Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Matt Welch discuss the Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) sex scandal, last week’s repeal of net neutrality, and Reason’s upcoming Webathon. Support our journalism! Some of the stories referenced in this week’s show: Peter Suderman’s 2010 story in Reason: “ The War […]

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Should the U.S. Unilaterally Abolish All Tariffs And Duties? A Debate on Free Trade: New at Reason

On November 13, George Mason University economist and Cafe Hayek blogger Don Boudreaux faced off against Rick Manning of Americans for Limited Government in a public debate about free trade. The event was part of The Soho Forum, Reason’s monthly debate series held at the SubCulture Theater in New York City’s East Village. The resolution: […]

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What Charles Manson Teaches Us About Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, and Tax Reform: Podcast

Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch discuss what’s wrong with the GOP tax bill, Roy Moore, Al Franken, and Aquaman. Jim Epstein & Ian Keyser|Nov. 20, 2017 3:15 pm On this week’s Reason Podcast, Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Matt Welch discuss everything that’s wrong with the Republican tax reform […]

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Watch Nick Gillespie and Katherine Mangu-Ward Debating Capitalism Against Jacobin magazine in New York City

Reason’s top editors go up against Vivek Chibber and Bhaskar Sunkara from the socialist publication. Jim Epstein|Nov. 3, 2017 7:50 pm Reason’s Nick Gillespie and Katherine Mangu-Ward are debating the merits of capitalism right now with Vivek Chibber and Bhaskar Sunkara from Jacobin magazine at Cooper Union’s Great Hall in New York City. The event […]

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Watch a Livestream of Nick Gillespie and Katherine Mangu-Ward Debating Capitalism’s Merits Against Jacobin magazine Tonight at 7:30 ET!

Tonight at 7:30 ET, Reason’s Nick Gillespie and Katherine Mangu-Ward will be debating the merits of capitalism with Vivek Chibber and Bhaskar Sunkara from Jacobin magazine, which bills itself as “a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.” The event will be held at Cooper Union’s Great Hall […]

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