Richard Allen Epstein (born April 17, 1943) is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. He is also an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute. Epstein became a permanent faculty member at NYU School of Law in 2010. Epstein was chosen in a poll as one of the most influential legal thinkers of modern times.
The Future of Fannie and Freddie
- Grand Theft Treasury
- The feds have stripped billions from Fannie & Freddie's private investors
- The Bipartisan Attack on Fannie and Freddie: How the Treasury and Congress are Working Overtime to Strip these Corporate Cupboards Bare
Fannie, Freddie, and Your Money
Richard Epstein looks at the federal government’s dereliction of duty in managing the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailouts.
Libertarian Chronicles: Richard Epstein, Hoover, in re How Washington Changed the Deal of Fannie and Freddie Conservatorship (Audio interview)
The oft-neglected back-story of the “Fannie and Freddie Dividend” casts these transactions in a much darker light. Quite simply, the behavior of the U.S. government over the past five years has been marred by grave legal violations of bedrock principles underlying corporate, administrative, and constitutional law.