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Leading experts discuss the pros and cons of government regulations and explain how they affect everyday life for Americans.

Deep Dive Episode 42 – Populist Antitrust

April 4, 2019

In this panel, the speakers debate varying standards for antitrust rule-making and enforcement. The merits of the Neo-Brandeisian “populist” approach are weighed against more recent “consumer-welfare” standards.

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Deep Dive Episode 41 – General Data Protection Regime & California Consumer Privacy Act

April 2, 2019

In this episode, Anna Hsia, Chris Riley, Gus Hurwitz, Thomas Hazlett, and Matthew R.A. Heiman discuss the implications of internet privacy legislation on innovation, small businesses, and consumer protection.

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Deep Dive Episode 40 – Kisor v. Wilkie

April 1, 2019

In this Fourth Branch podcast, Stephen Vaden moderates a discussion between Karen Harned and Andrew Varcoe on Kisor v. Wilkie, a case which has broad and significant implications for issues surrounding judicial deference to agency interpretation of regulations.

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Deep Dive Episode 39 – Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium Opening Address: Qualcomm’s Donald J. Rosenberg

March 29, 2019

In this episode, Donald J. Rosenberg of Qualcomm speaks on patent law and the dangers of regulatory capture in the emerging tech sector.

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Deep Dive Episode 38 – The Debate Over the SEC’s Accredited Investor Standard

February 6, 2019

In the 38th Deep Dive episode of Fourth Branch, Urska Velikonja (Georgetown University Law Center) and J.W. Verret (Antonin Scalia Law School) consider and debate potential reforms to the SEC’s accredited investor standard rule.

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Deep Dive Episode 37 – Fintech Licensing and the OCC Charter

January 10, 2019

Brian Knight (Mercatus Center) and Margaret Liu (Conference of State Bank Supervisors) discuss the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s move to offer some non-depository fintech firms the opportunity to obtain a federal bank charter, and the possible challenges and tensions the move may pose for federalism.

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Deep Dive Episode 36 – What Should the FHFA’s 2019 Agenda Be?

January 8, 2019

Ed DeMarco (Housing Policy Council) and Alex J. Pollock (R Street Institute) discuss the key issues and projects for the Federal Housing Finance Agency going forward and what it can do to lead reform of Fannie and Freddie — and reform of American housing finance in general.

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Deep Dive Episode 35 – Examining the California Consumer Privacy Act

September 5, 2018

Justin “Gus” Hurwitz (University of Nebraska College of Law), Eric Goldman (Santa Clara University School of Law), and Lindsey L. Tonsager (Covington & Burling) discuss the substance of the California Consumer Privacy Act (including recent amendments), the process that led to its enactment, and how it is likely to affect future privacy regulation in the United States.

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Deep Dive Episode 34 – Net Neutrality and Federalism

July 13, 2018

Justin “Gus” Hurwitz (University of Nebraska College of Law), Brent Skorup (Mercatus Center), and Geoffrey A. Manne (International Center for Law & Economics) discuss questions surrounding recent state efforts to enforce net neutrality principles after the FCC’s decision in 2017 to eliminate common carrier regulations.

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Deep Dive Episode 33 – Visiting the EPA’s CAFE: What’s on the Menu for Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Standards?

June 29, 2018

Sean H. Donahue (Goldberg & Weaver), Jacqueline Glassman (King & Spalding), and James Conde (Boyden Gray & Associates) discuss the potential legal, political, and economic consequences of the EPA’s proposed rollback of fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards.

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