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Opinion of Obama[edit]

I'm not a partisan, so get that out of the way. But I was not sure that the "Opinion of Obama" section was appropriate -- it really seems to have more to do with Obama than Epstein. I mean, here we have Epstein, a guy who has said a ton of things about what must be thousands of different subjects. So why (other than the ongoing election) would we focus on this one? Similarly, certainly thousands of notable people have expressed views about political candidates -- I could be wrong, but I don't see anything special about this quote. If we did keep it, we might want to limit it to "statements about Obama" or the like. It's a little dangerous to say that this is Epstein's "opinion" of the candidate -- it's something he said about him, and may or may not truly reflect his opinion. Epstein may be voting for Obama, for all we know, so defining his opinion by one quote seems an overreach. Anyways, that's why I changed it, but reverts and/or contrary views are of course welcome. --TheOtherBob 23:03, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

I've heard Epstein speak on Obama, and he does in fact praise his former colleague.
That said, Epstein has indeed opined on many subjects, from Richard Nixon to the Exchequer Court to drug patents. A whole section on Obama is absurdly undue weight, and smacks of campaigning. It ought to be excluded. Thank you. Cool Hand Luke 17:57, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Requested move 06 September 2015[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Move. Cúchullain t/c 13:19, 14 September 2015 (UTC)



Richard Allen EpsteinRichard Epstein – No reason to list him with full middle name: the only other Richard Epstein is vastly less well known –  White Whirlwind  咨  21:51, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

@White whirlwind: This is a contested technical request (permalink). Anthony Appleyard (talk) 22:53, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
  1. Support-Unless he is known by his middle name, this is a no brainer. The refs do not seem to mention his middle name.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 03:41, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

This is a full Epstein book and should be included in his Bibliography[edit]

Epstien's books on Antitrust ought to be included in his Bibliography. The link to his full book is provided by his publisher AEI and is included in the article. ManKnowsInfinity (talk) 16:48, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

1.) You didn't cite the book properly. It needs the city and publisher.
2.) The section is "Selected Works", not "Works". That book is very short (150-ish pages) and is on a very narrow and specialized topic. It doesn't need to be included.  White Whirlwind  咨  20:41, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
Both of Epstein's books on Antitrust are from AEI Press in Washington D.C. You may format these as you prefer since you are overlooking the edits on this page. Its probably a good idea that you introduce here that the article should move towards a complete Bibliography as the article develops further. Including both antitrust books is significant since Epstein himself devoted about a year of his life to each one of them. The other title includes two notable chapters by him and his co-author also from AEI: Competition Laws in Conflict: Antitrust Jurisdiction in the Global Economy – January 1, 2004. If someone is willing to move this article closer to a complete Bibliography then its likely a good direction. ManKnowsInfinity (talk) 21:22, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
@ManKnowsInfinity: I see you are new to Wikipedia, so let me explain a few things. We do not put complete bibliographies on individuals' articles, mostly because they're rarely all notable (and WP:Notability is a main criterion here on Wikipedia), and because if a person has written many works the section becomes too long very quickly. If a person is a very well-known writer, they will often have a separate page listing all of their works – for example, see Ernest Hemingway (specifically the Selected list of works section) and Ernest Hemingway bibliography. We will only be adding Professor Epstein's major works to this article, as he is not notable enough to have a separate bibliography page.  White Whirlwind  咨  00:05, 28 January 2017 (UTC)