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Stephan Kinsella - 2018-02-18 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 240. From Episode 23 of Cameron Talks Science. Episode 23: Patents and Paywalls: How IP Stifles Scientific Innovation: Stephan Kinsella February 11, 2018 Cameron English The accepted wisdom tells us that intellectual property (IP) laws encourage innovation....

Stephan Kinsella - 2018-02-16 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 239. Monday morning phone call, from Mar. 14, 2016, talking nonsense, obsessing over trivia, such as the possible connections between and real meanings of the expressions “money talks, bullshit walks” and “walk the walk, talk the talk”. And the problem with...

Stephan Kinsella - 2018-02-14 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 238. At Libertopia 2012, I participated in an hour-long IP panel with Charles Johnson, moderated by Butler Shaffer. For my other presentation, and for more details, see KOL236 | Intellectual Nonsense: Fallacious Arguments for IP (Libertopia 2012).

Stephan Kinsella - 2018-02-12 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 237. At Libertopia 2012, I delivered a 45-minute talk , “Intellectual Nonsense: Fallacious Arguments for IP,” the slides for which are below. I spoke for 45 minutes—well, 40, then the last 5 were taken up by a question from J. Neil Schulman—but only covered...

Stephan Kinsella - 2018-02-10 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 236. At Libertopia 2012, I delivered a 45-minute talk , “Intellectual Nonsense: Fallacious Arguments for IP,” the slides for which are below. I spoke for 45 minutes—well, 40, then the last 5 were taken up by a question from J. Neil Schulman—but only covered...

Stephan Kinsella - 2018-02-08 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 235. This is a short video produced by the Federalist Society, featuring me and IP law professor Kristen Osenga (I had met Osenga previously, as a co-panelist at an IP panel at NYU School of Law in 2011). I was pleasantly surprised that the Federalist Society...

Stephan Kinsella - 2018-01-30 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 234. This is a debate on IP between me and a noted Bitcoin expert, Dr. Craig Wright, hosted and moderated by the Vin Armani show.  I was in London to attend the inaugural 2018 meeting of Mises UK and to hang with my boys Lee Iglody, Jeff Barr, Doug French,...

Stephan Kinsella - 2018-01-30 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 234. This is a debate on IP between me and a noted Bitcoin expert, Dr. Craig Wright, hosted and moderated by the Vin Armani show.  I was in London to attend the inaugural 2018 meeting of Mises UK and to hang with my boys Lee Iglody, Jeff Barr, Doug French,...

Stephan Kinsella - 2018-01-25 - Original post - cached version

Another great legal scholar, and friend of mine, LSU Law Professor Robert Pascal, has passed away. I previously commented on the death of my friend, LSU Law Professor Saúl Litvinoff, a giant of civil law scholarship who died in 2010. I never even knew Saúl while I was at LSU law school, but I...

Stephan Kinsella - 2018-01-09 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 233. This is my appearance on the Jan. 9, 2018 episode of the Mises UK Podcast, with host Andy Duncan. From his shownotes: On the fourth episode of the MisesUK.Org Podcast, Andy Duncan discusses with Stephan Kinsella the concept, theory, and practice of...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-12-19 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 232. This is my appearance on Keith Knight’s Youtube show “Don’t Tread on Anyone” (Dec. 18, 2017), discussing a hodge-podge of issues such as the fundamentals of libertarianism, why scarcity is an important concept, Hoppe’s greatest contributions, and so on....

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-12-12 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 231. This is my appearance on Let’s Talk ETC! (Ethereum Classic) (Dec. 8, 2017), discussing the referenced topics. The audience is not really a libertarian one so I explained different approaches to libertarianism and some of my thoughts about libertarian...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-12-09 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 230. This is my own audio recording of my debate on IP at the Yale Political Union (Facebook) on Tues., Dec. 5, 2017. My opponent was attorney Candice Cook. My initial argument begins at 0:04:40, followed by some Q&A, and my closing argument begins at 1:...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-11-08 - Original post - cached version

I’ve been invited to contribute to a proposed new book, The Dialectics of Liberty, to be co-edited by Chris Sciabarra, Ed Younkins, and Roger Bissell, for possible publication by Lexington Books in 2019–20. My chapter will likely be based on my article “New Rationalist Directions in Libertarian...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-11-06 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 229. This is my appearance on the Ernie Hancock “Declare your Independence” show for Nov. 3, hours 2 and 3. There is a “debate”—more of a discussion really—with libertarian-ish gun-rights author Alan Korwin in the first segment. Some of Ernie’s shownotes are...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-10-23 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 228. This is my appearance on Lions of Liberty, Episode 318, with host Marc Clair. We discussed Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s “argumentation ethics” defense of libertarian rights, and related issues. Related: “Argumentation Ethics and Liberty: A Concise Guide” (2011)...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-10-10 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 227. This is my appearance on Voluntary Japan Live! with host Graham Smith. We talked about ownership of thoughts, the basics of libertarian property rights and terms like ownership, mind, brain, causation, action, property, and so on, intellectual property,...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-10-10 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 226. This is a short interview I did while at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Property and Freedom Society, for Grosse Freiheit TV. Video embedded below. I think this is perhaps not my best performance, but some may find it of interest.

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-09-17 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 225. This is my speech delivered earlier today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Property and Freedom Society. Video embedded below. Slides used embedded below (or can be downloaded). The subsequent Q&A session for our panel is also embedded below (but...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-09-14 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 224. I was a guest on the Tom Woods show, Episode 998, today, discussing the work and theories of Hans-Hermann Hoppe. More–

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-08-08 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 223. I was interviewed for the Our Interesting Times podcast, by host Tim Kelly, for the Aug. 8, 2017 episode, to discuss the basic case against intellectual property law.

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-06-24 - Original post - cached version

On my list of things to write someday is an overview of the social thought of Hoppe, whom I consider to be the preeminent social thinker of our time, along the lines of Oxford University Press’s 100-page “A Very Short Introduction” series (previously called “Past Masters“). In the meantime, the...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-06-22 - Original post - cached version

From an email sent initially to the wrong me (Stephen Kinsella’s I am Not) a few months back but then helpfully forwarded on to me by my fellow Kinsella. Our edited thread. From one “Monty”: Mr.  Kinsella, I read your essay Against Intellectual Property and it left me with a question I hope you...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-05-19 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 222. This is my second speech at last weekend’s Mises Brasil’s 2017 “V Conferência de Escola Austríaca” [5th Austrian School Conference], Mises Brasil, Universidade Mackenzie, São Paulo, Brazil (May 12–13, 2017): “Intellectual Property Imperialism Versus...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-05-17 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 221. This is my first speech at Mises Brasil’s 2017 “V Conferência de Escola Austríaca” [5th Austrian School Conference], Mises Brasil, Universidade Mackenzie, São Paolo, Brazil (May 12–13, 2017): “State Legislation versus Law and Liberty.” The Q&A is...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-05-05 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 220. This is my interview by Rod Rojas of the Future Gravy show, which focuses on bitcoin and blockchain topics. We discussed how patents harm innovation and various strategies some companies use to try to deal with the patent threat, such as patent pooling,...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-04-29 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 219. I delivered a talk earlier today for the Houston Property Rights Association (April 28, 2017), “Property: What It Is and Isn’t,” which sets out the framework for how to view property rights in general and then finally turns to intellectual property. The...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-04-03 - Original post - cached version

My article What It Means To Be an Anarcho-Capitalist has been translated into Ukrainian. The text is also appended below. *** Що значить «бути анархо-капіталістом»? LIBERTARIAN / ЛИБЕРТАРИЙ·MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017 Нещодавня стаття Батлера Шаффера «Що таке анархія?» викликала жваву дискусію на...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-03-31 - Original post - cached version

My article, The Nature of the State and Why Libertarians Hate It, has been translated into Russian, as Природа государства, и почему либертарии его ненавидят. Text reproduced below. Стефан Кинселла Природа государства, и почему либертарии его ненавидят Ротбард называл Менкена «радостным...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-03-31 - Original post - cached version

My article, The Trouble with Libertarian Activism, LewRockwell.com, January 26, 2006, has been translated into Russian, as Чем плох либертарный активизм. Стефан Кинселла Чем плох либертарный активизм Недавно мне на глаза попался текст Либертария (с большой буквы Л — члена либертарианской партии...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-03-31 - Original post - cached version

My article “What Libertarianism Is” has been translated into Ukrainian, as  “Що таке “лібертаріанство.” Ukrainian is a first; with this, my work has now been translated into 15 languages.

 

Що таке “лібертаріанство” Stephan Kinsella, “What Libertarianism Is”, public translation into...
Stephan Kinsella - 2017-03-27 - Original post - cached version

 

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 218.

This is Episode 50 of the Patterson in Pursuit podcast, where host Steve Patterson interviews me about Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s argumentation ethics.  Patterson’s description:

If we choose to argue, have we presupposed an...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-02-01 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 217.

This is Episode 14 of the MusicPreneur podcast, “Intellectual Property is the Bastard Child of the Gatekeepers,” run by host James Newcomb. I appeared on his previous podcast, Outside the Music Box, a while back. This one is a fresh, stand-alone...

Stephan Kinsella - 2017-01-15 - Original post - cached version

The great libertarian scholar Ralph Raico died last month (Dec. 13, 2016).1 Ralph and I were friends for the last 20 years. I first met Ralph when I started attending Mises Institute events when I was a young lawyer, in the mid-1990s.2 For many years, he was a fixture at the Mises...

Stephan Kinsella - 2016-12-26 - Original post - cached version

Rothbard, in The Ethics of Liberty, writes of the disastrous consequences of the fallacious Marxian labor theory of value:

“I am convinced, however, that the real motor for social and political change in our time has been a moral indignation arising from the fallacious theory...

Stephan Kinsella - 2016-10-11 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 216. www.stephankinsella.com/kinsella-on-liberty-podcast/

I was a guest recently on Isaac Morehouse’s podcast, “Why Intellectual Property Sucks, with Stephan Kinsella” (Oct. 10, 2016), discussing intellectual property and related issues. Isaac’s...

Stephan Kinsella - 2016-09-21 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 215. www.stephankinsella.com/kinsella-on-liberty-podcast/
I was a guest recently on the Latter-Day Liberty podcast discussing intellectual property and related issues. Host: Mat Kent.

 

Ep. 19 Intellectual Property...
Stephan Kinsella - 2016-08-07 - Original post - cached version

Here comes a lot of background, just to lead up to a few final paragraphs that get to what I want to say.

As I’ve recounted before,1 I started my legal vocation and libertarian avocation2 around the same time, almost twenty-five years ago, in 1992. That year, I started practicing law, and...

Stephan Kinsella - 2016-07-15 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 214. www.stephankinsella.com/kinsella-on-liberty-podcast/

I was a guest on the fun and zany libertarian podcast “Johnny Rocket Launch Pad,” Episode 97. They fired questions at me one after another, and I did my best to field them. The sound effects...

Stephan Kinsella - 2016-07-08 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 213. www.stephankinsella.com/kinsella-on-liberty-podcast/

This is a debate between me and one Todd Lewis, hosted by Keith Preston, about self-ownership and the non-aggression principle. Lewis had participated in a decent debate with Walter Block ...

Stephan Kinsella - 2016-06-14 - Original post - cached version

In 2002, I participated as a faculty member for the Rothbard Graduate Seminar (orig. link), a five-day event at the Mises Institute. Walter Block, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Jörg Guido Hülsmann, Roderick Long, and others were also on the faculty. I presented three lectures over the first three days: “...

Stephan Kinsella - 2016-06-12 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 212. www.stephankinsella.com/kinsella-on-liberty-podcast/

This is my interview, mostly on various anarcho-capitalism issues, by Josh Havins, of the Lafayette County (Mississippi) Libertarian Party: Their episode: “Ask a Libertarian #8 – Stephan...

Stephan Kinsella - 2016-05-27 - Original post - cached version

Email exchange:

Hey Stephan, (Preface: I think I agree with you “in principle” on things anarchy/libertarian) Quick question that I’d appreciate an answer to: Setup: I’ve heard it said that the problem with minarchism is that any State will always turn...
Stephan Kinsella - 2016-05-22 - Original post - cached version

From a Facebook post:

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In a classic article in 1974, Objectivist David Kelley set forth a concise argument for the minarchist view of the necessity of government (https://fee.org/articles/the-necessity-of-government/).

In this interview by minarchist Jan Helfeld, Kelley...

Stephan Kinsella - 2016-05-16 - Original post - cached version

My short reminiscence, “What Sparked Your Interest in Liberty?,” was published last month at FEE.org (April 21, 2016). It augments an earlier piece, “How I Became A Libertarian,” LewRockwell.com (Dec. 18, 2002).1 Some related pieces:

The Genesis of Estoppel: My Libertarian Rights Theory,...
Stephan Kinsella - 2016-04-28 - Original post - cached version

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 211.

My interview on the Wake Up Call podcast, Episode 44: Corporations and the Corporate Form.

From the shownotes page:

Episode Summary

Stephan Kinsella joins Adam Camac and Daniel Laguros to discuss corporations and...

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