Stephan Kinsella

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...
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,, 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...
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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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:


In a classic article in 1974, Objectivist David Kelley set forth a concise argument for the minarchist view of 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 (April 21, 2016). It augments an earlier piece, “How I Became A Libertarian,” (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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