Now a new translation, in Portugal Portuguese, by Carlos Novais, appears, with an introductory note, in a new book on libertarianism, Liberais À Solta!.
According to the translator, the previous French translation available was not complete. The present translation is complete and also has updated the dead URLs as footnotes using Wayback Machine.
My gratitude toward the translators and publisher.
Vive la France and Vive la liberté!
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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 265.
This is my conversation with Jordan Head, who expressed some disagreement or confusion about my Against IP book on a Twitter thread; I offered to discuss with him, as I often do, and he took me up on it and consented to my recording it and posting it. His main hangup was my emphasis on “scarcity” and so he was thinking time was a scarce resource, so it’s being “stolen” if others copy your products, etc. I think we made good progress. We briefly discussed a few unrelated issues, like Bitcoin maximalism.
- KOL085 | The History, Meaning, and Future of Legal Tender, Jul. 25, 2017
Łukasz Dominiak has just published what looks to be an interesting paper, “The Problem of Axiomatic Status of the Self-Ownership Principled in the Libertarian Political Philosophy“. I say “looks to be” as it is in Polish. The English Abstract is below. I have included a link to this paper in my “Argumentation Ethics and Liberty: A Concise Guide” (2011) and Supplemental Resources.
The subject-matter of the present paper is one of the fundamental theoretical bases of the libertarian political philosophy: the principle of self-ownership. Th e research problem of the paper is the following question: Is the self-ownership principle an axiom? The research method employed in the paper is the method of disputatio. Based on the conducted research, the paper proposes the affirmative thesis: the self-ownership principle is an axiom. The paper presents a conceptual framework that distinguishes between self-possession, selfownership, and the justifi cation of the latter. It also develops a line of argument which demonstrates that although prima facie only the self-possession is an axiom, self-possession necessarily implies selfownership, granting thereby the axiomatic status to the latter too.
Keywords: libertarianism, self-ownership, selfpossession, axiom, argumentation ethics, natural rights, natural law
Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 264.
I appeared today on the Disenthrall.me Youtube channel, host Patrick Smith, to discuss the trademark issues between Tim Pool and his company media Subverse, and StudioFOW which has a popular crowdsourced porn video game coming out also called Subverse. We touched a bit on bitcoin ownership, patent and copyright, defamation law, and trademark law, and related matters.
- Tim Pool talks Subverse, Studio FOW, and Trademarks
- StudioFOW “Subverse” Has Forced Me To Retain A Lawyer Over My Trademark Of The Same Name
- Subverse porn game kickstarter
- How to Improve Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Law
- Trademark versus Copyright and Patent, or: Is All IP Evil?
- The Patent, Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Secret Horror Files
Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 263.
This is my short portion of the panel presentation “The Significance of Hans-Hermann Hoppe,” from the 2019 Austrian Economics Research Conference (AERC), at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on the occasion of Professor Hoppe’s 70th birth year. The entire panel presentation, plus my notes, and a link to a longer talk on similar themes, are below.
Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 262.
This is a followup to my episode KOL261 | Venture Stories Podcast Debating Austrian Economics, Libertarianism, and Bitcoin with Noah Smith. I recorded some of my impressions after the show was concluded, making observations about how it went, and so on. Listen at our own peril!
Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 261.
This is my appearance on the Venture Stories Podcast by Village Global, April 6 episode, hosted by Erik Torenberg: A Comparison of Austrian and Keynesian Economics with Noah Smith, Parker Thompson and Stephan Kinsella. It ended up being a bit of a debate with the other guest, Noah Smith of Bloomberg. This was a bit of an interesting episode, as I explain in the informal “bonus” episode KOL262. We ended up discussing/debating a variety of issues, such as: Austrian economics and praxeology, the business cycle, bitcoin, libertarianism, the federal reserve, anarcho-capitalism and related.