KOL121 | Better Red than Dead with Redmond Weissenberger: Copyright and Easter Egg Servitudes, and more

April 19, 2014 Intellectual Property

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 121. I was interviewed by Redmond Weissenberger, of Mises Canada, for his Better Red than Dead podcast (iTunes). We discussed a variety of topics, including: store refuses to put boy’s name on an Easter egg because of a copyright concern because he shares a name with a famous soccer player, positive […]

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Hoppe: First significant thinker to get libertarianism totally right

April 10, 2014 Libertarianism

From a (fairly informal) Facebook post of mine: First significant thinker to get libertarianism totally right: Hans-Hermann Hoppe. Let me splain. I view the modern libertarian movement as starting around the 50s or so, with people like Leonard Read, Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman, and a bit later, Rothbard, and the like. Yes there were important […]

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KOL120 | Computer Software, IP, and the Nature of Property Rights

April 5, 2014 Intellectual Property

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 120. A computer science student at UT Austin, Adam Camac, asked me to do an interview with him on the referenced topic for purposes of one of his computer science classes. It was an interesting discussion. Youtube of the video version is below. Podcast (kinsella-on-liberty): Play in new window | […]

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KOL119 | Libertarian and Anarchist Concepts and Basics with Harrison Fischberg: Part 1

April 4, 2014 Intellectual Property

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 119. This is Part 1 of a fairly in-depth discussion I had with Harrison Fischberg (who was on a previous podcast in episode 114) covering various libertarian issues, such as property, the state, strategy and tactics and personal style versus substance, the standard versus Austrian view of homo economicus, Alan […]

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Anarchist Libertarian Jan Lester’s Arguement for Intellectual Property

April 1, 2014 Intellectual Property

Starting around 1:30:00, another deeply flawed attempt to argue for intellectual property. It’s made all the worse in that it comes from an anarchist libertarian, J.C. Lester, author of Escape from Leviathan: Liberty, Welfare and Anarchy Reconciled (conspicuously not online yet. Why some people take time to write books but don’t want to make their ideas […]

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KOL118 | Tom Woods Show: Against Fuzzy Thinking

March 31, 2014 Kinsella on Liberty Podcast

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 118. I was a guest on the Tom Woods show on March 28, 2014—our discussion includes an overview of libertarian ideas and an attempt to clear up common confusions. For more along the same lines, see my Mises Academy course on “Libertarian Controversies” and “Correcting some Common Libertarian Misconceptions,” 2011 Annual Meeting, Property and […]

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KOL117 | Liberty Talk 004: Tucker & Kinsella on Property Rights in the Digital Age

February 10, 2014 Kinsella on Liberty Podcast

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 117. This is the audio for episode 004 of Liberty Talk, an occasional Google hangout-based podcast with Jeffrey Tucker and me (Google Plus page; Youtube Channel). Podcast (kinsella-on-liberty): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:11 — 42.0MB)

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KOL116 | Voluntary Virtues with Michael Shanklin: Fraud, Contract

February 7, 2014 Intellectual Property

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 116. This is my recent appearance on Michael Shanklin’s Triple-V: Voluntary Virtues Vodcast with Michael Shanklin (my segment starts about around 1:11:23 of the video below). We discussed a variety of topics fraud and contract theory, and so on. Some background material for these topics can be found at: A Libertarian […]

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Letter to Mr. Owens about the Six Cities Problem

February 6, 2014 personal

In 1978 or so, in seventh grade at St. George, a Catholic elementary school in Baton Rouge, one of my favorite teachers was Mr. Owens. In 1989, when I was in grad school, I sent him the following letter (somewhat edited here). He was by then the principal of St. George and a friend who […]

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KOL115 | Mises Canada Austrian AV Club—Kinsella and the Corporation on Trial (2012)

February 3, 2014 Kinsella on Liberty Podcast

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 115. I was interviewed back in May 2012 by Redmond Weissenberger, Director of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada. We had a long-ranging discussion of the issue of corporations and limited liability, and we touched on other issues as well including causation and responsibility and the praxeological structure of human action; […]

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KOL114 | Introduction to Libertarian Ethics: Discussion with Stefan Molyneux and Harrison Fischberg

January 28, 2014 Intellectual Property

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 114. Stef and I talk about libertarian ethics, UPB, self-ownership, argumentation ethics, careers, schooling, and related matters—back from November 2013. Podcast (kinsella-on-liberty): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:19 — 67.4MB)

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KOL113 | “Argumentation Ethics and Liberty: A Concise Guide” (Audio)

January 23, 2014 Kinsella on Liberty Podcast

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 113. Audio version (narrated by Carlos Morales) of my article “Argumentation Ethics and Liberty: A Concise Guide,” Mises Daily (May 27, 2011). Podcast (kinsella-on-liberty): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:56 — 9.2MB)

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KOL112 | Jack Criss Interview on the Voucher System (1989)

January 22, 2014 Kinsella on Liberty Podcast

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 112. From the vault. This is from 1989, an interview by my good friend Jack Criss, then host of a libertarian AM radio talk show on WJNT in Jackson, Mississippi (now the editor of BAMSouth). Jack interviewed lots of libertarian luminaries on that show, including Murray Rothbard and many others. […]

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KOL111 | Interview with Daniel Rothschild: on Name-branding, trade secrets, voluntary slavery, and more

January 21, 2014 Kinsella on Liberty Podcast

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 111. This was my appearance on Daniel Rothschild’s youtube channel on Jan. 20, 2014; we discussed a variety of topics, getting really into the nitty-gritty of a lot of aspects of libertarian legal theory. For some background on some issues discussed, see: Trademark versus Copyright and Patent, or: Is All […]

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Portugese translation of “Legislation and Law in a Free Society”

January 19, 2014 Uncategorized

Legislação e direito em uma sociedade livre, Portugese translation of “Legislation and Law in a Free Society,” Mises Daily (Feb. 25, 2010). Translations of my other writing is here.

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Reddit Anarcho-Capitalist Subreddit Ask Me Anything Thread

January 16, 2014 Austrian Economics

I did a Reddit Ask Me Anything thread recently, on the anarcho-capitalist sub-reddit, here: http://www.reddit.com/r/Anarcho_Capitalism/comments/1vd8s9/i_am_stephan_kinsella_anarcholibertarian_writer/. Previous Reddit AMA’s I did: Reddit Ask Me Anything Thread. One I did a year ago is at My reddit “ask me anything”.

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KOL110 | Ed and Ethan Show: Trans-Pacific Partnership

December 30, 2013 Intellectual Property

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 110. I appeared recently on the Canadian libertarian podcast Ed and Ethan: The Voice of Liberty in Canada (Dec. 29, 2013) (I was a guest last year as well). We discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other matters. This is my segment only; for the full show, go to Ed and Ethan’s […]

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KOL109 | Liberty Talk 005: Adam Kokesh, Liberty.me, 3D Printing, IP

December 19, 2013 Intellectual Property

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 109. This is the audio for episode 005 of Liberty Talk, a weekly-ish Google hangout-based podcast with Jeffrey Tucker and me (Google Plus page; Youtube Channel). Though it’s been a month since our last one. Hey, it happens. Today: we discuss Adam Kokesh and his recent brush with the “law” (see FDR2561), Liberty.me, […]

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Book Review of Schulman, The Robert Heinlein Interview and Other Heinleiniana (1991)

December 12, 2013 Uncategorized

Back in 1991, I did a book review of J. Neil Schulman’s The Robert Heinlein Interview and Other Heinleiniana (originally published 1990; sample). My review was posted and discussed on the “GEnie Science Fiction and Fantasy RoundTable” (I believe GEnie was one of those pre-Internet dial-up networks some of us used back in the day). I thought I had […]

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