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KOL140 | Liberty Underground Radio (2012)

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 140.

As noted here, I was a guest Jan. 20, 2012 on the Liberty Underground Radio Show on the 1787 Radio Network, discussing IP for about 25 minutes. The reason they invited me on was the hosts, in discussing SOPA and PIPA in the Dec. 31, 2011 show (hour 1, starting about 10 minutes in), had a dispute about IP. Although the main host questioning me was on the fence about IP, he was open-minded, fair, and civil, and I think he moved a bit in the anti-IP direction by the end.

The show has a podcast (feed) and my segment was on the second hour, starting at about 25:25 (audio).

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  • Speaking on “Balancing Intellectual Property Rights and Civil Liberties: A Libertarian Perspective” (The Politic Presents” lecture series, Yale University, New Haven, CT, Oct. 2, 2014)
  • Speaking on “Libertarianism After Fifty Years: A Reassessment and Reappraisal,” NYC LibertyFest (October 11, 2014)
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KOL139 | Power and Market Report with Albert Lu

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 139. 

Albert Lu interviewed me for his Power and Market podcast, posted July 29, 2014. Unlike most interviews, we talked about education, career choices, and related matters. This is an edited version of a longer interview. The longer one can be obtained by requesting access here.

Lu’s description for the longer interview (which will be posted anon):

Interview Highlights

In this interview, Stephan speaks directly to prospective law students, internet entrepreneurs, and technology capitalists about the practice of law and the dangerous world of intellectual property.

We also took time to discuss his own academic career and his multiple transitions from engineering student, to lawyer, to proprietor and independent scholar.
This was a fun interview and reminds me of reason I began this project in the first place.
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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 138. 

This is my appearance on the most recent episode (376) of Ben Stone’s Bad Quaker podcast, Recorded July 16, 2014, posted July 27, 2014. From his description page:

“Stephan Kinsella and Ben Stone have a chat about getting even, property rights, and how many libertarians can dance on the head of a pin.

Links:

We also talked about Tesla and patents.

 

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 137.

I participated in an impromptu Google Hangout by Daniel Rothschild for his “Live Free, Die Old” podcast, including Matt Gilliland and James Cox, on the night after I did a Liberty.me seminar. Rambling and casual. We give poor Cox a bit too much grief for being confused and apparently relativist about rights. Good times.

*** For an extra, see the Youtube at the bottom, a 30 minute talk between me and Cox, when I was in Banff Canada and lost in the woods and shooting the sh*t with him.

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 136.

A discussion with Carlos Morales on the Truth Over Comfort podcast. We discuss children’s rights, spanking, my article “How We Come To Own Ourselves,” “intractable” issues like abortion, etc.

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KOL135 | Life, Liberty and Proper Tea

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 135.

My discussion with Bernie Greene of the Life, Liberty and Proper Tea podcast, released July 18, 2014. From his shownotes:

“Stephan Kinsella has made some profound contributions to the liberty philosophy. Here we touch on the nature of law in a free society, IP, democracy vs other forms of tyranny and, of course, pipe smoking.

http://www.stephankinsella.com/

And this is Stephan’s podcast feed. It includes some incredibly interesting stuff including an entire lecture series on Libertarian Legal Theory. I’ve listened to many of the podcasts several times. Truly excellent stuff.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kinsella-on-liberty/id595093254

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My second interview with The Daily Bell just came out. It’s fairly informal but lengthy and complements the earlier one, and has a bit fewer links and adopts a more colloquial tone. It seems to be getting very positive feedback on Facebook etc. FYI. The recent and older one are linked below. The interview shows how heavily influenced I am and how permeated my thought has been by what I consider to be by far the greatest libertarian/liberal thinkers, Mises, Rothard, and Hoppe.

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 134.

This is my appearance as a Guest panelist on This Week in LawEpisode 267 (July 18, 2014).  Brief description: “Are patent trolls losing ground? Dish Anywhere in the Aereo aftermath, FCC gets 1 million comments on U.S. net neutrality debate and more!”

Once again, the hosts and the other guest were congenial to my radical anti-IP views, and the other guest, law professor Harry Surden, basically acknowledged that there is no clear empirical evidence in favor of the patent system. (BTW the title of the show stemmed from my use of the fancy SAT word eleemosynary—it’s used in Louisiana law on occasion, which is how I know, but it is obscure, but a fun word, so I had to drop it in the conversation…

Some of my previous posts related to some of the topics discussed:

My previous two appearances on TWiL were: KOL104 | This Week in Law 97: God Creates. We Patent. IP, Net Neutrality, etc (2011) and KOL103 | This Week in Law 133: Beyonce, Bad Laws, and Breastaurants (2011).

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 133.

I appeared on Ernie Hancock’s show for all 3 hours of the July 9, 2014 episode to discuss intellectual property and related issues in detail. We discussed the constitutionality of IP, cryptocurrency/bitcoin, and related matters. This was a followup to the June 18 episode which featured Reed Jessen who was speaking about a way to fight patent trolls, which I called into.

My previous appearances on Ernie’s show: KOL089 | Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock radio: Intellectual Property, L. Neil Smith and KOL060 | Guest on Ernest Hancock’s Declare Your Independence radio show: intellectual property and libertarianism (2010).

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KOL132 | AMA with Shanklin

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 132.

Michael Shanklin passed on to me a variety of questions on libertarian theory and applications for his Voluntary Virtues network. I’ll be a regular guest monthly. Relevant links: Fraud, Restitution, and Retaliation: The Libertarian Approach.

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 131.

Jeff Tucker and I discuss the recent announcement by Tesla that it will cease enforcing its patents. Relevant links:

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KOL130 | Bad Quaker: Kinsella and Tucker on Abortion, …

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 130.

From the Bad Quaker podcast with host Ben Stone, Jeff Tucker and I discuss a variety of libertarian issues, including abortion and the like.

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Hammurabi's CodeKinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 129.

This is a lesson/lecture I presented to a group of “Upper Elementary” Montessori students today at my son’s school, The Post Oak School (Upper El includes 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students, and there were also a few third graders visiting from lower el, who are moving up next year). The students (25 or 30 or so) sat in a group at my feet, and were polite and interested the whole time. They asked many very intelligent and fun questions. I tried not to get too complicated, but did speak in fairly frank and sophisticated terms, tried not to talk down to them or dumb the talk down too much, and almost all of them hung in there till the end. The original plan was to speak for 40 or so minutes then take questions for another 15 or so, but we ended up going about an hour and 7 minutes, and then during lunch I had throng of students throwing more questions at me for another half hour. What amazing students; what an amazing school and educational approach. (This is one reason I love the Montessori approach; see my Montessori, Peace, and Libertarianism.) I included here only the main talk and Q&A, not the lunch banter.

I think this talk is suitable for kids from ages 9 to 16 or so.

The notes I used and handed out are reproduced below, with a few links added.

For more background on these topics, see the links below, as well as my short article Legislation and Law in a Free Society, adapted from my 1995 JLS article Legislation and the Discovery of Law in a Free Society, which contains detailed references; and my more detailed speech The (State’s) Corruption of (Private) Law, from the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Property and Freedom Society.

Update: Some people have asked me for further recommended readings, in legal history, etc. Unfortunately my library is packed away in boxes now for a renovation so I cannot peruse my legal theory/history titles, but from memory and some other notes I have, here are some suggested readings related to the talk. Some of my own personal favorites first:

For some others:

Update 2:

I have no doubt I mangled a few historical and other details in my somewhat extemporaneous exposition. For example, here is one constructive criticism I received:

I am a satisfied subscriber to your KOL podcast, which I enjoy very much.  I just listened to episode 129 wherein you address a group of elementary-school students.  It really made me realize how intellectually void was the time I served in my local government school.

Anyway, around the 46 minute mark you got your definitions of robbery and burglary reversed.  Hopefully the kids weren’t taking notes.

Yep. He’s right. I got robbery and burglary backwards. Mea culpa!
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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 128.

From Jan. 2012, an interview by Peter Mac from The Peter Mac Show about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 127.

From December 2011, an interview by Stefan Molyneux for his Freedomain Radio program about the evil Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. We discussed the First Amendment violations of and other problems with SOPA. 

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 126.

This is my Mises University 2011 lecture, Intellectual Property and Economic Development (July 27, 2011), perhaps one of my better talks on IP and liberty. The original PowerPoint slides are here. Streaming audio, video, and a googledocs version of the slides are below. An unedited, raw transcript is also appended below (it may be cleaned up in due course).

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 125.

Richard Heathen of Liberty Machine News interviews Stephan Kinsella about the evils intellectual property, why it it illegitimate and how it empowers crony capitalism through heavy handed state enforcement. (recorded April 10, 2014; uploaded May 12, 2014)

 

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 124.

This is my appearance from last Saturday (April 26, 2014) on the Patriot’s Lament radio show in Alaska, with host Joshua Bennett. We discussed a variety of topics, including anarchy versus the state versus government, how anarchist societies would handle threats from states, the unique aspects of libertarianism and what sets it apart from all other political philosophies, and related topics. (Youtube)

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