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The following is my contribution to the “digital festschrift” for Sean Gabb, arranged by our mutual friend Keir Martland, in honor of Sean’s 60th birthday.

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To Sean Gabb on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday

One of the unanticipated pleasures of my adult life has been the diverse number of intellectuals, scholars, and liberty lovers, from all over the world, that I’ve met, and often befriended, through various libertarian and Austrian economic events, seminars, and connections, since the mid-1990s. The singular and intriguing Sean Gabb stands out in my mind as an excellent example. I don’t know if I had previously heard of Sean when we first met at the inaugural meeting of the Property and Freedom Society in Bodrum, Turkey, in May 2006. Well, we call it Bodrum, but historical-minded Sean insists on calling it by its proper name, Halicarnassus (in his delightful account of that first meeting (see below)). 

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 279.

I was interviewed a few weeks ago by a college student, Greta, who is working on an honor’s thesis covering libertarian thought in America. I am always happy to talk to young people–high school students, college and grad students, and the like, but when I take the time to give them answers, I often try to publicize it so that it can potentially reach more than one person. Great has interviewed other libertarians, including Bob Murphy, who featured his interview recently on his own podcast (see Ep. 83 A College Student Interviews Bob About How Libertarians View the World). So this inspired me to put up our discussion here on my own feed. I will say that I’m not necessarily happy with how I answered the question near the end about racism and sexism in modern American culture. But it was off the cuff, and I did what I could.


Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 278.

I was a guest on Episode 79 of The Bob Murphy Show, entitled “Stephan Kinsella and Bob Murphy Debate Hans Hoppe’s “Argumentation Ethics”. Back in June we discussed IP and related issues [KOL268 | Bob Murphy Show: Law Without the State, and the Illegitimacy of IP]. We had intended to discuss argumentation ethics but ran out of time. So we did it in this episode. I think it turned out very well.

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 277.

I participated in a debate sponsored by America’s Future Foundation-Phoenix this past Thursday, Nov. 14, against local patent attorney Maria Crimi Speth. This is the audio from my iPhone. Probably inferior. I’ll release better quality media if it becomes available later.


KOL276 | La Sierra University: Abolish Intellectual Property Law


Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 276.

This is my speech delivered for the Troesh Talk, part of the Business Colloquium course, at the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business at La Sierra University Nov. 12, 2019. I was invited by Associate Dean Gary Chartier, who runs the Colloquium. The audience consisted mainly of business and grad students.


Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 275.

This is my appearance in Episode 54 of the Did You Know Crypto Podcast, with host Dustin Dreifuerst. We talked about ownership of bitcoin and related issues.  As Dustin summarized in his show notes:

Stephan and I talk about…

  • Ownership, Control & Property as Legal concepts
  • Why you cant actually “own” Bitcoin
  • How Bitcoin is about secrets not property
  • Ownership is a state augmentation
  • Why this isn’t an attack on Bitcoin

(I previously appeared on this podcast: KOL266 | Did You Know Crypto Podcast, Ep. 36: Bitcoin Patent Trolling.)

For more information see this episode and related show notes: KOL274 | Nobody Owns Bitcoin (PFS 2019).


KOL274 | Nobody Owns Bitcoin (PFS 2019)


Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 274.

This is my presentation to the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Property and Freedom Society on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Powerpoint slides embedded below. Youtube embedded below.

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KOL273 | Peter Quinones Interview on Argumentation Ethics


Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 273.

This is my appearance as a guest on Episode 302: “Stephan Kinsella Explains Hoppe’s Argumentation Ethics“, of the Free Man Beyond the Wall podcast, by host Pete Quinones (formerly known as “Mance Rayder”), hosted by The Libertarian Institute. From his shownotes:

Many libertarian/anarchists have heard of the concept of Argumentation Ethics as developed by Hans-Hermann Hoppe but have never looked to see what it’s all about.

Stephan Kinsella has studied AEs, applied it to his own work and even developed the thought process further. Here, he gives a lengthy explanation that can serve as your doorway into the subject.

Stephan is an attorney in Houston, director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom, and editor of Libertarian Papers.

The A Priori of Argumentation

Longer Hoppe Video 

Stephan’s Website

A Concise Guide to Argumentation Ethics

Indiegogo for The Monopoly on Violence

Pete’s Patreon

Pete’s Bitbacker

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