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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast: Episode 425.

From Adam Haman’s show Haman Nature. Released Feb. 15, 2024.

From Adam’s shownotes:

Adam gets all intellectual and stuff with Stephan Kinsella. Part two of this interview explains why the concept of “intellectual” property is illegitimate and impedes humanity’s progress. [Previous episode: KOL423 | Haman Nature Ep. 1: Getting Argumentative.]

00:00 – Intro

01:15 – Introducing two amazing books: Stephan’s Against Intellectual Property and Against Intellectual Monopoly by Boldrin and Levine. Then Stephan touches on many aspects of the philosophical and consequential aspects of intellectual property laws. The dude goes all over the place! There’s no stopping him! He knows so much!

26:38 — Outro

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast: Episode 424.

This is my appearance on Robert Breedlove’s What Is Money podcast  (WiM430; Youtube channel; recorded Feb. 2, 2024; released Feb. 15, 2024). This one is independent of the “Stephan Kinsella Series” as it is about my own new book, instead of focusing on Hoppe’s work.

Episode Summary: Stephan Kinsella joins me to discuss his book, Legal Foundations of a Free Society. We talk about the concept of self-ownership, the classification of rights, the significance of contracts, and the state monopoly.

// OUTLINE //
00:00:00 – Coming up
00:00:21 – Intro
00:01:54 – Helping Lightning Startups with In Wolf’s Clothing
00:02:41 – Introducing Stephan Kinsella
00:03:39 – The Concept of Self-Ownership
00:07:45 – Classification of Rights
00:10:25 – Defining Liberty
00:13:18 – The Non-Aggression Axiom
00:16:23 – Understanding the Nuances of Intellectual Property Rights
00:22:14 – The Right to Exclude
00:26:00 – The Rules of Ownership
00:30:21 – Finding Objective Link to Prevent Conflict
00:33:22 – The Right to Self-Ownership
00:38:50 – Transformation of Libertinism
00:42:05 – Run Your Business from Anywhere with NetSuite
00:43:10 – Secure Your Bitcoin Stash with the iCoin Hardware Wallet
00:44:20 – The Right to Self-Defense
00:47:00 – Self-Ownership and Slavery
00:49:29 – Violation of Contracts
00:54:47 – Contract: Independent Title Transfer
00:56:51 – Terms of the Contract
01:02:11 – Loan and Repayment
01:06:00 – Enhance Your Brain Power with Mind Lab Pro
01:07:06 – Take Control of Your Healthcare with CrowdHealth
01:08:13 – Purpose of Political System
01:15:01 – The State Monopoly
01:20:30 – Where to Find Stephan on the Internet

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KOL423 | Haman Nature Ep. 1: Getting Argumentative

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast: Episode 423.

My appearance as the first guess on Adam Haman’s new podcast and Youtube channel, Haman Nature (Haman Nature substack).

As I noted in the initial discussion, this is the fourth or fifth podcast for which I was the first guest, the others being KOL374 | The Intellectual Contributions of Hans-Hermann Hoppe: The Great Fiction Podcast Ep. 1, KOL078 | Lions of Liberty Podcast Inaugural Episode: Intellectual PropertyKOL244 | “YOUR WELCOME” with Michael Malice Ep. 001: Intellectual Property, Prostate Cancer, and KOL347 | This Time I’m Curious Ep. 1: The Libertarian Movement, AI Rights, UFOs, Music, Movies, Alcohol. [continue reading…]

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Ammous vs. Block on Israel

As I tweeted here:

Walter Block’s pro-Israel WSJ article from October, “The Moral Duty to Destroy Hamas” (substack version) upset lots of libertarians, e.g. Scott Horton who says, at about 1:08:00 here, that Walter is now kicked out of libertarianism because of his Israel-Gaza views.

Kevin Duffy also criticized him; Walter responded here: “Have I Gone AWOL?” He argued that his views on Gaza are fine since it’s okay to disagree with Rothbard and still be a libertarian. [continue reading…]

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KOL422 | “What Libertarianism Is” (Audio on ManPatria)

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast: Episode 422.

A new podcast by Dumo Denga, ManPatria, has just released an audio narration of my article “What Libertarianism Is” for its first episode, entitled “What is Libertarianism.” This narration appears to be based on the original article, not the updated version that appears as chap. 2 of Legal Foundations of a Free Society.

There is also a previous narration of this article by Graham Wright (KOL005).

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I published the print version of Legal Foundations of a Free Society in September of 2023, in time for the 2023 Property and Freedom Society Annual Meeting. The Kindle edition is now available at Amazon. Nook version on Barnes & Noble, and a free online epub file, will be available in months to come. Enjoy!

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I found this in some old files. Might be of interest to some. Other participants included fellow libertarian sci-fi authors J. Neil Schulman and Victor Koman. PDF

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An intelligent observation from a reader of Legal Foundations of a Free Society (my comments interspersed)

Page 486 had a great example of nuggets in this book that give me a different perspective. Nothing earth shattering, just a more accurate way to understand.

Scarcity is a particularly poor term, for this reason: think of paper clips and why we call them scarce goods. At the root it has nothing to do with the class of paper clips. It’s rather about a specific instance of a paper clip. Now ask if 2 or more people can use that specific object simultaneously without conflict: no. That makes it an economic good. This means we can be talking about the Mona Lisa, of which there is 1, or that paper clip, of which there is (drumroll) … 1.

[continue reading…]

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