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AIER has published a new book, Conversations on Conservatism (2021), from The Philadelphia Society. The PDF is here (with permission).

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 331.

This is my appearance on Phil Gibson’s podcast A Boy Named Pseu. Youtube video:

From Phil’s shownotes:

Stephan Kinsella is an attorney and libertarian writer. We discuss:

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KOL330 | Lift Talks #2 With Kinsella & Sammeroff

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 330.

Lift Talks #2 — With Kinsella & Sammeroff.

Two libertarian blokes on a ski vacation. Filmed Wednesday, March 31, 2021, Telluride Ski Resort.

Part 1: KOL329 | Lift Talks #1 With Kinsella & Sammeroff

Cross-posted on Scottish Liberty podcast.

Bonus video:

Three day skiing video compilation telluride March 2021

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Libertarian Answer Man, What Sayest Thou?

“Crusoe owns nothing on his island, as there is no legal order. Does this include his body?

He can control and use his body, but he doesn’t own it. Ownership is a legal relationship between an actor and a resource, that is recognized and respected by others in society. If there is no society or legal system, there are no norms or rules or rights.

Also: Does a slave, in a legal order that supports slavery, no longer own his body?

The master is the legal owner, but the slave is the natural or rightful owner. We have to distinguish possession or control, from ownership. And we have to distinguish positive law from just law. As Mises wrote: [continue reading…]

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KOL329 | Lift Talks #1 With Kinsella & Sammeroff

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 329.

Lift Talks #1 —Telluride March 2021 — With Kinsella & Sammeroff.

Two libertarian blokes on a ski vacation. Filmed Tuesday March 30, 2021, Telluride Ski Resort.

Part 2: KOL330 | Lift Talks #2 With Kinsella & Sammeroff

Cross-posted on Scottish Liberty podcast.

Bonus video:

Three day skiing video compilation telluride March 2021

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KOL328 | Heterodorx Ep. 10 with Nina Paley: I.P. Everywhere!

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 328.

This is my appearance on Heterodorx Episode 10: I.P. Everywhere!, hosted by Nina Paley and Corinna Cohn (posted March 29, 2021; recorded March 25, 2021). Nina is also on the C4SIF Advisory Board. From the shownotes (see also Nina’s Facebook post):

Get ready for some hardcore Libertarian nerd-talk, as Corinna goes head-to-head with Stephan Kinsella, author of Against Intellectual Property, and Libertarianism’s foremost critic of copyright and patents.  Thrill to dazzling theories of labor vs. action, restrictive covenants, negative easements, burdened estates, nuisances, limitations, consent, redistribution of rights, triangular intervention, property, scarcity, value, allocation of contestable resources, conflict, trade secrets, the Patent Bargain, disclosure, distortion, abolishing the FDA…wait, what? By the end of the episode, Corinna suffers a long-overdue crisis of faith. SUCCESS!

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Libertarians and Groups I Support via Patreon

I’ve decided to try to set up contributions, on a regular basis, to some of the  people and groups doing good work in libertarian, bitcoin, or related areas, via Patreon, Local, and other channels. Here are the ones I support at present, either irregularly or (usually) regularly. I plan to update this list from time to time.

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My friends Walter Block and William Barnett published an interesting paper several years ago, “On the Optimum Quantity of Money,” Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2004, pp. 39-52. At a Mises Institute conference in 2010 or 2011, or perhaps in a phone call with Walter, I believe we  discussed this issue and some papers they had written about this. I disagreed with Walter and, after reading their full paper, sent them some critical comments. These (lightly edited), with some prefatory and additional comments, are appended below.

 

Prefatory Note

In this email, back in 2011, at the dawn of bitcoin, I said bitcoin seems almost like an “ideal money”. Too bad I didn’t act on it… : [continue reading…]

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