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One of my better talks, I believe. I’ve added it to my list here: A Selection of my Best Articles and Speeches on IP. Transcript in the works.

KOL190 | On Life without Patents and Copyright: Or, But Who Would Pick the Cotton? (PFS 2015)


I was just made aware of Nuevas direcciones racionalistas en la teoría libertaria de los derechos, a Spanish translation of my article New Rationalist Directions in Libertarian Rights Theory, 12:2 Journal of Libertarian Studies: 313-26 (Fall 1996) (a slightly updated version of which was published as “Dialogical Arguments for Libertarian Rights,” in The Dialectics of Liberty (Lexington Books, 2019)).


Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 321.

This is my appearance The Tatiana Show, episode 296, with host Tatiana Moroz, in which Jed Grant and I discussed the looming patent threat to bitcoin. Jed is Founder of the Open Crypto Alliance, for which I serve on the Advisory Board.

Tatiana’s shownotes below.

The Youtube video is here:

The Pending Patent Problem with Stephan Kinsella & Jed Grant of the Open Crypto Alliance – The Tatiana Show Ep. 296

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 320.

From my recent appearance on Stephan Livera’s bitcoin-focused podcast, SLP249 BITCOIN PATENTS & OPEN CRYPTO ALLIANCE WITH STEPHAN KINSELLA AND JED GRANT (recorded Feb. 2, 2021; released Feb. 5, 2021).

From the show notes:

Stephan Kinsella and Jed Grant join me to chat about Open Crypto Alliance.

We talk:

    • Why IP laws are anti-liberty and anti-progress
    • How progress has been delayed by improper concepts of property rights
    • How Patent laws could hinder the Bitcoin industry
    • The asymmetry of attack vs defense here
    • How to stop overly broad patents
    • How to support OCA

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 319.

This is Part II of my appearance on Keith Knight’s Youtube show “Don’t Tread on Anyone” (Feb. 3, 2021), discussing my “Libertarian Litmus Test” post on Facebook.  In this second hour or so of our discussion, we covered “Logic, Exploitation, Homesteading, & Freedom”, and other issues (see below). See also KOL318 | The Libertarianism Litmus Test, Part 1 – With Keith Knight, “Don’t Tread on Anyone”.


  • 0:00 – Logic v. Empiricism / Deontologicalism v. Utilitarianism
  • 10:29 – Exploitation debate
  • 11:34 – Who are the libertarian allies?
  • 13:45 – Homesteading aka Original Appropriation
  • 18:33 – Should I have to work to live?
  • 21:52 – Personal v. Private property
  • 32:05 – Socialist shortages
  • 36:32 – Labor Theory of Value
  • 50:05 – Order Givers v. Order Followers
  • 1:00:53 – What is freedom?


Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 318.

This is my appearance on Keith Knight’s Youtube show “Don’t Tread on Anyone” (Feb. 3, 2021), discussing my “Libertarian Litmus Test” post on Facebook:

Time to update the libertarian litmus test:
To be a solid libertarian, you must be good on the following (ranked roughly in order of importance/obviousness):
1. IP
2. central banking/the Fed
3. taxation
4. the drug war
5. war
6. welfare
7. government education
8. the state (anarchist)
9. and now, covid lockdowns (no offense, paranoid and “respectable” libertards)
I’ll let you slide on one issue (“one deviation”), but one only. But you miss two, and you’re relegated to Time Out.

Youtube embedded below. See also KOL319 | The Libertarianism Litmus Test, Part 2 – With Keith Knight, “Don’t Tread on Anyone”

Time markers:

  • 0:00 – What is libertarianism?
  • 2:19 – Intellectual Property
  • 6:07 – History of IP
  • 13:05 – Central banking
  • 16:11 – Taxation
  • 18:06 – Drug war
  • 20:30 – War
  • 22:39 – Welfare
  • 24:28 – State education
  • 27:54 – The state
  • 31:12 – Lockdowns
  • 34:09 – A Proper understanding of socialism and capitalism
  • 43:35 – Most important contributions of….
    • Carl Menger
    • Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk:  Shorter Classics – chapter II, “WHETHER LEGAL RIGHTS AND RELATIONSHIPS ARE ECONOMIC GOODS”
    • Ludwig von Mises — UFOES
    • F.A. Hayek — not a big fan
    • Murray N. Rothbard- Economic Controversies
    • Walter Block
    • Lew Rockwell — The Free Market Reader


Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 317.

This is my appearance on Decentralized Revolution (the LP Mises Caucus podcast), episode 46, with host Aaron

Harris. We discussed the Libertarian Party, IP, the incoming Biden administration, the GameStop/Robinhood story, and the work of Hans-Hermann Hoppe.


Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 316.

At the prodding of Peter Schiff’s son, who, unlike his dad, is anarchist, pro-bitcoin, and opposed to intellectual property, I had a discussion with Peter about IP. Didn’t fully succeed in converting him to the anti-IP cause, but made a bit of headway. We also talked a bit about bitcoin, and the Saipan and Puerto Rico tax breaks available to Americans. It begins a bit abruptly, since we were chatting initially before I had started on the IP topic and we began talking about bitcoin, and it didn’t seem like it was going to quickly end, so I hit record and we talked about bitcoin before getting around to IP and a few other topics like defamation, Saipan, etc.

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