I presented a 6-lecture Mises Academy course in 2011, “Libertarian Legal Theory: Property, Conflict, and Society.” I thought some might be interested in seeing the Mid-Term Test and Final Exam used during the course. These are below. A version with the correct answers indicated may be found here (warning: do not click this link if you do not want the answers spoiled).
LIBERTARIAN LEGAL THEORY
Mid-term Test, February 2011
Professor: Stephan Kinsella
Mises Academy – Winter 2011
(1) His/her image is an inspiration for this course’s ad:
(C) Sir Edward Coke
(D) Murray Rothbard
(E) Eric Dondero
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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 354.
Libertarian Nicholas Sinard asked me to field some questions about the referenced issues, so we did so.
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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 353.
Some twitter users were confused about IP and whether stealing someone’s document from their safe implied damages greater than stealing a blank document, and whether this difference implied IP, etc. So I did an impromptu zoom and a few people joined to ask questions about this and other matters. Unpolished. Enjoy.
Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 352.
I was a guest host for the Tom Woods Show, Ep. 1942 (released July 31, 2021) while he is out sick.
I got to know the brilliant financial mind Larry Lepard during the 2008 Ron Paul presidential campaigns, when at great personal expense he took out full-page ads for Dr. Paul in USA Today and the New York Times.
Discussed today: the inevitable inflation and collapse of fiat that is coming, why not to invest in bonds, the relative merits of gold, silver, and Bitcoin. PlanB’s “stock to flow ratio” and Bitcoin, Michael Saylor/Microstrategy’s Bitcoin-holding “corporate treasury” strategy. When a Bitcoin ETF is coming. How Harry Browne’s “permanent portfolio” approach might be adjusted in view of the looming problems with cash and bonds and the emergence of Bitcoin.
Guest host Stephan Kinsella fills in for me.
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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 351.
I was a guest host for the Tom Woods Show, Ep. 1941 (released July 29, 2021) while he is out sick. Shownotes:
Guest host Stephan Kinsella talks to Shane Hazel about his growing awareness of liberty and Austrian economics while in the Marines in Iraq, his run for Senate on the Libertarian ticket in 2020 in Georgia and his role as “spoiler,” his future plans to run for Governor of Georgia, and his proposals to fix the broken criminal justice system.
Sent to me by Lawrence Lepard. He told me these ads cost about $80k each. PDFs: USA Today ad; NYTimes ad.
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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 350.
While at FreedomFest 2021, Gene Epstein (of SOHO Forum) and I discussed intellectual property and other libertarian matters on the Pauls to the Wall podcast.
Recorded July 23, 2021; released July 25, 2021.
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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 349.
Recorded July 13, 2021.
Excerpt: Stephan on the NAP