376 episodes

The Kinsella on Liberty podcast covers libertarian theory and applications, especially from an Austrian, Rothbardian and anarchist perspective. The podcast is released irregularly, occasionally includes a short monologue or interview or discussion with someone else, but consists mainly of speeches, lectures, and interviews on other podcasts, often on the topic of intellectual property, but on other topics as well. Youtube video links are provided on the website where available, at https://www.stephankinsella.com/kinsella-on-liberty-podcast/.

Kinsella On Liberty Stephan Kinsella

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The Kinsella on Liberty podcast covers libertarian theory and applications, especially from an Austrian, Rothbardian and anarchist perspective. The podcast is released irregularly, occasionally includes a short monologue or interview or discussion with someone else, but consists mainly of speeches, lectures, and interviews on other podcasts, often on the topic of intellectual property, but on other topics as well. Youtube video links are provided on the website where available, at https://www.stephankinsella.com/kinsella-on-liberty-podcast/.

    KOL373 | Against Intellectual Property (audiobook #2)

    KOL373 | Against Intellectual Property (audiobook #2)

    Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 373.



    This is an audiobook version of my Against Intellectual Property. Narrated by RetroGames HQ. An earlier version is here: KOL008 | Against Intellectual Property (audiobook).



    Youtube playlist; first Youtube:



    https://youtu.be/JCabAGM-e_s

    KOL372 | Discussing Contract Theory, Restitution, Punishment, with Matthew Sands of Nations of Sanity

    KOL372 | Discussing Contract Theory, Restitution, Punishment, with Matthew Sands of Nations of Sanity

    Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 372.



    Matthew Sands of the Nation of Sanity project (http://www.nationsofsanity.com/), which aims to promote the Non-Aggression Principle as a universal peace agreement, and I discussed various matters of libertarian legal theory, including the Rothbard-Evers title-transfer theory of contract versus contract as "binding promises" and the problem with the idea of "breach of contract"; and related matters such as burdens and standards of proof; civil vs. criminal law and the unity of the law; punishment, restitution and ostracism, and the like.



    (See previous episode with Matthew, KOL362 | California Gold #6, with Matt Sands: Defining Libertarianism, Anarchism and Voluntaryism.)



    Youtube:



    https://youtu.be/YzMSm9TdDRQ

    • 1 hr 49 min
    KOL371 | Austrian Economics Discord Conference: Law, Decentralized and Centralized

    KOL371 | Austrian Economics Discord Conference: Law, Decentralized and Centralized

    Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 371.



    This is my presentation (audio only) at the Austrian Economics Discord Conference: “The Enduring Importance of the Austrian School,” Austrian Economics Discord Server (Jan. 8–9, 2022). My presentation was “Law: Decentralized and Centralized" (Jan. 8, 2022).



    Youtube:



    https://youtu.be/2_w1_9uQc74



    Original Youtube



    Related links:



    Kinsella, “Legislation and the Discovery of Law in a Free Society,” Journal of Libertarian Studies 11 (Summer 1995)

    Summary version: “Legislation and Law in a Free Society,” Mises Daily (Feb. 25, 2010)

    Another Problem with Legislation: James Carter v. the Field Codes (Oct. 14, 2009)

    KOL221 | Mises Brasil: State Legislation Versus Law and Liberty

    KOL368 | Legislation vs. Law, with Robert Breedlove, of the “What is Money” Show

    KOL199 | Tom Woods Show: The State’s Corruption of Private Law, or We Don’t Need No Legislature

    KOL001 | “The (State’s) Corruption of (Private) Law” (PFS 2012)

    KOL129 | Speech to Montessori Students: “The Story of Law: What Is Law, and Where Does it Come From?”



    Further resources:



    Is English Common Law Libertarian? (Powerpoint; PDF)

    Bruno Leoni, Freedom and the Law

    Watson, Alan, The Importance of “Nutshells”

    Herman, Shael, The Louisiana Civil Code: A European Legacy for the United States

    Giovanni Sartori, Liberty and Law

    Alan Watson, Roman Law and Comparative Law

    The Story of Law, by John M. Zane (I haven’t finished it yet but liked what read so far) (also online)

    Arthur Hogue, The Origins of the Common Law

    KOL370 | “Ask Me Anything,” Lib-Right League Discord Server

    KOL370 | “Ask Me Anything,” Lib-Right League Discord Server

    Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 370.



    This is my appearance in an "Ask Me Anything" for the Lib-Right League Discord Server, with host Logan. Recorded Jan. 6, 2022. We discussed a variety of topics.



    My youtube:







    Their youtube:







     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    KOL369 | Soho Forum IP Debate Post-Mortem with Greg Morin

    KOL369 | Soho Forum IP Debate Post-Mortem with Greg Morin

    Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 369.



    Whereupon I do the rare original episode. In November I  debated Richard Epstein in New York, at the Soho Forum, on intellectual property (patent and copyright). My friend Greg Morin (website; Twitter; Mises) accompanied me and we had a great time in NYC. In this episode, Greg and I do a post-mortem about the debate and touch on IP topics I didn't have time to address in the main debate. Some pix below.



    Related links:



    KOL364 | Soho Forum Debate vs. Richard Epstein: Patent and Copyright Law Should Be Abolished

    KOL366 | NFTS, Soho Forum Debate, Intellectual Property, Etc. on Repeal the 20th Century



    https://youtu.be/1qpB7cvtpL0



    Some photos from the NYC trip below:

    • 1 hr 27 min
    KOL368 | Legislation vs. Law, with Robert Breedlove, of the “What is Money” Show

    KOL368 | Legislation vs. Law, with Robert Breedlove, of the “What is Money” Show

    Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 368.



    This is my appearance on Robert Breedlove's What Is Money podcast, Ep. WiM099 (Youtube channel). We discussed legislation vs. (private) law—Centralized Law vs Decentralized Law, or as Hoppe refers to legislation, "democratic law-making".



    From Robert's Episode notes: "Stephan Kinsella joins me to discuss the nature of centralized law legislated by fiat in comparison with decentralized law discovered through the observation of human action across time."



    Youtube:



    https://youtu.be/msj6ReWhzkk



    Youtube outline/time stamps:



    00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro

    00:00:08 Exploring the Meaning of Legislative “Law”

    00:09:40 Possession is 9/10ths of the Law

    00:16:43 Corruption in Law Making & Money Printing

    00:20:30 Is Coercion Inherent to Fiat? 00:26:44 Bitcoin Replacing Fiat Standards?

    00:30:00 The Basics of Human Action and Property

    00:36:17 Is Bitcoin Property?

    00:44:25 NYDIG

    00:45:34 Does the Nature of Legal Disputes Change Under a Bitcoin Standard?

    00:51:42 Custodial Aspects of the Fractional Reserve Banking System [see also my post The Great Fractional Reserve/Freebanking Debate]

    00:57:49 Bitcoin Lending & the Threat of Rehypothecation

    01:03:25 Does Bitcoin Disincentivize High Risk Human Action

    01:08:37 Morality Under a Bitcoin Standard vs a Fiat Standard

    01:18:11 Centralized Legislation Contributes to Uncertainty



    Related:





    Kinsella, “Legislation and the Discovery of Law in a Free Society,” Journal of Libertarian Studies 11 (Summer 1995)

    Summary version: “Legislation and Law in a Free Society,” Mises Daily (Feb. 25, 2010)

    Another Problem with Legislation: James Carter v. the Field Codes (Oct. 14, 2009)

    The Great Fractional Reserve/Freebanking Debate (Jan. 29, 2016)

    Jesus Huerta de Soto's Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles, esp. ch. 1 (uses Roman law concepts to properly analyze fractional-reserve banking)

    KOL274 | Nobody Owns Bitcoin (PFS 2019)

    Paul Cantor, Hyperinflation and Hyperreality: Thomas Mann in Light of Austrian Economics

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Customer Reviews

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33 Ratings

steve the rigger ,

Never again

Will I choose a Kinsella interview to doze off to. But thats okay, I know Woods will put me to sleep. ;)

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