nskinsella / Stephan Kinsella

Stephan Kinsella is a registered patent attorney, a libertarian theorist and lecturer, Director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (C4SIF), Editor of Libertarian Papers, blogger at The Libertarian Standard. www.StephanKinsella.com, www.c4sif.org, www.libertarianpapers.org

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  1. » Stefan Molyneux Freaks Out on the Gumbo Anarchy Gumbo Podcast

    I appreciate the insight Stef presented in addressing “demand” rather than “supply” in order to effect long term change.

    But that approach is unrealistically long term. For the Ponzi scheme will run it’s course before the State addicts have a “change of heart”. So in the end, whether you consider it the best approach or not, supply will end and the addicts will have no choice but to go “cold turkey”.

    Besides, you just can’t ignore the enabling supply set up to lure and reassure those who intend to purposefully become dependent on the State, knowing their x children without a father in the house will be feed, housed, and “educated” (along with mom).

    Stef knows the State WANTS this to continue for the purpose of CONTROL They will do whatever it takes to perpetuate the model of dependence. So to focus on supply and say you just “can’t cut them off” is to imagine a hopeful scenario of changing minds that just is not going to happen. They want something for nothing (their “fair share”). And if the State is going to give it to them there is no way they are going to not take it.

    Austrian economics will play out as surely as an apple dropping from a tree. The question is will the removal of supply occur abruptly because of financial collapse or will there be at least an attempt at a controlled withdrawal of supply while the pain of unmet demand is minimized and serviced by volunteer efforts.

    Because a majority of the populations in both Canada and the U.S. are so addicted to the State it is hard to imagine any outcome other than the former: financial collapse brought on by hyperinflation that is further inspired by a rejection of the US Dollar as the “reserve currency”. Further more, it will be impossible to hide the magician’s tens of trillions of worthless Dollars created out of thin air just this year.

    Any follower of Austrian economics will tell you the discipline does not answer the question of, “When?”.

    But because of the accelerating catalyst of the Internet it is hard to imagine the inevitable not occurring this year with the People finally ending the Game and admitting the paper in their wallets and purses is WORTHLESS.

    And what of the fate of those who “demand”? You will find them first in line to get a FEMA barcode on their foreheads.

    http://www.kittyfeet.com/2012/03/31/stefan-molyneux-freaks-out-on-the-gumbo/

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  2. Audio Debate: Walter Block vs. Robert Wenzel – LewRockwell.com

    By Luis Rivera III

    Part one of a debate between austro-libertarian author and professor Walter Block and Robert Wenzel from economicpolicyjournal.com. This, part one is a debate on intellectual property (IP).

    Wenzel-Block

    1:40 pm on August 14, 2014

    Email Walter E. Block

    The Best of Walter E. Block

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/audio-debate-walter-block-vs-robert-wenzel/

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  3. A Case for the Civil Law over Common Law: Response to Hayek - Mises Media

    A Case for the Civil Law over Common Law: Response to Hayek

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    Panel on Libertarian Aspects of Law. Recorded 13 March 2010 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [24:28]

    Recorded 13 March 2010 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.

    From:

    Austrian Scholars Conference 2010

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    Saturday, March 13, 2010 by

    George J. Wendt

    http://mises.org/media/4719/A-Case-for-the-Civil-Law-over-Common-Law-Response-to-Hayek

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  4. Cory Doctorow On Freedom Of Expression, DRM, Piracy And Censorship | The Creative Penn

    Recently, I outlined the fantastic services that ACX.com provide for authors, as well as some ideas on marketing for audiobooks. Today I interview Rosalind Ashford, narrator for my dark thriller Desecration. In the intro, I talk about my interpretation of the Hachette/Amazon negotiations and how power imbalance can impact us. I also talk about my […]

    http://www.thecreativepenn.com/?p=19219

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  5. FEE Debate- Jeffrey Tucker vs. Albert Lu | The Economy with Albert K Lu

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    Does technology make us more or less free?

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    http://fee.org/seminars/page/does-technology-make-us-more-free-or-less-free

    http://woodlandsbullion.com/blog/2014/06/fee-debate-jeffrey-tucker-vs-albert-lu/

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  6. The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America | Cato Institute

    Public opinion polls show that, by overwhelming margins, Americans believe that the United States “has a unique character because of its history and Constitution that sets it apart from other nations as the greatest in the world.” However dissatisfied they are with the characters who run it, Americans take great pride in our system of government, with its separation of powers and independently elected president.

    Should they? That’s the question F. H. Buckley asks in his powerfully argued new book, The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America. Buckley points out that “parliamentary governments, which lack a separation of powers, rank significantly higher on measures of political freedom” than presidential systems. There are good reasons for that, he argues, among them: parliamentary systems make executives more accountable to the legislature; they discourage political cults of personality by separating the roles of “head of state” and “head of government”; and they make it easier to “throw the bum out” if all else fails.

    Should we celebrate our presidential system, or, as Buckley suggests, count ourselves lucky that, for more than 200 years, we’ve “remained free while yet presidential”? Please join us on May 29th for a lively discussion of these foundational issues.

    http://www.cato.org/events/once-future-king-rise-crown-government-america

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  7. Koen-boyapati on bitcoin

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  8. Ayn Rand Commentary: The Invasion of Czechoslovakia

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  9. Ayn Rand 1968: campus or battleground

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  10. kinsella on patriot’s lament alaska

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