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Stephan Kinsella is a Patent Attorney in Texas, Austrian AnCap philosopher, writer & hands down one of the smarter & most well-read people I've ever spoken to.
In this ep, we discuss:
- SK's Journey on Why or how he become a libertarian
- Where Austrian Econ fit in?
- A little about Bitcoin coming on the radar, and "fixing this".
We discuss consistency of thought, principles and ideas.
A little on Patent Law & Private property, although we'll probably do an Ep 2 in this.
- Rand's critique on Anarchy
- Rand's support of IP
The difference between ownership & possession
- Is Ownership is that which you can protect?
- How do you prove initial possession?
- How do you enforce ownership?
Are the rules & norms of a community or city a sort of constitution?
How do these rules scale across populations?
How do you synchronise those larger scale ideas with societies that have different values, ie; the Confucian east?
War is expensive only with sound money (Bitcoin fixes this)
We dig into a bit about private property rights from both the Lockean view & a more tangible viewpoint inspired by Hoppe.
"The entire point of property rights is to solve conflict."
And I ask the question:
Why are Libertarians not as widely thrilled about Bitcoin as one might expect them to be?
There was a series of books that Stephan also mentioned.
I've listed them here for you:
Walter Block: I chose liberty
- Assortment of stories about how people became libertarians.
- The structure of Liberty
- A theory of Socialism & Capitalism
- Economics & ethics of Private property
- Ultimate foundation of economic science
- The logic of action 1 & 2
- Economic controversies
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