Stephan Kinsella explains the importance of Rothbard’s theory of contract — a point I myself did not appreciate until this episode — and contrasts it with mainstream theories, which most libertarians think are the same as their own. We need to get these fundamentals right, so listen in and learn with me!
About the Guest
Stephan Kinsella is a registered patent attorney, lecturer, and author. He is the Director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom, Founding and Executive Editor of Libertarian Papers, and blogger at The Libertarian Standard.
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Books by the Guest
Against Intellectual Property
International Investment, Political Risk, and Dispute Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide
Protecting Foreign Investment Under International Law: Legal Aspects of Political Risk
“Toward a Reformulation of the Law of Contracts,” by Williamson M. Evers
“A Libertarian Theory of Contract: Title Transfer, Binding Promises, Inalienability,” by Stephen Kinsella
The Ethics of Liberty, by Murray N. Rothbard
Ep. 519 Debate/Discussion: Should Libertarians Support a Basic Income Guarantee? (Matt Zwolinski)
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