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Stephan Kinsella

Works Published inMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketSpeeches and Presentations

AwardsO.P. Alford III Prize in Political Economy

Stephan Kinsella is an attorney in Houston, director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom, and editor of Libertarian Papers.

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Ideas Are Free: The Case Against Intellectual Property

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsLegal SystemEntrepreneurship

11/23/2010Mises Daily Articles
What are the results of the patent system itself? The results are distorted research, protectionism, wealth transfers, and enrichment of the patent bar. Large companies, such as IBM, amass giant patent portfolios.
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Rethinking Intellectual Property: History, Theory, and Economics

Free MarketsLegal SystemWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

10/22/2010Mises Daily Articles
Everyone knows something is wrong here. Everyone. Except perhaps for patent lawyers, federal judges, and Orrin Hatch. I take that back. I think even most patent lawyers know something is wrong.
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Understanding IP: An Interview with Stephan Kinsella

EducationThe EntrepreneurFree MarketsLegal System

10/21/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Finally, everything fell into place, primarily from Rothbard and Misesian theory. I found that this issue is difficult, but once you see it, it's one of these issues that sets peoples' minds on fire. It frees you to think about other things in different ways."
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How Intellectual Property Hampers Capitalism

Free MarketsLegal SystemPrivate Property

Recorded at the Ludwig von Mises Institute; Auburn, Alabama; 9 October 2010.
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Rethinking Intellectual Property: History, Theory, and Economics

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate PropertyValue and Exchange

Jeffrey Tucker interviews Stephan Kinsella, instructor of the Mises Academy's forthcoming course, "Rethinking Intellectual Property: History, Theory, and Economics". Recorded 9 October 2010. [25:10]
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