My Recent Talks
How to Make Economics Fun:
A talk given to teachers who grade the AP Econ exam.
is Better Than Limited Government: My debate with Jan
Helfield. My comments
on the debate. His response.
Enforcement Without the State, Hong Kong, 5/21/14
and Anarchy: A talk given to Miami's Rothbardian Circle, 3/23/16
Law Enforcement, Xiamen, China, 5/17/14
Feud as Law Enforcement, ISFLC
2/27/16 (First minute or so missing)
Powerpoints for Feud as
Future Imperfect. Shanghai 5/14/14 Recording (missing the
beginning, includes summaries in Mandarin). Powerpoints.
Market Failure, Considered as an Argument both for and Against
Sao Paulo, 10/19/15 Audio.
and Defense: The Hard Problem. ISFLC, 2/15/14
National Defense in a
Stateless Society: The Hard Problem, Students for Liberty
vs the Austrian School, an exchange with Robert Murphy at
Consequentialist Theory of Anarcho-Capitalism, Porcfest
Machinery of Freedom: Illustrated Summary
A talk by me with illustrations added by someone I have never
met. An Open Source approach to online video.
Vinge, Heinlein, the Sagas, and Me:
Stateless and Semi-Stateless Societies in
Fiction and Semi-Fiction
Discussion on a range of
Barcelona, Mises Institute, 1/28/13
(First few minutes missing)
Future Imperfect Talk
Madrid, Centro Rojano, 1/25/13
Google, Mountain View, 9/3/08
Law Without the State
Istituto Bruno Leoni, Milan, 1/21/13 (audio)
Adam Smith Institute, London, 1/16/13 (video)
Population, and the Problem with Externality Arguments"
Oxford Libertarian Society, 1/15/13
"Market Failure, Considered
as an Argument both for and Against Government"
Institute for Economic Affairs, 1/15/13
"Law Without the State"
Adam Smith Institute, 1/16/13
"Should We Abolish Criminal Law"
with comments by David Sloss
Our answers to student questions included but questions deleted
(mostly inaudible and no permission).
We Abolish Criminal Law,"
Students for Liberty Regional Conference, Berkeley, CA, Nov 3,
for Law: Notes Towards a Third Edition of The Machinery of
Liberalni Institute, Prague, May 29, 2012
Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies Conference, May 10, 2012
Jerusalem, The Market for Law: Notes Towards a Third Edition of The Machinery of Freedom
Boise, Students for Liberty, March 16 2012
Warming and Other Good Things in Our Future
(I didn't create the title)
N.Y., N.Y., 3/5/12
Talk on The Machinery of Freedom
Cato, December 2011
Cato, November 29, 2011 (Video)
Some Ideas for Doctoral Theses in
GMU, October 28, 2011
Market Failure on the Market for Law (and some other stuff)
GMU, Buchanan House, October 20, 2011
First hour Some
of the rest
Schelling Points and Self-enforcing
GMU Public Choice Center, October 19th, 2011
Very Different From Our Own, Porkfest 2013
Legal Systems Very
Different From Ours
Federalist Society, University of Tulsa Law School
October 3rd, 2011
Systems Very Different (and their relevance to Seasteads)
Seasteading Conference, Sept 30, 2009
of the talk webbed by The Seasteading Institute
What is Economics and
What Does it Have to do With Law?
Federalist Society, University of Arkansas Law School,
(First few seconds missing)
Sustainability: Empty Rhetoric or a Bad Idea? Talk Power Points
SCU April 19, 2011
"Law, Technology and Economics:
The Past and Future of Copyright"
University of Oregon Law School
March 18, 2009
Privacy, and the Death of Copyright"
Lewis and Clark Law School
March 18, 2009
Market Failure, Considered as an Argument Against Government
FreedomFest, July 10, 2009
La Sierra, October 18, 2010
GMU October 2011 ("Market
Failure: An Argument Both for and Against Government")
What is Economics and What Does it
Have to Do With Law?
Federalist Society, Santa Clara University, November 11, 2009
A Defense of Anarcho-Capitalism
Economics Club, Santa Clara University, November 11, 2009
Liberty Forum, March 20, 2010
Anarchy and Efficient Law
A video of a talk I gave for the Mises Institute in Brazil
Talk at Libertopia, October
17, 2010. Beginning missing.
The Machinery of Freedom
Talk at Libertopia, October 16,
2010, about the book and my plans for a third edition.
Discussion on Various Subjects
In class, La Sierra, October 18, 2010.
Should We Abolish the Criminal
and Their Consequences
London, Libertarian Alliance Conference, 2008
A talk I gave in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on regulation, with
Portuguese simultaneous translation.
on privacy, with two other speakers, at Columbia Law School, March
4, 2011. My part starts a bit more than half way through.
My Old Talks
Problems, Texas Libertarian Party Conference, 1981
An old talk
of mine about my father that someone webbed as a video. My part
starts about 22 minutes in.
A 1981 debate with George Smith on The Foundation
for Libertarianism: Ethics or Economics
An extended interview
by Jadranko Brkic recorded in Hong Kong about 5/21/14
at Porcfest 6/21/2013
A video interview with me on libertarian
Reason.com interview on How
Privatize Everything, Libertopia 2012, San Diego
interview by Jan Helfeld at ISFLC 2016
brief interview by Jan Helfeld at ISFLC 2016
in Prometheus, the Newsletter of the Libertarian Future
Society, with Michael Grossberg.
with Region Focus, a Federal Reserve of Richmond magazine, 2010
for Baen Books about my novel Harald, with Toni Weiosskopf
on Hidden Order with Brian Lamb, Booknotes.