My Recent Talks

No Government is Better Than Limited Government: My debate with Jan Helfield. My comments on the debate. His response.

Law Enforcement Without the State, Hong Kong, 5/21/14

Feud as Law Enforcement, Xiamen, China, 5/17/14

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 Government, Seoul, 5/8/14

Anarchism and Defense: The Hard Problem. ISFLC, 2/15/14

National Defense in a Stateless Society: The Hard Problem, Students for Liberty 11/9/13

The Chicago vs the Austrian School, an exchange with Robert Murphy at Porcfest 2013

A Consequentialist Theory of Anarcho-Capitalism, Porcfest 2013

The 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
Duke, 4/18/13

 

Discussion on a range of topics
Barcelona, Mises Institute, 1/28/13
(First few minutes missing)

Future Imperfect Talk
Madrid, Centro Rojano, 1/25/13

Future Imperfect Talk
Google, Mountain View, 9/3/08


Law Without the State
Istituto Bruno Leoni, Milan, 1/21/13 (audio)

Law Without the State
Adam Smith Institute, London, 1/16/13 (video)

"Global Warming, 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"
(Audio)
Video
Adam Smith Institute, 1/16/13

"Should We Abolish Criminal Law,"
Students for Liberty Regional Conference, Berkeley, CA, Nov 3, 2012

"The Market for Law: Notes Towards a Third Edition of The Machinery of  Freedom"
Liberalni Institute, Prague, May 29, 2012

Jewish Law
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
Audio
Video

"Global 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

The Market for Law
Cato, November 29, 2011 (Video)

Some Ideas for Doctoral Theses in Economics
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 Contracts
GMU Public Choice Center, October 19th, 2011

Legal Systems Very Different From Our Own, Porkfest 2013

Legal Systems Very Different From Ours
Federalist Society, University of Tulsa Law School
October 3rd, 2011

Legal Systems Very Different (and their relevance to Seasteads)
Seasteading Conference, Sept 30, 2009
Video 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, Fayetteville
(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

"Encryption, Strong 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

Market Failure (Video)
Liberty Forum, March 20, 2010

Anarchy and Efficient Law
A video of a talk I gave for the Mises Institute in Brazil

Future Imperfect
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 Law? (Video)
Warsaw, 2008. 

Technological Revolutions that Might Happen and Their Consequences
London, Libertarian Alliance Conference, 2008

A talk I gave in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on regulation, with Portuguese simultaneous translation.
 Part 1. Part 2.

Presentation 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

Libertarian 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

Video Interviews

An extended interview by Jadranko Brkic recorded in Hong Kong about 5/21/14

Interview at Porcfest 6/21/2013

A video interview with  me on libertarian parenting.

Reason.com interview on How to Privatize Everything, Libertopia 2012, San Diego

Text Interviews

Interview in Prometheus, the Newsletter of the Libertarian Future Society, with Michael Grossberg.

Interview with Region Focus, a Federal Reserve of Richmond magazine, 2010

Interview for Baen Books about my novel Harald, with Toni Weiosskopf

Interview on Hidden Order with Brian Lamb, Booknotes.