Complete Liberty Podcast
Show that promotes total respect for self-ownership, property rights, and personal choice--amidst the authoritarian/obedience-oriented political and psychological memes in American culture (and elsewhere). Basically, governments and all they entail are the problem, not the solution. Voluntarism (or market anarchism, or anarcho-capitalism) and customary law principles, in accordance with reason and dignity, spell the solution.

Brett comes back from fraternizing with pirates on the high Caribbean seas
School Sucks: Caribbean Holiday Spectacular (With Special Guests!)
For some reason, people can get along without overt government
Fatbeard: Cartman's dream of living the life of a pirate will come true if he can just get to Somalia.
'Intellectual property' by Kent McManigal
Sharing ideas is part of the natural process of creativity
Market-based IP enforcement is no improvement on the problem of the property rights conflict that IP creates
One's property rights end where another's begin, i.e., in the use of what he or she owns
I’m sorry, but we have to ban music. That’s just the way it is. by Nicholas Deleon
Government and their "laws" ration things by having you stand in line; shortages and high prices are common with coercive monopolies
Content creation should also focus on creating satisfied customers who will become repeat buyers and implicit sales people
The labor theory of value is embedded in IP law, and in the desire to control others' property in general
Labor by itself is not a value (guaranteeing income); it depends on its productivity value in the marketplace
"Laws" are designed to serve those in charge, funneling money (from law-breakers) to tyrants
Members of the Complete Liberty Meetup group in San Diego ( had a little intervention down at the tax office (  (full)  (clip)
Root-striking questions (a discussion that led up to the encounter)
People perpetuate nonsensical ideas without critically thinking about them--especially if they serve their economic interests
Unfortunately, when people feel that their corrupt way of life is threatened, they typically engage in ad hominem fallacy and shun any sort of constructive ideological change (and change in behavior)
Illegal Downloads 150x More Profitable Than Legal Sales - copyright holders can earn 150 times more money from illicit downloads than from iTunes and other legal stores. submitted by GolemXIV (
The gravy train of governmental "laws" works by charging fees and fining law-breakers
Unfortunately, hardly anyone ever verbally challenges those who extort money from them and impose "services" on them (such as educating other peoples' kids)
Government is the ultimate anti-social institution
Scarcity – Does it Prove Intellectual Property is Unjustified? by Dale B. Halling–-does-it-prove-intellectual-property-is-unjustified/
People don't forward the statist "If you don't like it, you can leave!" argument from a property rights jurisdiction perspective; they instead use a communistic perspective
No one has the right to take over your body or occupy your space; that aspect of scarcity reflects self-ownership
Hoppe's assessment of the State
Being able to duplicate something without conflict is one key to understanding property rights
Further reading...
Talking To 'Pirates' by Cliff Harris
Could The RIAA Stop Piracy By Coming Up With A More Compelling Story? by Mike Masnick
Controversy: Would the Absence of Copyright Laws Significantly Affect the Quality and Quantity of Literary Output? by Julio H. Cole
The Moral Argument In Favor Of File Sharing? by Mike Masnick
To try to control the information patterns in other peoples' minds and property (i.e., IP law) is unjust
Complete Liberty IP Chapter:
audio version:
A good business model that doesn't need copyright: Connect with Fans (CwF) and given them a Reason to Buy (RtB)
Trent Reznor and business strategy
Metallica May Follow In Footsteps of Radiohead, NIN
Radiohead to Testify Against the RIAA by Ernesto
Brett's new URL:
School Sucks Podcast -
bumper music "Karma Police" by Radiohead

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