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Stephan Kinsella Elaborates on Ayn Rand and IP

In a post I wrote a week ago, I criticized Ayn Rand for depicting state recall of patents as an injury to the property rights of the patent holder. At the time, I suggested that this was indicative of Rand’s confused approach to patents and IP in general, and linked to a column of mine

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Atlas Shrugged Part II: Hank Rearden Confuses his Principles

I just this afternoon went to see the second installment in the Atlas Shrugged series. With double the budget of the opening film, this one was a little less poorly executed than its predecessor–the entirely new cast was a little better, the dialogue was a little less stilted, the story was a little more coherent–but, as far

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Is Rand Bashing Misguided?

In recent weeks, Ayn Rand and her work have been increasingly mentioned in the media. Much of this I attribute to the nomination of Paul Ryan as Republican Party vice presidential candidate, since Ryan has often cited her work as an influence. The media has not been kind to this. I’m not sure, however, how

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A friend pointed me toward this blog post over on the Financial Times’ Alphaville blog. The post, by Cardiff Garcia, is entitled “Paul Ryan and Hayek vs. Rand,” and teases out on a basic level some of the main differences between the two thinkers. I have to confess that I do not know much about

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