The "What is Money?" Show

WiM058 - The Hillebrand Series | Episode 5 | Crime and Punishment

Episode Notes

Max Hillebrand joins me for a multi-episode conversation covering the masterwork on libertarian philosophy “The Ethics of Liberty” written by Murray Rothbard.

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Transcript:

OUTLINE
00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:05 NYDIG
00:01:25 Proportionality of Crime and Punishment
00:06:54 A Monopoly on Punishment is Inherently Evil
00:08:44 The Individual is Responsible for Punishment
00:12:06 Relations Between Victims, Perpetrators, and The State
00:14:48 Criminal Rehabilitation and Reintegration
00:18:08 Bureaucracy Distorts Prices and Property Rights
00:20:25 The State is Incentivized to Criminalize Victimless Acts
00:22:51 The Emergence of Voluntary Imprisonment?
00:26:20 Promises to Perform vs. Transfers of Property
00:30:12 The Impossibility of Slave Labor Contracts
00:33:36 Conscription is Slavery; Military Desertion is Just

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