Skyler J. Collins vs. Richard D. Wolff on Capitalism and Socialism (47m) – Episode 433

Episode 433 has Skyler responding to claims and arguments made by Richard Wolff in debates with David Friedman and Gene Epstein. Topics include: Wolff’s debate tactic of feigning ignorance; Wolff’s definitions of capitalism and socialism; the concept of self-ownership; the concept of private property from original appropriation; how private firms can be organized; capitalism as a concept verse markets as a concept; and more.

Debate: Socialism/Capitalism – David Friedman vs. Richard Wolff
Debate: Socialism/Capitalism – Gene Epstein vs. Richard Wolff
Article: “How We Come to Own Ourselves” by Stephan Kinsella
Article: “Thoughts on the Latecomer and Homesteading Ideas” by Stephan Kinsella
Article: “The Voluntary Principle” by Skyler J. Collins
Article: “Anatomy of the State” by Murray Rothbard (not mentioned)
Article: “What is the Free Market?” by Murray Rothbard (not mentioned)

Listen to Episode 433 (47m, mp3, 64kbps)

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Founder and editor of and, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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