In this episode, I give the libertarian answer to the question “Where does law come from.” In doing so, I refer to seminal English jurist Edward Coke. I also rely on works by Bruce Benson and Hans-Hermann Hoppe.

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Show Notes:

Edward Coke: Common Law Protection for Liberty by Jim Powell

Sir Matthew Hale: Biography Encyclopedia Britannica

‘Since Time Immemorial’ A Story of Common Law Jurisdiction, Native Title and the Case of Tanistry by Shaunnagh Dorsett

Where Does Law Come From? by Bruce L. Benson

A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

By Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is the Justin Raimondo Fellow at the Libertarian Institute where he advocates a noninterventionist foreign policy. He is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Liberty Weekly Podcast at, where he seeks to expose establishment narratives with well researched documentary-style content and insightful guest interviews. His work has appeared on,, and Zerohedge. He may be reached at

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