The Robert Wenzel Shit Show continues to get worse

Turns out that someone on reddit decided to investigate further into Robert Wenzel, specifically his speech at the Federal Reserve. 

Turns out Wenzel didn’t really give a speech at the Fed. Well, he technically did… to two people.

After Robert Wenzel’s embarrassing performance in his debate with Stephan Kinsella, a few people in another thread started to question the validity of his story about delivering that epic speech at the New York Fed. A quick google search turned up the following:

First, was this comment by RGallatin on a Forbes article about Wenzel’s Fed Speech:

This was not a “speech” at the in sense that Robert Wenzel was holding forth in front of large room full of Federal Reserve policy makers and analysts. I spoke with Richard Peach at the New York Fed: the “speech” was just Robert Wenzel having lunch in the dining room with two people — Richard Peach and one colleague — during which Wenzel read his speech to the two of them over lunch. This was not Netanyahu at the UN.

A search on Wenzel’s blog seems to confirm that it was Richard Peach who had invited him to the fed.

Another post on Wenzel’s blog states that he had been invited to the Fed (by an economist who he doesn’t name) to give a seminar. However the seminar was canceled with in 15 minutes of its announcement.

"When I arrived at the bank, the economist who originally invited me told me that there was a "schedule conflict" with a seminar and that the group meeting would be smaller than originally planned."

In his blog, Wenzel never states the number of people who listened to his speech. If you believe RGallatin, the number was two. One can only speculate. However, given his shrill and desperate tone while defending I.P., one hopes that very few people were present when he attempted to represent the Austrian School of Economics at the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

Wenzel is done for. I doubt anyone gives him an ounce of respect going forward. 

I can’t wait to see what else people dig up. 

Really looking forward to that sentence, Bob!


Apparently, Robert Wenzel has been bringing up for years now that he has been working on a “book” on IP that will justify IP.

A week or so ago on his blog, he started referring to it as a “booklet”.

Now, in a post on his blog of some emailer saying what an “outstanding” job Wenzel did in his “debate” with Kinsella, it is referred to as a “pamphlet”.

Pretty soon it will be a haiku.

The final version will be nothing but a “scarce” thought in Wenzel’s head, which no one has access to, by design. 


If you can listen can actually learn something, which I won’t consider a violation of my property rights Stephan Kinsella to Robert Wenzel, who thinks that learning something or figuring something out is stealing property from someone else who also knows that knowledge. 

Wenzel vs Kinsella: Intellectual Property Rights Debate

Why am I even trying to listen to this shit? Wenzel sounds like a complete moron. This is what people are talking about when they say “vulgar libertarian”. 

All name calling and casting the opponent as “Ignorant”, “Clueless” and “Stupid” and almost no actual content from Wenzel. He quotes a few Austrians here and there and doesn’t actually say a damn thing so far. I’m about 35 minutes in. I don’t think I’m going to get through all 2.5 hours.