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Letter 1
From: R
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:30 PM
To: Walter Block
Subject:

just wanted to note that neither murray or paul think their abortion position violates the NAP (one or both may be wrong). . but Hoppe deliberately and repeatedly advocates violating the NAP to maintain stability of a libertarian society. that is a FUNDAMENTAL difference. hoppe doesn’t even bother to claim that he is not violating the NAP. that’s as non-libertarian as you can get. Did you review his booklet?

On Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 2:33 PM Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu> wrote:

Dear R:

I don’t think that Hans thinks that his position violates the NAP. I think he thinks that his viewpoint supports the NAP.

I think you’re referring to my publication of 2004:

Block, 1998, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011A, 2011B; Block and Barnett, 2010; Block, Barnett and Salerno, 2006; Block and Callahan. 2003; Gregory and Block. 2007.

Block, Walter E. 1998. “A Libertarian Case for Free Immigration,” Journal of Libertarian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, summer, pp. 167-186; http://www.mises.org/journals/jls/13_2/13_2_4.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2004. “The State Was a Mistake.” Book review of Hoppe, Han-Hermann, Democracy, The God that Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy and Natural Order, 2001May 25. http://www.mises.org/fullstory.asp?control=1522

Block, Walter E. 2007. “Plumb Line Libertarianism: A Critique of Hoppe.” Reason Papers, Vol. 29, Fall, pp. 151-163; http://www.reasonpapers.com/pdf/29/rp_29_10.pdfhttp://www.academia.edu/1425340/Plumb_Line_Libertarianism_A_Critique_of_Hoppehttps://reasonpapers.com/pdf/29/rp_29_10.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2009. “Rejoinder to Hoppe on indifference” Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics; Vol. 12, No. 1: 52–59; http://mises.org/journals/qjae/pdf/qjae12_1_4.pdf

Block, Walter E. with William Barnett II. 2010. “Rejoinder to Hoppe on indifference, once again.” Reason Papers, Vol. 32, pp. 141-154; http://reasonpapers.com/pdf/32/rp_32_9.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2010. “Libertarianism is unique; it belongs neither to the right nor the left: a critique of the views of Long, Holcombe, and Baden on the left, Hoppe, Feser and Paul on the right.” Journal of Libertarian Studies; Vol. 22: 127–70; http://mises.org/journals/jls/22_1/22_1_8.pdfhttp://www.mises.org/journals/scholar/block15.pdfhttps://mises.org/library/libertarianism-unique-and-belongs-neither-right-nor-left-critique-views-long-holcombe-and

Block, Walter E. 2011A. “Hoppe, Kinsella and Rothbard II on Immigration: A Critique.” Journal of Libertarian Studies; Vol. 22, pp. 593–623; http://mises.org/journals/jls/22_1/22_1_29.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2011B. “Rejoinder to Hoppe on Immigration,” Journal of Libertarian Studies Vol. 22: pp. 771–792; http://mises.org/journals/jls/22_1/22_1_38.pdf

Block, Walter E., William Barnett II and Joseph Salerno. 2006. “Relationship between wealth or income and time preference is empirical, not apodictic: critique of Rothbard and Hoppe,” Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 69-80; http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11138-006-6094-8

Block, Walter E. and Gene Callahan. 2003. “Is There a Right to Immigration? A Libertarian Perspective,” Human Rights Review. Vol. 5, No. 1, October-December, pp. 46-71

Gregory, Anthony and Walter E. Block. 2007. “On Immigration: Reply to Hoppe.” Journal of Libertarian Studies, vol. 21, No. 3, Fall, pp. 25-42; http://mises.org/journals/jls/21_3/21_3_2.pdfhttp://www.academia.edu/1360109/On_Immigration_Reply_to_Hoppehttps://mises.org/system/tdf/21_3_2.pdf?file=1&type=document

Best regards,

Walter

Letter 3

From: R

Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:47 PM

To: Walter Block

Subject: Re:

he can’t possibly be so dumb as to think that calling for “the forcible removal of certain individuals from society based on what they think” is not a violation of the NAP. but of course, he is a german so …

and i’m referring to your 2019 review of hi 2018s”getting libertarianism right”

https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Libertarianism-Right-Hans-Hermann-Hoppe/dp/1610166906/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=getting+libertarian+right&qid=1574801148&sr=8-1

and how anyone can write a forward to a book entitled “white, right and libertarian” is totally beyond me. the title shouts out ‘racist’. despicable

Letter 4

Dear R:

In my view, Hans Hoppe is not only one of the pre eminent libertarians now writing, but he is one of the pre eminent libertarians who ever lived. He deserves to be mentioned in the same sentence with Mr. Libertarian, Murray Rothbard, and greater praise than that it is difficult for me to give. However, I agree with you that on this one point, he is in error.

To wit, he should have written here removal from a condo, or from a voluntary association, or from a club, not from “society” as a whole

Hoppe (2001, p. 218): “In a covenant concluded among proprietor and community tenants for the purpose of protecting their private property, no such thing as a right to free (unlimited) speech exists, not even to unlimited speech on one’s own tenant-property. One may say innumberable things and promote almost any idea under the sun but naturally no one is permitted to advocate ideas contrary to the very purpose of the covenant of preserving and protecting private property, such as democracy and communism. There can be no tolerance towards democrats and communists in a libertarian social order. They will have to be physically separated and expelled from society. Likewise, in a covenant founded for the purpose of protecting family and kin, there can be no tolerance toward those habitually promoting lifestyles incompatible with this goal. They — the advocates of alternative, non-family and kin-centered lifestyles such as, for instance, individual hedonism, parasitism, nature-environment worship, homosexuality, or communism — will have to be physically removed from society too, if one is to maintain a libertarian order.” Hoppe, Hans-Hermann. 2001. Democracy, the God that Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy and Natural Order, New Brunswick, N.J. Transaction Publishers

I don’t see anything wrong with the phrase: “white, right and libertarian.” I’m not politically correct.

Best regards,

Walter E. Block

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Austro-libertarian Critiques of Milton Friedman

From: T
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:44 AM
To: wblock@loyno.edu
Subject: “Deserver has nothing to do with it.” Clint Eastwood. Milton Friedman on your description of Hayek in your new book

“Deserve has nothing to do with it.” Clint Eastwood in “Unforgiven

“He (Hayek) deserves better than your self-satisfied diatribe.” Milton Friedman on page 56 of your new book “Property Rights, The Argument for Privatization”.

Dear Walter,

I am continuing to enjoy reading your new book. It is very well written and thought provoking. Your correspondence with Milton Friedman is fascinating. Didn’t MF come up with the withholding tax during WWII that remains with us today? I truly dislike the withholding tax and the men who installed that form of slavery over me during my working days.

I also truly loathe the words “deserves”. As Clint shows in his movie “Unforgiven”, the word and idea of “deserves” is socialist bullshit! If there is one thing I’ve learned in living my life it is that “Deserve has nothing to do with it.”

Thanks again for writing the book. Friedman is a dick imo.

T

Dear T:

Thanks for your kind comments.

Here’s some more criticisms of Milton:

Berliner, 1995, 326; Block, 1969, 1999, 2003A, 2003B, 2006, 2010A, 2010B, 2011, 2013; Block and Barnett, 2012-2013; Freidman and Block, 2006; Friedman, 2000; Kinsella, 2009; Lind, 2012; Long, 2006; Marcus, 2007; McChesney, 1991; North, 2012;  Rothbard, 2002; Friedman and Block, 2006; Friedman and Block, 2006; Kinsella, 2009; Lind, 2012; Machan, 2010; Marcus, 2007; McChesney, 1991; North, 2012; Rand, undated; Rothbard, 2002; Sennholz, 2006; Vance, 1996, 2005; Wapshott, 2012; Wenzel, 2012; Wilcke, 1999

Berlner, Michael S., ed. 1995. Letters of Ayn Rand. New York, N.Y.: Dutton

Block, Walter E. 1969. “Against the Volunteer Military,” The Libertarian Forum, August 15, p. 4; http://www.mises.org/journals/lf/1969/1969_08_15.pdf

Block, Walter E. 1999. “The Gold Standard: A Critique of Friedman, Mundell, Hayek, Greenspan,” Managerial Finance, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 15-33; http://giorgio.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContainer.do?containerType=Issue&containerId=13529http://www.mises.org/etexts/goldcritique.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2003A. “Private property rights, economic freedom, and Professor Coase: A Critique of Friedman, McCloskey, Medema and Zorn,” Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 26, No. 3, Summer, pp. 923-951;

Block, Walter E. 2003B. “Private property rights, economic freedom, and Professor Coase: A Critique of Friedman, McCloskey, Medema and Zorn,” Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 26, No. 3, Summer, pp. 923-951; http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_go2782/is_3_26/ai_n6640908/?tag=content

Block, Walter E. 2006. “Milton Friedman, RIP.” November 16.

http://www.mises.org/story/2393http://blog.freeny.org/?p=818

Block, Walter E. 2010A. “Milton Friedman on Intolerance: A Critique.” Libertarian Papers; Vol. 2, No. 41; http://mises.org/daily/6208/Friedman-on-Intolerance-A-Critique;

http://libertarianpapers.org/2010/41-block-milton-friedman-on-intolerance-a-critique/;

Block, Walter E. 2010B. “Is Milton Friedman a libertarian? No.” Laissez-Faire, No. 32, pp. 9-22, March; http://fce.ufm.edu/Publicaciones/LaissezFaire/

Block, Walter E. 2011. “How Not To Defend the Market: A critique of Easton, Miron, Bovard, Friedman and Boudreaux.” Journal of Libertarian Studies; Vol. 22, pp. 581–592; http://mises.org/journals/jls/22_1/22_1_28.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2013. “Was Milton Friedman a socialist” Management Education Science Technology Journal (MEST Journal); Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 11- 26; http://mest.meste.org/MEST_1_2013/_02.pdf;

http://mest.meste.org/MEST_1_2013/Sadrzaj_eng.html

Block, Walter E. and William Barnett II. 2012-2013. “Milton Friedman and the financial crisis,” American Review of Political Economy, Vol. 10, No. 1/2, June, 2012 – June 2013; pp. 2-17; http://www.ARPEJournal.comhttp://arpejournal.com./ARPEvolume10number1-2/Block.pdfarpejournal.com

Friedman, Milton and Walter E. Block. 2006. “Fanatical, Not Reasonable: A Short Correspondence Between Walter E. Block and Milton Friedman (on Friedrich Hayek’s Road to Serfdom).” Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 20, No. 3, Summer, pp. 61-80; http://www.mises.org/journals/jls/20_3/20_3_4.pdfhttps://mises.org/system/tdf/20_3_4.pdf?file=1&type=document

Friedman, Milton. 2000. “Interview,” Commanding Heights. October 1; http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/shared/minitextlo/int_miltonfriedman.html

States Milton Friedman (2000): “In the middle of a debate on the subject of distribution of income, in which you had people who you would hardly call socialist or egalitarian — people like Lionel Robbins, like George Stigler, like Frank Knight, like myself — Mises got up and said, ‘You’re all a bunch of socialists,’ and walked right out of the room.”

Long, Roderick T. 2006. “Realism and abstraction in economics: Aristotle and Mises versus Friedman.” The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics Vol. 9, No. 3, Fall, pp. 3–23; http://www.mises.org/journals/qjae/pdf/qjae9_3_1.pdf

Kinsella, Stephan. 2009. “Milton Friedman on Intolerance, Liberty, Mises, Etc.” November 9;

http://archive.mises.org/11004/milton-friedman-on-intolerance-liberty-mises-etc/

Lind, Michael. 2012. “Thank you, Milton Friedman: How conservatives’ economic hero helped make the case for big government.” August 7 ;

http://www.salon.com/2012/08/07/thank_you_milton_friedman/

Machan, Tibor R. 2010. Milton Friedman and the Human Good, June 7; http://mises.org/daily/4451/Milton-Friedman-and-the-Human-Good

Marcus, B. K. 2007. “The Tepid Movement Before Mises” April 12; http://www.mises.org/story/2530

McChesney, Fred. 1991. “Antitrust and Regulation: Chicago’s Contradictory Views,” Cato Journal, Vol. 10, No. 3, Winter, pp. 775-778

North, Gary. 2012. “Detours on the Road to Freedom: Where Milton Friedman Went Wrong.” https://archive.lewrockwell.com/north/north1178.html

Rand, Ayn. Undated. Her view on Friedman, and Stigler, 1946: “‘collectivist propaganda’ and ‘the most pernicious thing ever issued by an avowedly conservative organization’” cited in Skousen, Mark. 2001. The Making of Modern Economics. New York: M. E. Sharpe, p. 387; http://books.google.ca/books?id=QV2OJqbt45oC&pg=PA387&lpg=PA387&dq=%22the+most+pernicious+thing+ever+issued+by+an+avowedly+conservative+organization%22&source=web&ots=D-V4j_dhJA&sig=DZYoo1KjulTGviiR7kFGINFrbnY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result

Friedman, Milton and George Stigler. 1946. “Roofs or Ceilings?,” September, Irvington-on-Hudson: Foundation for Economic Education, http://www.fee.org/library/books/Roofs_or_Ceilings.asp; reprinted as Friedman, Milton, and George Stigler. 1981. “Roofs or Ceilings?” in Rent Control: Myths and Realities, Walter E. Block and Edgar Olsen, eds., Vancouver: The Fraser Institute.

Rothbard, Murray N. 2002. “Milton Friedman Unraveled.” Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 16, No. 4, Fall, pp. 37-54; http://www.mises.org/journals/jls/16_4/16_4_3.pdf

Sennholz Hans F. 2006. “Milton Friedman, 1912-2006,” December 16; http://mises.org/story/2414

Vance, Laurence M. 1996. “Friedman’s Mistake.” The Free Market. Vol. 14, No. 11. November. http://www.mises.org/freemarket_detail.asp?control=158&sortorder=articledate

Vance, Laurence. 2005. “The Curse of the Withholding Tax” April 21;

http://www.mises.org/story/1797

Wapshott, Nicholas. 2012. “A Lovefest Between Milton Friedman and J.M. Keynes.” July 30; http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/30/nicholas-wapshott-a-lovefest-between-milton-friedman-and-j-m-keynes.html; “Libertarians worship Milton Friedman, and liberals lionize John Maynard Keynes. But a long-lost essay shows that the champion of small government admired the prince of the New Deal.”

Wenzel, Robert. 2012. “How Milton Friedman Helped Make the Case for Big Government.” August 9; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2012/08/how-milton-friedman-helped-make-case.html

Wilcke, Richard R. 1999. “An appropriate ethical model for business,

and a critique of Milton Friedman,” http://mises.org/journals/scholar/Ethics.PDF

Best regards,

Walter

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That Perennial Question That Plagues Good Libertarians: Should You Take Money From Government?

From: G

Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 5:45 AM

To: Walter Block

Subject: Accepting grants from the EU?

Dear Dr. Block,

I would firstly start by thanking you for answering all my previous e-mails that have helped me to develop myself as a young Austro-libertarian.

My next question is the following:

I am a Belgian student and at the moment I am on exchange at a famous Parisian business school. Because I participate in this exchange program, the European Union offers me almost €1,000 (+- $1,100) for this exchange. I obviously hate this policy because it basically steals money from working/saving/producing people in order to give it to upper class students to buy beers and go shopping. Based on my principle I want to refuse this subsidy but my mom told me to accept it because she says that you need to take away as much as you can from the state considering all the money that they steal from us.

What should I do, in your opinion?

Kind regards,

G

Libertas Vincit

Dear G:

I enthusiastically agree with your mother. Take that money!

I’ve written a bit about this:

Block, 1972, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009A, 2009B, 2010, 2011A, 2011B, 2011C, 2011D, 2012, 2016; Block and Arakaky, 2008, Block and Barnett, 2008, D’Amico and Block, 2007

Block, Walter E. 1972. “The Polish Ham Question.” The Libertarian Forum. June-July, Vol. 4, No. 6-7, p. 5; http://www.mises.org/journals/lf/1972/1972_06-07.pdfhttp://mises.org/daily/4054https://archive.lewrockwell.com/block/block143.html

Block, Walter E. 2002. “Accepting Government Subsidies,” Fraser Forum, February, p. 27; http://oldfraser.lexi.net/publications/forum/2002/02/section_13.html

Block, Walter E. 2004. “Radical Libertarianism: Applying Libertarian Principles to Dealing with the Unjust Government, Part I” Reason Papers, Vol. 27, Fall, pp. 117-133; http://www.walterblock.com/wp-content/uploads/publications/block_radical-libertarianism-rp.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2006. “Radical Libertarianism: Applying Libertarian Principles to Dealing with the Unjust Government, Part II” Reason Papers, Vol. 28, Spring, pp. 85-109; http://www.walterblock.com/publications/block_radical-libertarianism-rp.pdfhttp://www.walterblock.com/wp-content/uploads/publications/block_radical-libertarianism-rp.pdfhttp://www.reasonpapers.com/pdf/28/rp_28_7.pdf; (death penalty justified, net taxpayer, ruling class analysis p. 87)

Block, Walter E. 2007. “Ron Paul and Matching Funds,” October 1; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/block/block86.html

Block, Walter E. 2008. “Replies to readers” September 23; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/block/block108.html (libertarians hypocrites for using public school?)

Block, Walter E. 2009A. “Libertarian punishment theory: working for, and donating to, the state” Libertarian Papers, Vol. 1; http://libertarianpapers.org/2009/17-libertarian-punishment-theory-working-for-and-donating-to-the-state/

Block, Walter E. 2009B. “Toward a Libertarian Theory of Guilt and Punishment for the Crime of Statism” in Hulsmann, Jorg Guido and Stephan Kinsella, eds., Property, Freedom and Society: Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Auburn, AL: Ludwig von Mises Institute, pp. 137-148; http://mises.org/books/hulsmann-kinsella_property-freedom-society-2009.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2010. “You are a rotten kid (rent control and libertarianism),” February 27; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/block/block150.html

Block, Walter E. 2011A. “It’s Ayn Rand Bashing Time, Once Again.” February 18; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/block/block172.html

Block, Walter E. 2011B. “May a Libertarian Take Money From the Government?” March 11; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/block/block175.htmlhttps://www.lewrockwell.com/2011/03/walter-e-block/may-a-libertarian-take-money-from-the-government/

Block, Walter E. 2011C. “Toward a Libertarian Theory of Guilt and Punishment for the Crime of Statism,” Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 22; pp. 665-675; http://mises.org/journals/jls/22_1/22_1_33.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2011D. “Hoppe, Kinsella and Rothbard II on Immigration: A Critique.” Journal of Libertarian Studies; Vol. 22, pp. 593–623; http://mises.org/journals/jls/22_1/22_1_29.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2016. “Is It Compatible With Libertarianism to be a Banker? Yes!” September 29; https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/compatible-libertarianism-banker-yes/

Block, Walter E. and Chris Arakaky. 2008. “Taking Government Money for Grad School?” May 23; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/block/block100.html

Block, Walter E. and William Barnett II. 2008. “Continuums” Journal Etica e Politica / Ethics & Politics, Vol. 1, pp. 151-166 June; http://www2.units.it/~etica/http://www2.units.it/~etica/2008_1/BLOCKBARNETT.pdf

D’Amico, Dan and Walter E. Block. 2007. “A Legal and Economic Analysis of Graffiti” Humanomics Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 29-38; http://www.mises.org/journals/scholar/damico.pdfhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContainer.do?containerType=Issue&containerId=24713http://ssrn.com/abstract=1008525

This book of mine might be of interest to you:

Block, Walter E. 2012. Yes to Ron Paul and Liberty. Ishi Press; http://www.amazon.com/dp/4871873234;

http://www.amazon.com/Paul-President-2012-Liberty-ebook/dp/B0085IEQB8/http://www.dailypaul.com/232336/new-book-on-ron-paul-by-walter-block;

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0085IEQB8#reader_4871873234http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/product.aspx?ISBN=4871873234;

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ron-paul-for-president-in-2012-walter-block/1110505571?ean=9784871873239;

http://jfrp.org/2012/05/10/just-released-walter-blocks-new-book-on-ron-paul/?preview=true&preview_id=73&preview_nonce=242eff3860;

http://runronpaul.com/economy/why-do-economists-say-that-ron-paul-would-be-the-best-president-for-the-economy/http://bastiat.mises.org/2012/06/defending-the-defendable/;

http://www.libertarianbookclub.com/2012/06/02/4750/;

http://www.loyno.edu/news/laag/20120601/3729?utm_source=LAAG&utm_medium=enews&utm_content=20120601&utm_campaign=PublicAffairs;

http://www.amazon.com/dp/4871873234/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=lewrockwell&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=4871873234&adid=022PCECJPWPJ8DJNW8YP;

Best regards,

Walter

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Criticisms of Hans Hoppe from An Austro-Libertarian Perspective

From: R
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:30 PM
To: Walter Block
Subject:

just wanted to note that neither murray or paul think their abortion position violates the NAP (one or both may be wrong). . but Hoppe deliberately and repeatedly advocates violating the NAP to maintain stability of a libertarian society. that is a FUNDAMENTAL difference. hoppe doesn’t even bother to claim that he is not violating the NAP. that’s as non-libertarian as you can get.

btw – did you ever publish your review of hoppe’s booklet? :

Hoppe can’t possibly be so dumb as to think that calling for “the forcible removal of certain individuals from society based on what they think” is not a violation of the NAP. but of course, he is a german so …

and i’m referring to your 2019 review of his 2018 “getting libertarianism right”

https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Libertarianism-Right-Hans-Hermann-Hoppe/dp/1610166906/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=getting+libertarian+right&qid=1574801148&sr=8-1

and how anyone can write a forward to a book entitled “white, right and libertarian” is totally beyond me.the title shouts out ‘racist’. dispicable

On Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 2:33 PM Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu> wrote:

Dear Richard:

I don’t think that Hans thinks that his position violates the NAP. I think he thinks that his viewpoint supports the NAP.

I think you’re referring to my publication of 2004:

Block, 1998, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011A, 2011B; Block and Barnett, 2010; Block, Barnett and Salerno, 2006; Block and Callahan. 2003; Gregory and Block. 2007.

Let me just say that although Hans and I disagree on a number of points in Austrian economics and libertarian theory, I think his contribution to both fields is nothing short of magnificent. I compare him to J.S. Bach, one of my favorite composers: beautiful, inexorable, logical, coherent, creative, brilliant.

Here, however, are my published criticisms of him:

Block, Walter E. 1998. “A Libertarian Case for Free Immigration,” Journal of Libertarian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, summer, pp. 167-186; http://www.mises.org/journals/jls/13_2/13_2_4.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2004. “The State Was a Mistake.” Book review of Hoppe, Han-Hermann, Democracy, The God that Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy and Natural Order, 2001May 25. http://www.mises.org/fullstory.asp?control=1522

Block, Walter E. 2007. “Plumb Line Libertarianism: A Critique of Hoppe.” Reason Papers, Vol. 29, Fall, pp. 151-163; http://www.reasonpapers.com/pdf/29/rp_29_10.pdfhttp://www.academia.edu/1425340/Plumb_Line_Libertarianism_A_Critique_of_Hoppehttps://reasonpapers.com/pdf/29/rp_29_10.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2009. “Rejoinder to Hoppe on indifference” Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics; Vol. 12, No. 1: 52–59; http://mises.org/journals/qjae/pdf/qjae12_1_4.pdf

Block, Walter E. with William Barnett II. 2010. “Rejoinder to Hoppe on indifference, once again.” Reason Papers, Vol. 32, pp. 141-154; http://reasonpapers.com/pdf/32/rp_32_9.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2010. “Libertarianism is unique; it belongs neither to the right nor the left: a critique of the views of Long, Holcombe, and Baden on the left, Hoppe, Feser and Paul on the right.” Journal of Libertarian Studies; Vol. 22: 127–70; http://mises.org/journals/jls/22_1/22_1_8.pdfhttp://www.mises.org/journals/scholar/block15.pdfhttps://mises.org/library/libertarianism-unique-and-belongs-neither-right-nor-left-critique-views-long-holcombe-and

Block, Walter E. 2011A. “Hoppe, Kinsella and Rothbard II on Immigration: A Critique.” Journal of Libertarian Studies; Vol. 22, pp. 593–623; http://mises.org/journals/jls/22_1/22_1_29.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2011B. “Rejoinder to Hoppe on Immigration,” Journal of Libertarian Studies Vol. 22: pp. 771–792http://mises.org/journals/jls/22_1/22_1_38.pdf

Block, Walter E., William Barnett II and Joseph Salerno. 2006. “Relationship between wealth or income and time preference is empirical, not apodictic: critique of Rothbard and Hoppe,” Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 69-80; http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11138-006-6094-8

Block, Walter E. and Gene Callahan. 2003. “Is There a Right to Immigration? A Libertarian Perspective,” Human Rights Review. Vol. 5, No. 1, October-December, pp. 46-71

Gregory, Anthony and Walter E. Block. 2007. “On Immigration: Reply to Hoppe.” Journal of Libertarian Studies, vol. 21, No. 3, Fall, pp. 25-42; http://mises.org/journals/jls/21_3/21_3_2.pdfhttp://www.academia.edu/1360109/On_Immigration_Reply_to_Hoppehttps://mises.org/system/tdf/21_3_2.pdf?file=1&type=document

Best regards,

Walter

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Criticisms of Milton Friedman from An Austro-Libertarian Perspective.

From: T

Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:44 AM

To: wblock@loyno.edu

Subject: “Deserver has nothing to do with it.” Clint Eastwood. Milton Friedman on your description of Hayek in your new book

“Deserve has nothing to do with it.” Clint Eastwood in “Unforgiven”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kjYk2CrQF8

“He (Hayek) deserves better than your self-satisfied diatribe.” Milton Friedman on page 56 of your new book “Property Rights, The Argument for Privatization”.

Dear Walter,

I am continuing to enjoy reading your new book.

Block, Walter E. 2019. Property Rights: The Argument for Privatization. Palgrave Macmillan; https://www.palgrave.com/in/book/9783030283520

It is very well written and thought provoking. Your correspondence with Milton Friedman is fascinating. Didn’t MF come up with the withholding tax during WWII that remains with us today? I truly dislike the withholding tax and the men who installed that form of slavery over me during my working days.

I also truly loathe the words “deserves”. As Clint shows in his movie “Unforgiven”, the word and idea of “deserves” is socialist bullshit! If there is one thing I’ve learned in living my life it is that “Deserve has nothing to do with it.”

Thanks again for writing the book. Friedman is a dick imo.

Dear T:

Thanks for your kind comments.

Here’s some more criticisms of Milton (I think your comment is way to harsh):

Berliner, 1995, 326; Block, 1969, 1999, 2003A, 2003B, 2006, 2010A, 2010B, 2011, 2013; Block and Barnett, 2012-2013; Freidman and Block, 2006; Friedman, 2000; Kinsella, 2009; Lind, 2012; Long, 2006; Marcus, 2007; McChesney, 1991; North, 2012;  Rothbard, 2002; Friedman and Block, 2006; Friedman and Block, 2006; Kinsella, 2009; Lind, 2012; Machan, 2010; Marcus, 2007; McChesney, 1991; North, 2012; Rand, undated; Rothbard, 2002; Sennholz, 2006; Vance, 1996, 2005; Wapshott, 2012; Wenzel, 2012; Wilcke, 1999

Berliner, Michael S., ed. 1995. Letters of Ayn Rand. New York, N.Y.: Dutton

Block, Walter E. 1969. “Against the Volunteer Military,” The Libertarian Forum, August 15, p. 4; http://www.mises.org/journals/lf/1969/1969_08_15.pdf

Block, Walter E. 1999. “The Gold Standard: A Critique of Friedman, Mundell, Hayek, Greenspan,” Managerial Finance, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 15-33; http://giorgio.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContainer.do?containerType=Issue&containerId=13529http://www.mises.org/etexts/goldcritique.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2003A. “Private property rights, economic freedom, and Professor Coase: A Critique of Friedman, McCloskey, Medema and Zorn,” Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 26, No. 3, Summer, pp. 923-951;

Block, Walter E. 2003B. “Private property rights, economic freedom, and Professor Coase: A Critique of Friedman, McCloskey, Medema and Zorn,” Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 26, No. 3, Summer, pp. 923-951; http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_go2782/is_3_26/ai_n6640908/?tag=content

Block, Walter E. 2006. “Milton Friedman, RIP.” November 16.

http://www.mises.org/story/2393http://blog.freeny.org/?p=818

Block, Walter E. 2010A. “Milton Friedman on Intolerance: A Critique.” Libertarian Papers; Vol. 2, No. 41; http://mises.org/daily/6208/Friedman-on-Intolerance-A-Critique;

http://libertarianpapers.org/2010/41-block-milton-friedman-on-intolerance-a-critique/;

Block, Walter E. 2010B. “Is Milton Friedman a libertarian? No.” Laissez-Faire, No. 32, pp. 9-22, March; http://fce.ufm.edu/Publicaciones/LaissezFaire/

Block, Walter E. 2011. “How Not To Defend the Market: A critique of Easton, Miron, Bovard, Friedman and Boudreaux.” Journal of Libertarian Studies; Vol. 22, pp. 581–592; http://mises.org/journals/jls/22_1/22_1_28.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2013. “Was Milton Friedman a socialist” Management Education Science Technology Journal (MEST Journal); Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 11- 26; http://mest.meste.org/MEST_1_2013/_02.pdf;

http://mest.meste.org/MEST_1_2013/Sadrzaj_eng.html

Block, Walter E. and William Barnett II. 2012-2013. “Milton Friedman and the financial crisis,” American Review of Political Economy, Vol. 10, No. 1/2, June, 2012 – June 2013; pp. 2-17; http://www.ARPEJournal.comhttp://arpejournal.com./ARPEvolume10number1-2/Block.pdfarpejournal.com

Friedman, Milton and Walter E. Block. 2006. “Fanatical, Not Reasonable: A Short Correspondence Between Walter E. Block and Milton Friedman (on Friedrich Hayek’s Road to Serfdom).” Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 20, No. 3, Summer, pp. 61-80; http://www.mises.org/journals/jls/20_3/20_3_4.pdfhttps://mises.org/system/tdf/20_3_4.pdf?file=1&type=document

Friedman, Milton. 2000. “Interview,” Commanding Heights. October 1; http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/shared/minitextlo/int_miltonfriedman.html

States Milton Friedman (2000): “In the middle of a debate on the subject of distribution of income, in which you had people who you would hardly call socialist or egalitarian — people like Lionel Robbins, like George Stigler, like Frank Knight, like myself — Mises got up and said, ‘You’re all a bunch of socialists,’ and walked right out of the room.”

Long, Roderick T. 2006. “Realism and abstraction in economics: Aristotle and Mises versus Friedman.” The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics Vol. 9, No. 3, Fall, pp. 3–23; http://www.mises.org/journals/qjae/pdf/qjae9_3_1.pdf

Kinsella, Stephan. 2009. “Milton Friedman on Intolerance, Liberty, Mises, Etc.” November 9;

http://archive.mises.org/11004/milton-friedman-on-intolerance-liberty-mises-etc/

Lind, Michael. 2012. “Thank you, Milton Friedman: How conservatives’ economic hero helped make the case for big government.” August 7 ;

http://www.salon.com/2012/08/07/thank_you_milton_friedman/

Machan, Tibor R. 2010. Milton Friedman and the Human Good, June 7; http://mises.org/daily/4451/Milton-Friedman-and-the-Human-Good

Marcus, B. K. 2007. “The Tepid Movement Before Mises” April 12; http://www.mises.org/story/2530

McChesney, Fred. 1991. “Antitrust and Regulation: Chicago’s Contradictory Views,” Cato Journal, Vol. 10, No. 3, Winter, pp. 775-778

North, Gary. 2012. “Detours on the Road to Freedom: Where Milton Friedman Went Wrong.” https://archive.lewrockwell.com/north/north1178.html

Rand, Ayn. Undated. Her view on Friedman, and Stigler, 1946: “‘collectivist propaganda’ and ‘the most pernicious thing ever issued by an avowedly conservative organization’” cited in Skousen, Mark. 2001. The Making of Modern Economics. New York: M. E. Sharpe, p. 387; http://books.google.ca/books?id=QV2OJqbt45oC&pg=PA387&lpg=PA387&dq=%22the+most+pernicious+thing+ever+issued+by+an+avowedly+conservative+organization%22&source=web&ots=D-V4j_dhJA&sig=DZYoo1KjulTGviiR7kFGINFrbnY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result

Friedman, Milton and George Stigler. 1946. “Roofs or Ceilings?,” September, Irvington-on-Hudson: Foundation for Economic Education, http://www.fee.org/library/books/Roofs_or_Ceilings.asp; reprinted as Friedman, Milton, and George Stigler. 1981. “Roofs or Ceilings?” in Rent Control: Myths and Realities, Walter E. Block and Edgar Olsen, eds., Vancouver: The Fraser Institute.

Rothbard, Murray N. 2002. “Milton Friedman Unraveled.” Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 16, No. 4, Fall, pp. 37-54; http://www.mises.org/journals/jls/16_4/16_4_3.pdf

Sennholz Hans F. 2006. “Milton Friedman, 1912-2006,” December 16; http://mises.org/story/2414

Vance, Laurence M. 1996. “Friedman’s Mistake.” The Free Market. Vol. 14, No. 11. November. http://www.mises.org/freemarket_detail.asp?control=158&sortorder=articledate

Vance, Laurence. 2005. “The Curse of the Withholding Tax” April 21;

http://www.mises.org/story/1797

Wapshott, Nicholas. 2012. “A Lovefest Between Milton Friedman and J.M. Keynes.” July 30; http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/30/nicholas-wapshott-a-lovefest-between-milton-friedman-and-j-m-keynes.html; “Libertarians worship Milton Friedman, and liberals lionize John Maynard Keynes. But a long-lost essay shows that the champion of small government admired the prince of the New Deal.”

Wenzel, Robert. 2012. “How Milton Friedman Helped Make the Case for Big Government.” August 9; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2012/08/how-milton-friedman-helped-make-case.html

Wilcke, Richard R. 1999. “An appropriate ethical model for business,

and a critique of Milton Friedman,” http://mises.org/journals/scholar/Ethics.PDF

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Can The Free Enterprise System Provide Defense? Yes!

Letter 1

From: D

Sent: Monday, November 25, 2019 1:00 PM

To: wblock@loyno.edu

Subject: Acceptance of “Gubmint” dinero and compatibility with Libertarian views

Many self-professed Libertarians love to rail against the Government, not merely for its size, but for its very EXISTENCE.  In their maniacal fury against that which is funded by the taxpayers (whether directly via taxes or by debasement of their monies via government borrowing and its overworked printing press), many adopt some holier-than-thou stance about “tax feeders” and so on.

Not only is this unproductive, it’s sheer nonsense.  At least as best as I’ve learned it, Libertarianism is for the promotion of personal liberty and FREE enterprise, leaving as many decisions to the respective consenting adults and leaving the bureaucrats out of it.  Sure, so many things commonly thought to be the exclusive domain of government, could, in fact, be done on a fee-for-service or subscription basis.  But there’s a REASON that some things simply are a government function, period…for if nothing else, they don’t lend themselves to market demand!

A much more pertinent question to be asked, before decrying someone for “taking Government money”, is, does that job or function need to be funded by the taxpayers at all?  That, folks, is what the political process is all about, and has been since we sent King George III and his motley Redcoats a-packin.  And yes, I’d rather those jobs or functions be limited to what is mandated via the US or the respective State constitutions, but of necessity there will be SOMETHING.  The next question should be, is the price and/or awarding of said job or contract done in a fair and open manner, to ensure that the taxpayers get their money’s worth, and is an appropriate degree of “Inspector General” effort applied to see that said items or services are properly delivered?  Well, if they are, then the person(s) delivering their products or services ought to feel no onus whatsoever for “taking” Government money, as he’s fairly EARNED it.  I believe that I’ve done so during some 35 years of military and civil employment and likewise have nothing to apologize over to fellow Libertarians.

D

Letter 2

From: Walter Block

Sent: Monday, November 25, 2019 2:07 PM

To: ‘D

Subject: RE: Acceptance of “Gubmint” dinero and compatibility with Libertarian views

Dear D:

Give me a few examples of things that don’t lend themselves to market demand. I deny there are any.

Best regards,

Walter

Letter 3;

From: D

Sent: Monday, November 25, 2019 4:02 PM

To: Walter Block

Subject: RE: Acceptance of “Gubmint” dinero and compatibility with Libertarian views

It would defy logic that an extremely complicated and capital-intensive weapons system such as an SSBN (nuclear submarine carrying ballistic missiles) would arise out of the free market.  Constructed by a “private” firm, sure, the Navy and General Dynamics have had a “working” (and some say, practically incestuous) relationship for about 60 years, often much to the ire of the “old man” (ADM Hyman Rickover, whom I had the pleasure of meeting not long before he passed on),but devising the requirements and mission?  Purely a military matter, and a matter of grabbing the productive efforts of the citizenry (and considering that the new Columbia-class SSBNs will come in at no less than $12B apiece, and that’s not including their ‘raison d’etre’, the UGM-133 SLBMs or their respective slew of thermonuclear warheads (both, hopefully upgraded but even that will cost PLENTY), so a whole lot of “grabbing” (i.e. taxation) will be needed for the anticipated fleet of 12 of these submerged monsters.  It’s not a question of whom builds them, it’s a question of what generates the requirement in the first place.  I fail to see what maniac, even if he had the means (and not even the fictional Bruce Wayne would come close to buying ONE boat with everything he has), would bother having such a “toy” for the purpose of deterrence, when that’s the game that nations play.  Which is the only purpose of such a monstrosity…for if the nuclear-tipped missiles that the boat has need be launched in anger, then the primary mission has already failed.

DLS

Letter 4

Dear D:

Here is a bibliography making the case that the market, the free enterprise system, can provide defense:

Gregory, 2011; Guillory, & Tinsley. 2009; Hoppe, 2011; Huebert, 2010; Murphy, 2005; Rothbard, 1973, 1975, 1998 [1982];  Stringham, 2007;  Tannehills[1970] 1984; Tinsley, 1998-1999; Wiśniewski, 2014; Wollstein, 1969; Woolridge, 1970.

Gregory, Anthony. 2011. “Abolish the Police.” May 26; https://www.lewrockwell.com/gregory/gregory213.html

Guillory, Gil & Patrick Tinsley. 2009. “The Role of Subscription-Based Patrol and Restitution in the Future of Liberty,” Libertarian Papers 1, 12; http://libertarianpapers.org/2009/12-the-role-of-subscription-based-patrol-and-restitution-in-the-future-of-liberty/

Hoppe, Hans-Hermann. 2011. “State or Private Law Society.” April 10;

https://www.lewrockwell.com/hoppe/hoppe26.1.html

Huebert, Jacob. 2010. Libertarianism Today. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger

Murphy, Robert P. 2005.  “But Wouldn’t Warlords Take Over?” July 7; http://mises.org/story/1855http://mises.org/library/wouldnt-warlords-take-over

Rothbard, Murray N. 1973. For a New Liberty, Macmillan, New York; http://mises.org/rothbard/newlibertywhole.asp

Rothbard, Murray N. 1975. “Society Without a State.” The Libertarian Forum, volume 7.1, January; https://www.lewrockwell.com/rothbard/rothbard133.html

Rothbard, Murray N. 1998 [1982]. The Ethics of Liberty, New York: New York University Press. http://www.mises.org/rothbard/ethics/ethics.asp

Stringham, Edward, ed. 2007. Anarchy and the Law: The Political Economy of Choice, Somerset, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

Tannehill, Morris and Linda Tannehill. [1970] 1984. The Market for Liberty, New York: Laissez Faire Books; https://www.lewrockwell.com/orig11/tannehill1.html

Tinsley, Patrick. 1998-1999. “With Liberty and Justice for All: A Case for Private Police,” Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 14, No. 1, Winter, pp. 95-100; http://www.mises.org/journals/jls/14_1/14_1_5.pdf

Wiśniewski, Jakub Bożydar. 2014. “Defense as a private good in a competitive order” Review of Social and Economic Issues, Vol. 1, No. 1, Summer, pp. 2-35;

http://rsei.rau.ro/images/V1N1/Jakub%20Bozydar%20Wisniewski.pdf

Wollstein, Jarret B. 1969. Society Without Coercion. In Society Without Government. New York: Arno Press

Woolridge, William C. 1970. Uncle Sam the Monopoly Man, New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House

Best regards,

Walter

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Libertarians Support Negative Rights, Not So-called Positive Rights

From: T
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:48 AM
To: wblock@loyno.edu
Subject: Property Rights, the Argument for Privatization… Do we have a right to die?

Dear Walter,

I am currently reading your new book, “Property Rights, The Argument for Privatization”. It is a very well written and thought provoking book. On page 23 you write about “rights”. I remember William O. Douglas wrote, “The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.”  And Louis Brandeis wrote, “They: The makers of the Constitution: conferred, as against the government, the right to be let alone — the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men.” Didn’t someone else once write, “The only right we have is to be left alone”?

Nowadays we are supposed to have rights to health care, education, a home, clothing, food. We are promised these “rights” by politicians looking for our votes. I remember the very odd movie “Zardoz” starring Sean Connery. Connery is an “exterminator”. He kills the gods who live forever. (Oh, to be 22 again watching this crazy film.)

My question is this, “Do we have a right to die?” Suicide is outlawed by governments. Why? Legalized murder, war, is okay, but humans aren’t allowed to kill themselves. What if in the near future we live in a world like Zardoz where people can live forever? Do we have the right to die or does the government decide if we are born and when? And if we die and when?

Life is messy. But birth and death can be even messier. Do we have any rights in any of it? Or do we have the right to be left alone?

Thanks for writing the book. I am enjoying it. T

From: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:32 PM
To: T
Subject: RE: Property Rights, the Argument for Privatization… Do we have a right to die?

Dear T:

Thanks for your kind comments about this book: Block, Walter E. 2019. Property Rights: The Argument for Privatization. Palgrave Macmillan; https://www.palgrave.com/in/book/9783030283520

We libertarians support negative rights (the right not to be murdered, raped, kidnapped, stolen from). These rights require that others not invade us. We libertarians do not support so called positive rights, housing, food, etc., since these “rights” require that the property of other people be stolen from them and given to us.

This sounds a bit off-key; I admit it. We’re supposed to be “positive,” correct, not “negative.” Yet, in this case I fear we libertarians must avoid this folk wisdom.

If we own our own bodies, and, libertarians believe that we do, then we may certainly end them, if we wish. Laws prohibiting suicide are illicit.

Best regards,

Walter

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From: P
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:22 PM
To: Block Walter <wblock@loyno.edu>
Subject: Rothbard’s A RIGHT-WING POPULIST PROGRAM

Dear Walter,

Just now I was reading some of Rothbard’s views vis-a-vis Hoppe’s and I got curious about your thoughts when I ran across “A RIGHT-WING POPULIST PROGRAM” in which he seems to advocate these as a strategy:

Question 1. Take Back the Streets: Crush Criminals. And by this I mean, of course, not “white collar criminals” or “inside traders” but violent street criminals – robbers, muggers, rapists, murderers. Cops must be unleashed, and allowed to administer instant punishment, subject of course to liability when they are in error.

I agree with Murray on “blue collar” criminals. Crush ‘em. But, also, law and order ought to be visited, harshly, on ALL real criminals, that is, those with victims. Victimless “crimes” should be legalized, such as drugs, sex, gambling, etc. Inside trading should not be considered a crime at all. But, surely, fraud should be.

On insider trading see below:

Question 2. Take Back the Streets: Get Rid of the Bums. Again: unleash the cops to clear the streets of bums and vagrants. Where will they go? Who cares? Hopefully, they will disappear, that is, move from the ranks of the petted and cosseted bum class to the ranks of the productive members of society.”

I was quite surprised because I cannot see myself, or Rothbard for that matter, advocating that that we “Take back the Streets” or that “Cops must be unleashed,” even as part of a political strategy for moving towards a more libertarian society.  I would think that the libertarian approach to street crime and vagrancy would be to privatize the streets, not turn them over to state officials: “The Cops.”  And I don’t see how these as interim measures would help.

I’m pro bum, but only on public streets. I oppose the latter. The former is an attack on the latter, so, logically, I have to support the former. This is the classic question: “Should the bum be allowed into the public library. Here, Murray and I diverge. Murray wants to keep the bums out of the public library. I welcome the bums, since they would make public libraries impossible to operate, and private ones would be given a relatie boost.

I favor street privatization. If the private owners welcome bums, fine. But, presumably, most would not.

Thank you, P

Here are some readings on these issues; not all of these are exactly on point, but most at least come close; all of them are interesting.:

Anderson, 2002; Barry, 1998; Bishop, 2018; Block, 1992, 2004, 2005, 2007A, 2007B; Block and McGee, 1992; Doarnberger, 2016 ; Herrera-Gonzalez, 2014; Machan, 2005; Manne, 1966A, 1966B, 2005, 2011; Markus, 2007; McGee and Block, 1989, 1992, 2004, 2007A, 2007B; Mercer, 2010; Murphy, 2011; Ostrowski, 2002; Padilla, 2000, 2002, 2005A, 2005B, 2008, 2010, 2013; Padilla and Gardiner, 2009; Smith and Block. 2015.

Anderson, William L. 2002. “The Attack on Martha.” June 21;

https://mises.org/library/attack-martha

Barry, Norman. 1998. Business Ethics (London: Routledge), ch. 5

Bishop, Tho. 2018. “Republican Congressman Charged with Insider Trading, Which Shouldn’t Be a Crime.” August 8

https://mises.org/power-market/republican-congressman-charged-insider-trading-which-shouldnt-be-crime

Block, Walter E. 1992. “Insider Trading,” in Robert W. McGee (ed.), Business Ethics and Common Sense, Quorum Books, 1992, 219-29.   With Walter Block. Book chapter.

Block, Walter E. 2004. An Ethical and Economic Look at Insider Trading, in Aschwin de Wolf, editor, Ordered Anarchy: Essays in Honor of Anthony de Jasay, Arlington, VA: Singularity Press.

Block, Walter E. 2005. “Liberdade de Experssao, Discurso, Libelo, Difamacao, Chantagem, Incitamento.” Cultura Do Trabalho, vol. 9; ed., Lars Knorr. Porto Alegre, Brasil: Instituto de Estudos Empresariais

Block, Walter E. 2007A. An Ethical Look at Insider Trading, in Insider Trading: Regulatory Perspectives, C.Vidya, editor, Hyderabad: The ICFAI University Press, pp. 49-74. Robert W. McGee and Walter Block.

Block, Walter E. 2007B. An Ethical Look at Insider Trading, in Insider Trading: Perspectives and Cases, Jayshree Bose, editor, Hyderabad: Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India, pp. 10-35.

Block, Walter and Robert W. McGee. 1992. “Insider Trading,” Business Ethics and Common Sense, Robert W. McGee, ed., New York: Quorum Books, pp. 219-229.

Doarnberger, Matthew. 2016. “Insider Trading and Taxes: The State Wants to Read Your Mind.” August 3; https://mises.org/wire/insider-trading-and-taxes-state-wants-read-your-mind

Herrera-Gonzalez, Fernando. 2014. “A Free Market Approach to Insider Trading.” Janury 14; https://mises.org/library/free-market-approach-insider-trading

Machan, Tibor R. 2005. “What is Morally Right With Insider Trading?” July 20; https://mises.org/library/what-morally-right-insider-trading

Manne, Henry A. 1966A. “In Defense of Insider Trading,” Harvard Business Review, 113, Nov/Dec.

Manne, Henry A. 1966B. Insider Trading and the Stock Market, New York: The Free Press.

Manne, Henry A. 2005. “Insider Trading: Hayek, Virtual Markets, and the Dog that Did Not Bark,” Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 31, p.167 (University of Iowa Law School).

Manne, Henry A. 2011. “Entrepreneurship, Compensation, and the Corporation” Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics ,Vol 14, No. 1, pp. 3-24;

http://mises.org/journals/qjae/pdf/qjae14_1_1.pdf

Markus, B.K. 2007. “‘Insider Trading’ is Back” April 7.

https://mises.org/wire/insider-trading-back

McGee, Robert W. and Walter E. Block. 1989. “Information, Privilege, Opportunity and Insider Trading,” Northern Illinois University Law Review, December, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 1-35; http://www.icfaipress.org/http://www.walterblock.com/publications/information_privilege.pdf;

McGee, Robert W. and Walter E. Block. 2004. “An Ethical and Economic Look at Insider Trading.” Ordered Anarchy: Festschrift Essays in Honor of Anthony de Jasay. Aschwin de Wolf, ed. Arlington, VA: Singularity Press.

McGee, Robert W. and Walter E. Block. 2007A. “An Ethical Look at Insider Trading” Insider Trading: Regulatory Perspectives. C. Vidya, ed. Hyderabad, India: The ICFAI University Press.

McGee, Robert W. and Walter E. Block. 2007B. “An Ethical Look at Insider Trading” Insider Trading: Perspectives and Cases. Jayshree Bose, ed. Hyderabad, India: The ICFAI University Press.

Mercer, Ilana. 2010. “Insider trading laws = information socialism.” November 26; http://www.ilanamercer.com/2010/11/insider-trading-laws-information-socialism/

Murphy, Robert P. 2011. “Is Insider Trading Really a Crime?” May 16.

https://mises.org/library/insider-trading-really-crime

Ostrowski, James. 2002. “Wanted for Outsider Trading.” August 23;

https://mises.org/library/wanted-outsider-trading

Padilla, Alexandre. 2000. “Insider Trading, Agency Problems, and the Separation of Property and Control,” http://www.mises.org/journals/scholar/AP.pdf

Padilla, Alexandre. 2002. “Can Agency Theory Justify the Regulation of Insider Trading?” Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 3-38; http://mises.org/journals/qjae/pdf/qjae5_1_1.pdf

Padilla, Alexandre. 2005A. “The Regulation of Insider Trading as an Agency Problem.” Florida State University Business Review, Volume 5 (2005-2006): 63-79.

Padilla, Alexandre. 2005B. “Can Regulation Eliminate the Agency Problems Posed by Insider Trading?” Commentaries on Law & Economics, Volume 2: 47-81.

Padilla, Alexandre. 2008. “How Do We Think About Insider Trading? An

Economist’s Perspective on How the Insider Trading Debate Has

Influenced the Way We Think About Insider Trading.” Journal of Law,

Economics, and Policy, Vol. 4, No. 2: 249-271.

Padilla, Alexandre. 2010. “Should The Government Regulate Insider

Trading?” Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 22: 359-378.

Padilla, Alexandre. 2013. “Insider Trading: What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen?” In Stephen M. Bainbridge (Ed), Research Handbook on Insider Trading, Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 251-265.

Padilla, Alexandre and Brian Gardiner. 2009. “Insider Trading: Is

There an Economist in the Room?” Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol.

24, No. 2 (Spring): 113-136.

Smith, Taylor and Walter E. Block. 2015. “The Economics of Insider Trading and Labor: A Free Market Perspective” Journal of Business Ethics; March, 139 (1), 47-53; http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-015-2621-5?sa_campaign=email/event/articleAuthor/onlineFirsthttp://download.springer.com/static/pdf/937/art%253A10.1007%252Fs10551-015-2621-5.pdf?auth66=1427728764_9d09a26ff8fb21799943c9df3c097495&ext=.pdf; DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2621-5; http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10551-015-2621-5

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Several Questions on Libertarianism and Austrian Economics

From: L
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:24 AM
To: wblock@loyno.edu
Subject: Scrutinizing Generally Accepted Austro-Libertarian Theory & More

Question 1:

Is there a relation to draw between the tragedy of the commons and sharing a similar physical description? White people can have blue, green, hazel or brown eyes. They can have blonde, red, brown or black hair. Blacks and Asians in contrast can only have black hair and brown eyes. All things being held constant would this not make it harder to identify a criminal if he was black or Asian as opposed to identifying a white person?

<< this creative thought of yours seems eminently reasonable to me

Question 2:

What exactly does the Federal Reserve steal if the value of the dollar is not tangible? When central banks inflate the currency they “steal” the dollar’s purchasing power, they “steal” from savings. However, the word “steal” in this context does not satisfy the libertarian concept of stealing.

<< again, I agree with you. According to this article of mine co authored with Hans, you can only own the thing itself, not its value:

Hoppe, Hans-Hermann and Walter E. Block. 2002. “Property and Exploitation,” International Journal of Value-Based Management, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 225-236; http://www.mises.org/etexts/propertyexploitation.pdf

However, even though the fed doesn’t steal, still it’s a problem and should be repealed. It was charged with maintaining the value of the dollar. Since 1913, its value has declined by some 97%. It is charged with ironing out the business cycle. Yet, in the 100 years after its founding, business cycle oscillations have markedly increased, compared to the 100 years before.

Question 3:

Where can I find your writings on having someone on a plane and the pilot having to drop off the passenger safely as opposed to jettisoning them. I would also like to read some of your work on implied contract such as the pool man coming on an agreed monthly basis etc. The reason behind this is, I want to see if there is an argument to be made against abortion using the same criteria.

I make these points in my publications on abortion. Here are some of them:

All: Akers, 2012A, 2012B; Block, 1977, 1978, 2001, 2004, 2010A, 2010B, 2011A, 2011B, 2011C, 2011, 2012, 2014A, 2014B, 2014, 2017; Block and Whitehead, 2005; Davies, 2012; Dyke and Block, 2011; Parr, 2011, 2013; Rothbard, 1978; Rozeff, 2019; Sadowsky, 1978; Shaffer, 2012; Wisniewski, 2010A, 2010B, 2011, 2013.

I. Here are Walter E. Block’s publications and speeches on abortion, pro life, pro choice, evictionism, followed by critiques of his views, followed by his responses to these critiques:

Block, 1977, 1978, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2010A, 2011, 2012, 2014A, 2014B, 2014C, 2018; Block and Whitehead, 2005; Dyke and Block, 2011

Block, Walter E. 1977. “Toward a Libertarian Theory of Abortion.” The Libertarian Forum. Vol. 10, No. 9, September, pp. 6-8; http://www.mises.org/journals/lf/1977/1977_09.pdf

Block, Walter E. Undated (1997?).  “L’Aborto:  Una Legittima Difesa,” Claustrofobia, anno 1, n. 3, pp. 16-22.

Block, Walter E. 1978. “Abortion, Woman and Fetus: Rights in Conflict?” Reason, Vol. 9, No. 12, April, pp. 18-25.

Block, Walter E. 2001. “Stem Cell Research: The Libertarian Compromise.” September 3; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/block/block5.html

Block, Walter E. 2004. “Libertarianism, Positive Obligations and Property Abandonment: Children’s Rights,” International Journal of Social Economics; Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 275-286; http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContainer.do?containerType=Issue&containerId=18709http://www.walterblock.com/wp-content/uploads/publications/block-children.pdfhttps://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/03068290410518256https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/03068290410518256?fullSc=1&journalCode=ijse

Block, Walter E. 2010B. “A libertarian perspective on the stem cell debate: compromising the uncompromisible,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy.  Vol. 35: 429-448;

http://jmp.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/jhq033?

ijkey=oczT7ytzmoAD1cz&keytype=ref; http://jmp.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/jhq033?ijkey=oczT7ytzmoAD1cz&keytype=ref ; http://wipimd.com/?&sttflpg=78eaf87fd81ebaaa7a245cca600b15bba8497c2cfbf1284c08a0260ba068d4ad&cmpgp0811Ueh016=ICD20811TEH0PkRLpL1IFhttp://wipimd.com/?&sttflpg=4b842f7f4697bce38422e0bfe03e6ccad53070377a9303d5#JAL1

Block, Walter E. 2011A. “Terri Schiavo: A Libertarian Analysis” Journal of Libertarian Studies; Vol. 22, pp. 527–536; http://mises.org/journals/jls/22_1/22_1_26.pdfhttp://libertycrier.com/walter-block-terri-schiavo/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LibertyCrier+%28Liberty+Crier%29

Block, Walter E. 2012. “A Not So Funny Thing Happened to Me in Tampa.” August 30; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/block/block208.html

Block, Walter E.  2014A. “Should abortion be criminalized? Rejoinder to Akers, Davies and Shaffer on Abortion” Management Education Science Technology (MEST) Journal. Vol. 2, No. 1, January, pp. 33-44; http://fbim.meste.org/FBIM_1_2014/Sadrzaj_eng.htmlhttp://fbim.meste.org/FBIM_1_2014/_04.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2014B. “Evictionism and Libertarianism.” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 290-294; http://jmp.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/04/27/jmp.jhu012.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=3n1zc8zcBRnT586;

http://jmp.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/jhu012?ijkey=3n1zc8zcBRnT586&keytype=ref

Block, Walter E. 2014C. “Toward a libertarian theory of evictionism,” Journal of Family and Economic Issues. June; Volume 35, Issue 2, pp. 290-294; http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10834-013-9361-4;

http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10834-013-9361-4http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/463/art%253A10.1007%252Fs10834-013-9361-4.pdf?auth66=1385583057_5dd1e3442d2db3f98c91dcf5a5d5fa43&ext=.pdfhttp://www.springer.com/home?SGWID=0-0-1003-0-0&aqId=2507833&download=1&checkval=feff928fe5dfc72bc210032f220ca40a.

Block, Walter E. 2018. “Judith Jarvis Thomson on abortion; a libertarian critique.” DePaul Journal of Health Care Law. Vol. 19; Issue 1; Article 3, pp. 1-17

http://via.library.depaul.edu/jhcl/vol19/iss1/3

Block, Walter E. and Roy Whitehead. 2005. “Compromising the Uncompromisable: A Private Property Rights Approach to Resolving the Abortion Controversy,” Appalachian Law Review, 4 (2) 1-45; http://www.walterblock.com/publications/block-whitehead_abortion-2005.pdfhttp://www.walterblock.com/wp-content/uploads/publications/block-whitehead_abortion-2005.pdfhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/228125532_Compromising_the_Uncompromisable_A_Private_Property_Rights_Approach_to_Resolving_the_Abortion_Controversy?ev=prf_pubhttp://www.walterblock.com/publications/compromising-the-uncompromisable-a-private-property-rights-approach-to-resolving-the-abortion-controversy/

Dyke, Jeremiah and Walter E. Block. 2011. “Explorations in Property Rights: Conjoined Twins.” Libertarian Papers, Vol. 3, Art. 38; http://libertarianpapers.org/2011/38-dyke-block-conjoined-twins/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNTAmwUHcLM

http://conza.tumblr.com/tagged/evictionism

http://jmp.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/jhq033?

ijkey=oczT7ytzmoAD1cz&keytype=ref; http://jmp.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/jhq033?ijkey=oczT7ytzmoAD1cz&keytype=ref

https://hangouts.google.com/call/rubwfb4uhrdbdpstpiik5niljie

II. Critics of evictionism::

Akers, 2012A, 2012B; Davies, 2012; Feser, 2004; Goodwin, 2014; Parr, 2011, 2013; Mosquito, 2014, 2015; Rothbard, ; Sadowsky, 1978; Shaffer, 2012;  Rothbard, 1978; Vance, 2008, 2012; Wisniewski, 2010A, 2010B, 2011, 2013.

Akers, Becky. 2012A. “Not My Definition — or Webster’s Either — of ‘Trespassing’” September 6; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/120226.html

Akers, Becky. 2012B. “What if the ‘Fetus’ Could Shoot Back?” September 12; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/120728.html

Davies, Jim. 2012. “Abortion.” September 24;

http://strike-the-root.com/abortion

Feser, Edward. 2004. “Self-ownership, abortion, and the rights of children: toward a more conservative libertarianism.” Journal of Libertarian Studies. Volume 18, no. 3 (Summer), pp. 91-114; http://www.indytruth.org/library/journals/libertarianstudies/18/18_3_5.pdf

Goodwin, Jonathan. 2014. “Libertarians and Abortion.” December 23;

http://bionicmosquito.blogspot.com/2014/12/libertarians-and-abortion.html

Mosquito, Bionic. 2014. “Libertarians and Abortion.” December 23;

http://bionicmosquito.blogspot.com/2014/12/libertarians-and-abortion.html

Mosquito, Bionic. 2015. “Walter Block, Specific Performance Contracts, and Abortion.” July 12; http://bionicmosquito.blogspot.com/2015/07/walter-block-specific-performance.html

Parr, Sean. 2011. “Departurism and the Libertarian Axiom of Gentleness.” Libertarian Papers, Vol. 3, No. 34, http://libertarianpapers.org/articles/2011/lp-3-34.doc

Parr, Sean. 2013. “Departurism Redeemed – A Response to Walter Block’s ‘Evictionism is Libertarian; Departurism is Not: Critical Comment on Parr.’” Journal of Peace, Prosperity, and Freedom, Vol. 2, pp. 109-123; http://jppfaustralia.weebly.com/home/departurism-redeemed-a-response-to-walter-blocks-evictionism-is-libertarian-departurism-is-not-critical-comment-on-parr

Presley, Sharon and Robert Cooke (aka Morgan Edwards). 1979. “The right to abortion: a libertarian defense.” Association of libertarian feminists discussion paper

http://www.alf.org/abortion.php

Rothbard, Murray N. 1978.  “The editor replies.” Libertarian Forum. July-August, p. 3; http://mises.org/journals/lf/1978/1978_07-08.pdf

Sadowsky, S.J., James. 1978. “Abortion and Rights of the Child.” Libertarian Forum. July-August, pp. 2-3; http://mises.org/journals/lf/1978/1978_07-08.pdf

Shaffer, Butler. 2012. “Of Children and Fetuses.” September 17;

https://archive.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/shaffer259.html

Vance, Laurence. 2008. “Is Ron Paul Wrong on Abortion?” January 29; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance133.html

Vance, Laurence. 2012. “Libertarianism and Abortion.” July 17;

https://archive.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance297.html

Wisniewski, Jakub Bozydar. 2010A. “A Critique of Block on Abortion and Child Abandonment.” Libertarian Papers Vol. 2, No. 16; http://libertarianpapers.org/2010/16-wisniewski-block-on-abortion/

Wisniewski, Jakub Bozydar. 2010B. “Rejoinder to Block’s Defense of Evictionism.” Libertarian Papers. Vol. 2, Art No. 27; http://libertarianpapers.org/articles/2010/lp-2-37.pdf

Wisniewski, Jakub Bozydar. 2011. “Response to Block on Abortion, Round Three.” Libertarian Papers. Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 1-6;

http://libertarianpapers.org/2011/6-winiewski-response-to-block-on-abortion-round-three/http://libertarianpapers.org/articles/2011/lp-3-6.pdf

Wisniewski, Jakub Bozydar. 2013. “Abortion, Libertarianism and Evictionism: A Last Word.” Libertarian Papers, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 153-162; http://libertarianpapers.org/2013/6-wisniewski-abortion-libertarianism-and-evictionism/

Also see this, to which I have not yet replied:

Rozeff Michael S. 2019. “Rothbard’s and Block’s Abortion Theories.” June 13;

https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/rothbards-and-blocks-abortion-theories/

III. Block responds to critics:

Block, 2010A, 2010B, 2011A, 2011B, 2011C, 2014; 2017

Block, Walter E. 2010A. “Objections to the Libertarian Stem Cell Compromise,” Libertarian Papers 2, 34; http://libertarianpapers.org/2010/34-block-objections-to-the-libertarian-stem-cell-compromise/

Block, Walter E. 2010B. “Rejoinder to Wisniewski on Abortion.” Libertarian Papers; Vol. 32, No. 2; http://libertarianpapers.org/2010/32-block-rejoinder-to-wisniewski-on-abortion/http://libertarianpapers.org/articles/2010/lp-2-32.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2011A. “Response to Wisniewski on Abortion, Round Two.” Libertarian Papers; Vol. 3, Article No. 4; http://libertarianpapers.org/2011/4-block-response-to-wisniewski-on-abortion-round-two/

Block, Walter E. 2011B. “Response to Wisniewski on Abortion, Round Three.” Libertarian Papers, Vol. 3, No. 6; http://libertarianpapers.org/2011/37-block-response-to-wisniewski-on-abortion/

Block, Walter E. 2011C. “Evictionism is libertarian; departurism is not: critical comment on Parr.” Vol. 3, Article 36, Libertarian Papers;

http://libertarianpapers.org/2011/36-evictionism-is-libertarian-departurism-is-not-critical-comment-on-parr/

Block, Walter E. 2014D. “Response to Wisniewski on Abortion, Round Four.” Management Education Science Technology Journal (MEST); Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 1-14; http://www.fbim.meste.org/FBIM_2_2014/Sadrzaj_eng.html;

http://www.fbim.meste.org/FBIM_2_2014/4_01.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2013. “Rejoinder to Parr on Evictionism and Departurism” Journal of Peace, Prosperity & Freedom, Vol. 2, pp. 125-138; http://jppfaustralia.weebly.com/current-issue.htmlhttp://jppfaustralia.weebly.com/uploads/1/4/5/5/14558572/journalpeaceprosperityfreedom_single.pdf

Block, Walter E.  2014. “Should abortion be criminalized? Rejoinder to Akers, Davies and Shaffer on Abortion” Management Education Science Technology (MEST) Journal. Vol. 2, No. 1, January, pp. 33-44; http://fbim.meste.org/FBIM_1_2014/Sadrzaj_eng.htmlhttp://fbim.meste.org/FBIM_1_2014/_04.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2017. “Abortion Once Again; a response to Feser, Goodwin, Mosquito, Sadowsky, Vance and Watkins.” Journal of Constitutional Research (Brazil); Vol 4, No. 1, pp. 11-41; http://revistas.ufpr.br/rinc/article/view/50328http://revistas.ufpr.br/rinc/issue/view/2292/showToc

http://revistas.ufpr.br/rinc/article/view/50328/31673

Forestalling: forestall: bagel: donut: forestalling

thought about your point about bringing the baby to the sidewalk

1.if it’s a private sidewalk, the owner would object

2.if it’s a public sidewalk, my bagel theory still applies, I think. The parent is still guilty of precluding others from homesteading the guardianship rights to the baby. the parent might as well leave the baby in a publicly owned forest; same objection

Block, 1977, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010A, 2010B, 2011, 2016; Block and Whitehead, 2005; Epstein vs Block, 2005

Block, Walter E. 1977. “Toward a Libertarian Theory of Abortion.” The Libertarian Forum. Vol. 10, No. 9, September, pp. 6-8; http://www.mises.org/journals/lf/1977/1977_09.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2001. “Stem Cell Research: The Libertarian Compromise.” September 3; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/block/block5.html

Block, Walter E. 2003.  “Libertarianism vs. Objectivism; A Response to Peter Schwartz,” Reason Papers, Vol. 26, Summer, pp. 39-62; http://www.reasonpapers.com/pdf/26/rp_26_4.pdf Nambla, child sexuality, child abuse

Block, Walter E. 2004. “Libertarianism, Positive Obligations and Property Abandonment: Children’s Rights,” International Journal of Social Economics; Vol. 31, No. 3, pp 275-286; http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContainer.do?containerType=Issue&containerId=18709http://www.walterblock.com/wp-content/uploads/publications/block-children.pdfhttps://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/03068290410518256https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/03068290410518256?fullSc=1&journalCode=ijse

Block, Walter E. 2008. “Homesteading, ad coelum, owning views and forestalling.” The Social Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 96-103; http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1890872

Block, Walter E. 2010A. “A libertarian perspective on the stem cell debate: compromising the uncompromisible,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy.  Vol. 2

http://jmp.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/jhq033?

ijkey=oczT7ytzmoAD1cz&keytype=ref; http://jmp.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/jhq033?ijkey=oczT7ytzmoAD1cz&keytype=ref

Block, Walter E. 2010B. “Van Dun on Freedom and Property: A Critique” Libertarian Papers; Vol. 2, No. 4; http://libertarianpapers.org/2010/4-block-van-dun-on-freedom-and-property/

Block, Walter E. 2011. “Terri Schiavo: A Libertarian Analysis” Journal of Libertarian Studies; Vol. 22, pp. 527–536; http://mises.org/journals/jls/22_1/22_1_26.pdfhttp://libertycrier.com/walter-block-terri-schiavo/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LibertyCrier+%28Liberty+Crier%29

Block, Walter E. 2016. “Forestalling, positive obligations and the Lockean and Blockian provisos: Rejoinder to Stephan Kinsella.” Ekonomia Wroclaw Economic Review. http://ekon.sjol.eu/category/22-3-2016-529; file:///C:/Users/Walter/Downloads/Block%20(2).pdf

Block, Walter E. and Roy Whitehead. 2005. “Compromising the Uncompromisable: A Private Property Rights Approach to Resolving the Abortion Controversy,” Appalachian Law Review, 4 (2) 1-45; http://www.walterblock.com/publications/block-whitehead_abortion-2005.pdfhttp://www.walterblock.com/wp-content/uploads/publications/block-whitehead_abortion-2005.pdfhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/228125532_Compromising_the_Uncompromisable_A_Private_Property_Rights_Approach_to_Resolving_the_Abortion_Controversy?ev=prf_pubhttp://www.walterblock.com/publications/compromising-the-uncompromisable-a-private-property-rights-approach-to-resolving-the-abortion-controversy/

Epstein, Richard vs. Walter E. Block, 2005. “Debate on Eminent Domain.” NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 1144-1169

http://www.nyujll.org/articles/Vol.%201%20No.%203/Vol.%201%20No.%203%20-%20Block%20and%20Epstein.pdf

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The Other Murray, Part II

Tom DiLorenzo was kind enough to mention Murray Sabrin and his retirement speech from Ramapo University at the Raciti Memorial Lecture, this first appeared, courtesy of Robert Wenzel and his Target Liberty blog.

Let me, please, “pile on,” about this other Murray. This is not allowed in football, but that doesn’t apply in this venue. Murray Sabrin has made very important contributions both to libertarianism and Austrian economic theory in his career. He has taught generations of students at Ramapo University, many of whom, to my certain knowledge, based on experience with them, will uphold these principles and spread them even further. As well Murray has run for office on the Libertarian Party ticket in a magnificent non-compromising manner.

Murray Sabrin is not retiring. I know this decades-long friend of mine too well for that. He has too much fire in his belly for the freedom philosophy and for Austrian economics to do any such thing. Yes, he will not be teaching at university any more, but, in the coming years I expect that this “other Murray” will knock our socks off even further with additional writings, publications, interviews, lectures, books and articles.

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