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From: JT
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:21 PM
To: wblock@loyno.edu
Subject: A couple quick questions….
Dr. Block, I’d like to say that I am a huge fan of yours (I especially enjoy the ‘Radical Austrianism, Radical Libertarianism’ lecture series you did for The Mises Institute). I do have a couple questions for you, one that I don’t feel I’ve ever heard a really good answer to by anyone. I was having a debate the other day with an acquaintance about if spanking children violates the NAP, my way of thinking is that it obviously does, he argued that it didn’t. I am curious what your thoughts on the topic are. Also, like I said, I’m a big fan. I have recently started on a quest to track down my biggest influences and have them sign something for a ‘wall of freedom’ I’ve envisioned for my ‘man cave’. Could you be persuaded into signing something for it? It could be a napkin, a picture, a pocket constitution. I’d be happy to send a SASE, if it’d be easier. I thank you very kindly for your time and I wish you all the best, JT.

Dear JT: Here are my views on this matter, below. Sure, I’ll be glad to sign something for you and send it to you. Please, give me your mailing address.

Block, Walter E. 2014. “Rozeff on Zwolinski; Block on Rozeff.” April 28;
http://archive.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/rozeff-on-zwolinski-block-on-rozeff/ (starve child? Positive rights?).

Smith, Edward, Jordan Reel and Walter E. Block. 2014. “The Natural Rights of Children” International Journal of Health Policy and Management. Vol. 2, No. 2, February, pp. 85-89; http://www.ijhpm.com/?_action=article&vol=602

December 9, 2013. Debate: Walter Block and Stefan Molyneux, Freedomain Radio on spanking children. Michael DeMarco; operations@freedomainradio.com; skype: michaelmdemarco; 716-533-2171; Video: http://youtu.be/EgCmoVbdYtE
MP3: http://cdn.media.freedomainradio.com/feed/FDR_2552_Walter_Block_Debate.mp3

Block, Walter E. and Michael Fleischer. 2010. “How Would An Anarchist Society Handle Child Abuse?” October 13; http://archive.lewrockwell.com/block/block167.html

Block, Walter E. 2015. “Expiration of private property rights.” The Journal of Philosophical Economics. Vol. VIII, Issue 2, Spring; http://www.jpe.ro/?id=revista&p=410;


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=18709; http://www.walterblock.com/wp-content/uploads/publications/block-children.pdf

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. 1991 [1976]. Defending the Undefendable, New York: Fleet Press, first printing 1976, second printing 1980, third printing 1985; New York: Fox and Wilkes, fourth printing, 1991; chapter on “The Litterer” translated into Italian as “L’imbrattatore Di Luoghi Pubblici: Un Eroe”, in Claustrofobia, March 1978, No. 33, pp. 19-24; chapter on “The Employer of Child Labor” reprinted in Libertarian Familist, Vol. 11, No. 8, October 1992, pp. 1-4

April 27, 2015. Michael FreeMan [mailto:sithfit138@gmail.com]; Josh Davis;
https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/hoaevent/AP36tYf_4FiPkEMZZUXkwGLSWokcvU1VB6JoPapQz1DLdLfXJFYM0Q?authuser=0&hl=en; how I became a libertarian, minimum wage, the future of higher education, anarchism versus monarchism, children’s rights, pro choice versus pro life, kid’s rights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIwYRxVlKTQ; http://www.targetliberty.com/2015/05/walter-block-on-how-he-became.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TargetLiberty+%28Target+Liberty%29

Block, Walter E. 2016. Starving Child, Part III: Spanking Children; November 5;


Mosquito, Bionic. 2016. “Walter Hits One Out of the Park.” November 5;


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