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Review of Capitalism: The Case for Privatizing Oceans, Rivers, Lakes, and Aquifers edited by Walter E. Block and Peter Lothian Nelson

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07/12/2017Michael Montgomery

Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 20, no. 1 (Spring 2017)

This collaboration between Block (free-market economist) and Nelson (free-market engineer) offers a little bit of anarcho-free-market-everything with which to engage the interested reader. Block, as always, brings his combative spirit and formidable reasoning abilities. He is ready to take on all comers including, at one point in the book, his own co-author! Nelson’s interesting case-studies highlight particularly well what happens when property rights and market forces are suppressed—whether on land or on water.

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Montgomery, Michael R., Review of Water Capitalism: The Case for Privatizing Oceans, Rivers, Lakes, and Aquifers edited by Walter E. Block and Peter Lothian Nelson, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 20, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 103–09

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