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Walter Block

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Walter Block is the Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Economics at Loyola University, senior fellow of the Mises Institute, and regular columnist for

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Walter Block Explains His Entry into Libertarianism and His View of the Future

Free MarketsAustrian Economics Overview

04/15/2021Mises Media
Walter Block is a giant in the libertarian movement. He explains how he discovered this philosophy and why it will be difficult to advance liberty.
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Could Gold Discoveries Cause the Austrian Boom-Bust Cycle?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksGold Standard

02/25/2021Mises Media
Could new gold discoveries cause a (small) boom-bust cycle if the gold hit the loan market before other sectors? Bill Barnett and Walter Block join Bob Murphy to discuss.
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A Libertarian Analysis of the COVID-19 Pandemic

LawLibertarianismProperty Rights

11/06/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
What is the correct analysis, from a libertarian point of view, of governmental action in the face of the coronavirus? Is the state justified in imposing quarantines or vaccines to cure this disease?


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Libel, Slander, and Reputation According to Rothbard’s Theory of Libertarian Law

LawProperty Rights

11/06/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Rothbard’s principal conclusion that libel and slander laws have no place in libertarian law is correct. But how does a reputational right operate? Who, properly, owns such a right? Is this property right alienable—transferable, and how would this work in practice?
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Man, Economy, and State: Monopoly with Dr. Walter Block

Big GovernmentFree MarketsMonopoly and CompetitionOther Schools of Thought

08/14/2020Mises Media
Dr. Walter Block joins the show to discuss Rothbard's breakthroughs on monopolies and cartels, and to draw downward-sloping demand diagrams for us!
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