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Walter Block

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

AwardsGary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Defense of LibertyMurray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom

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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 

The Calamity of the Federal Reserve

Audio/VideoJanuary 18, 2015
Interviewed by Solidus.Center founder Seth Mason, Mark Thornton and Walter Block discuss the history of the Fed, how it harms the average American, and how the monetary system would function if it were abolished.

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Defending the Undefendable

Audio/VideoDecember 30, 2014
One of the most famous of the great defenses of victimless crimes and controversial economic practices. Download the complete audio book (35 MP3 audio files) in a single zip file.

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You Didn’t Consent to Be the State’s Victim

Mises DailyJune 14, 2014
Defenders of government coercion often claim that residence within a state’s boundaries imply consent to be taxed and regulated by the state in question. While one can expect to be robbed by the state regardless of where one lives, this is not the same as consenting to be robbed...

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Walter Block: Libertarianism from A to Z

Mises DailyJune 27, 2014
Walter Block’s new book Toward a Libertarian Society covers a wide variety of topics from the death penalty to secession, and from war to macroeconomics...

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Comment on Canice Prendergast's A Theory of 'Yes Men'

Institute Publications
It is within the bowels of government where the real yes-men problem lies. Here, there is no automatic feedback mechanism of the market to rely upon, to quell any incipient tendencies in the direction of yes-manning.

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