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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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In Defense of the Speculator

Booms and Busts


It will come as yesterday's news that the speculator is perennially under attack by the social justice warriors. Yet speculators serve a crucial and valuable role in surviving economic disasters. 

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It Is all the Wokesters' and Government's Fault

09/09/2021Power & Market
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The Ethics of Public Spending

LibertarianismTaxes and SpendingPhilosophy and Methodology

05/28/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Is it justifiable to accept money from government? Almost always, say Jonathan Gress and Walter Block--but not for everyone.
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Walter Block on The Ethics of Liberty

DemocracyOld RightU.S. HistoryOther Schools of Thought

05/21/2021Mises Media
Professor Walter Block joins the show to discuss the first section of The Ethics of Liberty , and gives us his unstinting take on Rothbard's vitally important treatment of natural law philosophy. There are also lots of great Blockean anecdotes you'll want to hear!
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Governmental Inevitability: Reply to Holcombe

Political Theory

05/19/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Holcombe (2004) has written an interesting and challenging but ultimately fallacious essay on government.


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