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The Case for Discrimination

January 5, 2011
Walter Block has been writing on the economics of discrimination — and in defense of discrimination, rightly understood — for more than 30 years. This edition collects nearly all of this writing to present a radical alternative to the mainstream view...

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The State, The Enemy

June 5, 2009
When things go wrong with the human body, or the body politic, the chances of successful treatment depend upon correct diagnosis of the trouble. John Burns, the first Labour Minister of the Crown, used to talk to me of "putting plasters on boils" or "splinters on wooden legs" as...

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The Free Market and Its Enemies: Pseudo-Science, Socialism, and Inflation

March 25, 2009
None of us have the chance to study directly under Mises as classroom lecturer, but this book gets us as close to that ideal as is possible.

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Block's Building Blocks

November 22, 2010
Murray Rothbard, in his life, was known as Mr. Libertarian. We can make a solid case that the title now belongs to Walter Block, a student of Rothbard's whose own vita is as thick as a phone book, as diverse as Wikipedia...

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Block Puts His Opponents on the Hot Seat

May 3, 2006
This is the foreword to a forthcoming collection of Critical Essays of Walter Block’s, assembled by Glavan Bogdan of Libertas Publishers in Bucharest, Romania. Murray Rothbard, in his life, was known as Mr. Libertarian. We can make a solid case that the title now belongs to Walter Block , a...

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Walter Block Is Still Defending the Undefendable

December 30, 2013
Block’s Defending the Undefendable has needled and irritated an entire generation of readers and compelled many to re-examine long-held beliefs in favor of the logic of libertarianism. Now comes volume 2, with a foreword by Ron Paul, that promises more such irritation for future generations...

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Theory of Money and Fiduciary Media

March 13, 2013
Edited by Jörg Guido Hülsmann, the essays here presented provide insights for understanding the economic crises of our own time.

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Ludwig von Mises on Money and Inflation

March 11, 2010
Some of Mises's lectures, which provide a glimpse into the workings of an incredible mind on a topic that is crucial to our future.

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Building Blocks for Liberty

November 1, 2010
One might see Building Blocks for Liberty as a bracing introduction to the power of libertarian logic to solve everyday problems.

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Radical Economics: An Interview with Walter Block

Volume 19, Number 2 (Summer 1999) An Interview with Walter Block Walter Block is professor of economics at the University of Central Arkansas and chairman of the department. He is also co-editor of The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics , and his work on a wide range of theoretical and...

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An Inflation Primer

March 6, 2010
Inflation concerns every citizen-worker, banker, creditor, debtor, politician and union leader. It is the "legalized robbery" by which wealth is distributed, false prosperity is prolonged and nations are ruined...

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The Critic and His Agenda: The Case of Doherty

November 30, 2007
[ Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement. By Brian Doherty. Public Affairs, 2007. X + 741 pages.] This is going to be an unfair review — I hope readers will not say to themselves, "as usual." Brian Doherty has done a remarkable...

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The Free Market and Its Enemy

March 15, 2009
Read explores "the miraculous workings of tiny creativities , the ultimate constituents of the free market..."...

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Less than Zero: The Case for a Falling Price Level in a Growing Economy

March 16, 2010
Zero inflation's full benefits will not be grasped unless we recognize it as a stepping-stone towards something even better...

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The History of Our Movement

May 17, 2013
Raico describes their hilarious attempt to meet Mises, in the guise of door-to-door salesmen.

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The Case for Gold

July 20, 2005
Had the U.S. followed the recommendations of this report when it came out in 1982, there would have been no housing bubble, no gigantic government debt, no depression, no economic upheaval, no high unemployment, and no international turmoil.

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The Case for Capitalism

August 25, 2009
It is easy in these times to put the case against any existing institution. Most of us are in a highly critical mood, because we feel that during the last few years things have happened which ought never to have happened, and that these earth-shaking events were not well met and handled, especially...

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Our Leftist Economic Teaching

July 29, 2009
A few years ago a House of Representatives Subcommittee on Publicity and Propaganda in the Executive Departments, under the chairmanship of Representative Forest A. Harness, investigated Federal propaganda operations. On one occasion the Committee had as a witness a government-employed doctor. When...

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Price Deflation and Price Inflation Are Always Optimal

October 13, 2014
Recently, the Polish economy experienced its first price deflation since the 1980s, which sparked in the country deflationphobia (or, as Mark Thornton calls it, apoplithorismosphobia ). Media sources and many economists focus on price inflation and price deflation as the source of various economic...

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Our Money and the State

August 25, 2009
Why does the Government take our money? Because government costs money and cannot be had without it. Taxation is the price that we pay for government and protection. Most of us do not want, or need, to be governed ourselves.

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