Walter Block, Liberty Speaks II Speaker

Walter Block is the Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Chair in Economics and Professor of Economics at Loyola University New Orleans and Senior Fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Second starting from the right, and sandwiched between free-market giants 1974 Nobel Laureate in economics F.A. Hayek and Murray N. Rothbard, and with Dr. Ron Paul, Prof. Walter Block is essentially free-market royalty for us at Liberty Speaks. In the free-market world, Prof. Block is perhaps best known for his classic MUST-BE-READ-BOOK “Defending the Undefendable”

Walter’s book is perhaps the ideal book to read in order for people to learn to be more tolerant of practices we may find distasteful like prostitution, pimping, drug dealing, ticket scalping and many more.

See Prof. Block discuss book here

Hayek praised the book immensely when he writes in an introductory commentary to Walter:

Looking through Defending the Undefendable made me feel that I was once more exposed to the shock therapy by which, more than fifty years ago, the late Ludwig von Mises converted me to a consistent free market position. Even now I am occasionally at first incredulous and feel that “this is going too far,” but usually find in the end that you are right. Some may find it too strong a medicine, but it will still do them good even if they hate it. A real understanding of economics demands that one disabuses oneself of many dear prejudices and illusions. Popular fallacies in economics frequently express themselves in unfounded prejudices against other occupations, and in showing the falsity of these stereotypes you are doing a real service, although you will not make yourself more popular with the majority.

Prof. Block has also written extensively on how we can increase socioeconomic harmony by privatizing everything.

See Prof. Block discuss privatization here

Prof. Block will be joining us in a pre-recorded discussion about numerous aspects relating to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict which will include wisdom from his new book ‘The Classical Liberal Case for Israel’

Other great discussions by Walter that will greatly enhance your understanding of the economy and thus how the world works:

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