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  1. Jeremiah Dyke & & Walter E. Block, 38. “Explorations in Property Rights: Conjoined Twins”.
    We attempt to shed light on property rights by examining the case of conjoined twins. We do so since their situation is perhaps among the most challenging of all cases of separating “mine” from “thine.”.
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  2. Walter Block, Journal of Libertarian Studies.
    After all, Lee is Professor of Economics and holder of the Bernard B. and Eugenia A. Ramsey Chair of Private Enterprise Economics at the University of Georgia. In addition to holding a named chair in “Private Enterprise Economics,” he is also the former president of the Association of Private Enterprise Educators, a group devoted to not only the study of markets, private enterprise, property rights, and capitalism, but one which is largely, but not exclusively, made up of academic economists with (...)
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  3. Walter E. Block (forthcoming). Forthcoming.“How Not to Defend the Market,”. Journal of Libertarian Studies.
     
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  4. Walter E. Block (2014). Evictionism and Libertarianism. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 39 (3):248-257.
    There is a new sheriff in town on the abortion question. It is called evictionism. It diverges, philosophically, from both the pro-life and the pro-choice positions. It assumes that the birth of a human being starts with the fertilized egg but claims that the unwanted baby is a trespasser that may be evicted in the gentlest manner possible.
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  5. Walter Block (2013). Klein and Clark Are Mistaken on Direct, Indirect, and Overall Liberty. Libertarian Papers 5.
    Klein and Clark initiated a debate about libertarian theory to which this paper hopes to add. Starting with the old libertarian principle of “direct liberty” Klein and Clark introduced two new concepts to complete it: “indirect liberty,” and also direct liberty plus indirect liberty, which sums to “overall liberty.” In my critique of this article of theirs , I congratulated them for their creativity, but rejected these innovations. In Klein and Clark , these authors responded to my initial criticism. The (...)
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  6. Claire Hovenga, Devaja Naik & Walter E. Block (2013). The Detrimental Side Effects of Minimum Wage Laws. Business and Society Review 118 (4):463-487.
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  7. Ben O'Neill & Walter Block, 11.
    Inchoate crime consists of acts that are regarded as crimes despite the fact that they are only partial or incomplete in some respect. This includes acts t..
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  8. Ben O'neill & Walter Block (2013). Inchoate Crime, Accessories, and Constructive Malice in Libertarian Law. Libertarian Papers 5.
    Inchoate crime consists of acts that are regarded as crimes despite the fact that they are only partial or incomplete in some respect. This includes acts that do not succeed in physically harming the victim or are only indirectly related to such a result. Examples include attempts , conspiracy and incitement . The present paper attempts to analyze these inchoate crimes from a libertarian perspective, based on the non-aggression principle.
     
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  9. OBen, Neill & Walter Block, 11.
    Inchoate crime consists of acts that are regarded as crimes despite the fact that they are only partial or incomplete in some respect. This includes acts that do not succeed in physically harming the victim or are only indirectly related to such a result. Examples include attempts (as […].
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  10. Walter Block (2012). Rejoinder to David Prychitko on Austrian Dogmatism. Reason Papers 34 (2):151-166.
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  11. Walter E. Block (2012). Synthetic Biology Does Not Need a Synthetic Bioethics: Give Me That Old Time (Libertarian) Ethics. Ethics, Policy and Environment 15 (1):33 - 36.
    Ethics, Policy & Environment, Volume 15, Issue 1, Page 33-36, March 2012.
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  12. Walter E. Block & Violet Obioha (2012). War on Black Men: Arguments for the Legalization of Drugs. Criminal Justice Ethics 31 (2):106-120.
    Abstract The leadership of the black community is concerned with welfare, with equality, with unemployment, with discrimination, with racism, with the pay gap, and with dozens of other such traditional issues. Oh, yes, they are also apprehensive about the use of addictive drugs. But, as we speak, young male members of this community are being incarcerated at frightful rates, and, even worse, are killing each other to boot. One would think that this latter issue would occupy the interest of black (...)
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  13. Alyssa Labat & Walter E. Block (2012). Money Does Not Grow on Trees: An Argument for Usury. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 106 (3):383-387.
    Usury, charging a higher interest rate than thought by some to be “fair,” has had and still has, a bad press. Historically, it was heavily punished. It was then, and all too often is now, thought to be exploitative. Yet, as even the most economically unsophisticated must realize, both sides of these transactions must necessarily gain at least in the ex ante sense, otherwise one or the other would refuse to enter into the deal in the first place. The present (...)
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  14. Javier Portillo & Walter E. Block (2012). Anti-Discrimination Laws: Undermining Our Rights. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 109 (2):209-217.
    The purpose of this article is to argue in favor of a private employer’s right to discriminate amongst job applicants on any basis he chooses, and this certainly includes unlawful characteristics such as race, sex, national origin, sexual preference, religion, etc. John Locke and many after him have argued that people have natural rights to life, liberty, and property or the pursuit of happiness. In this view, law should be confined to protecting these rights and be limited to prohibiting other (...)
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  15. Philipp Bagus, Walter Block, Marian Eabrasu, David Howden & Jeremie Rostan (2011). The Ethics of Tax Evasion. Business and Society Review 116 (3):375-401.
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  16. I. I. Barnett & Walter E. Block (2011). Rejoinder to Bagus and Howden on Borrowing Short and Lending Long. Journal of Business Ethics 100 (2):229-238.
    In Barnett and Block (J Bus Ethics 88(4):711–716, 2009a), the present authors claim that borrowing short and lending long is fraudulent, and thus ought to be prohibited on legal grounds. Bagus and Howden (J Bus Ethics 90(3):399, 2009) take issue with our ethical analysis. The present paper is our response to these authors; it is an attempt to defend Barnett and Block (J Bus Ethics 88(4):711–716, 2009a) against the very interesting and important, although we believe, erroneous, criticisms of Bagus and (...)
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  17. Walter Block (2011). Critical Comment on Klein and Clark on Direct and Overall Liberty. Reason Papers 33:110-136.
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  18. Walter Block (2011). David Friedman and Libertarianism: A Critique. Libertarian Papers 3.
    David Friedman attacks deontological or principled libertarianism from a utilitarian point of view. The present essay is an attempt to refute his critique of this philosophy, and to cast aspersions on the utilitarian version of libertarianism he favors.
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  19. Walter Block (2011). Evictionism is Libertarian; Departurism is Not: Critical Comment on Parr. Libertarian Papers 3.
    Evictionist theory allows the mother of an unwanted fetus not to kill it but to at any time evict it from her womb, even if it sometimes means the death of the latter. Departurism is incompatible with that philosophy. Parr supports the latter theory. The present paper is devoted to a refutation of that perspective.
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  20. Walter Block (2011). Hoppe, Kinsella and Rothbard II on Immigration: A Critique. Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):593-623.
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  21. Walter Block (2011). How Not to Defend the Market: Acritique of Easton, Miron, Bovard, Friedman and Boudreaux. Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):581-592.
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  22. Walter Block (2011). Illiberal Libertarians: Why Libertarianism is Not a Liberal View, and a Good Thing Too; Reply to Samuel Freeman. Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):537-580.
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  23. Walter Block (2011). Review of Ostrom's Governing the Commons. [REVIEW] Libertarian Papers 3.
    The lynchpin perhaps even the very foundation of free market environmentalism is the tragedy of the commons. If we do not have private property rights in land, endangered animal species, fish, trees, etc., then there will be a real danger, as the left wing environmentalists charge, of extinction of these resources. Prof. Eleanor Ostrom attempts to show that this is not so; that private property rights are not at all needed if we are to escape environmental degradation of this sort. (...)
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  24. Walter Block (2011). Review of Easterly's The White Man's Burden. [REVIEW] Libertarian Papers 3.
    William Easterly has a reputation of being a free enterprise oriented economist. Were this not the case, his 2006 book The White Man’s Burden would not have been such a disappointment. In the event, this author misunderstands economic planning; buys into the fallacious notion of the poverty trap ; accepts a positive role for government in development, just as does Easterly’s target, Jeffrey Sachs; calls for state investment in early education; extols the virtues of democracy; attacks the idea of private (...)
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  25. Walter Block (2011). Response to Wisniewski on Abortion, Round Three. Libertarian Papers 3.
    Most people are aware of the pro-choice and the pro-life perspectives on abortion. But there is a third one, based on libertarianism called evictionism. I have written on this philosophy on numerous occasions . Wisniewski has criticized this viewpoint. The present essay is a response to Wisniewski.
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  26. Walter Block (2011). Rejoinder to Hoppe on Immigration. Journal of Libertarian Studies 22:771-792.
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  27. Walter Block (2011). Reply to Hellmer on Sweatshops. Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):719-739.
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  28. Walter Block (2011). Rejoinder to Kinsella and Tinsley on Incitement, Causation, Aggression and Praxeology. Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):641-664.
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  29. Walter Block (2011). Rejoinder to Murphy and Callahan on Hoppe's Argumentation Ethics. Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):631-639.
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  30. Walter Block (2011). The Human Body Shield. Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):625-630.
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  31. Walter Block (2011). Terri Schiavo. Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):527-536.
  32. Walter E. Block (2011). Ayn Rand, Religion, and Libertarianism. Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 11 (1):63 - 79.
    Ayn Rand most certainly favored liberty, although she renounced the "libertarian" appellation. Yet, in her continuous, contemptuous and shrill attacks on religion, she was denigrating an institution that has made great contributions to freedom. The present essay is an attempt to right the balance; to demonstrate that religion and liberty are not the enemies supposed by Rand.
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  33. Walter Block & Laura Davidson (2011). The Case Against Fiduciary Media: Ethics is the Key. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 98 (3):505 - 511.
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  34. Walter Block & Hans Hoppe (2011). On Property and Exploitation. Nuova Civiltà Delle Macchine 29 (1/2):487-500.
     
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  35. Jeremiah Dyke & Walter Block (2011). Explorations in Property Rights: Conjoined Twins. Libertarian Papers 3.
    We attempt to shed light on property rights by examining the case of conjoined twins. We do so since their situation is perhaps among the most challenging of all cases of separating “mine” from “thine.”.
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  36. William Barnett Ii & Walter E. Block (2011). Rejoinder to Bagus and Howden on Borrowing Short and Lending Long. Journal of Business Ethics 100 (2):229 - 238.
    In Barnett and Block (J Bus Ethics 88(4): 711-716, 2009a), the present authors claim that borrowing short and lending long is fraudulent, and thus ought to be prohibited on legal grounds. Bagus and Howden (J Bus Ethics 90(3): 399, 2009) take issue with our ethical analysis. The present paper is our response to these authors; it is an attempt to defend Barnett and Block (J Bus Ethics 88(4): 711-716, 2009a) against the very interesting and important, although we believe, erroneous, criticisms (...)
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  37. Walter Block (2010). Austro-Libertarian Publishing: A Survey and Critique. Reason Papers 32:107-135.
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  38. Walter Block (2010). Climate Science Research is Rigged: But What About Economics? Etica E Politica 12 (2):294-305.
    Recent discoveries have revealed that there is intellectual bias in the field of climate science; the present paper makes the case that this moral and intellectual rot has also affected the field of economics.
     
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  39. Walter Block (2010). Is There an "Anomalous" Section of the Laffer Curve? Libertarian Papers 2.
    When an economy is at the upper part of the Laffer curve, a reduction in tax rates will, somewhat paradoxically, lead to a rise in the amount of money, both relatively and absolutely, the taxpayer will retain, but, also, to an increase in government revenues collected. The former result is a welcome one, from the libertarian perspective, not so the latter. Does this example exhibit a slight anomaly for the free enterprise philosophy , or does it furnish a true conundrum. (...)
     
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  40. Walter Block (2010). Libertarianism is Unique and Belongs Neither to the Right nor the Left: A Critique of the Views of Long, Holcombe, and Baden on the Left, Hoppe, Feser, and Paul of the Right. Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):127-170.
     
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  41. Walter Block (2010). Milton Friedman on Intolerance: A Critique. Libertarian Papers 2.
    Milton Friedman had long declared himself a small “l” libertarian . But, libertarianism is based on the twin pillars of the non aggression axiom and private property predicated on homesteading and peaceful exchange. Friedman adopts none of this. Instead, he undergirds his philosophy on “tolerance,” which is no part of libertarianism. Thus, his claim to the mantle of libertarianism, big or small “L” it matters not which, is called into question.
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  42. Walter Block (2010). Objections to the Libertarian Stem Cell Compromise. Libertarian Papers 2.
    In Block I offered a compromise between the pro choice position that fervently supports stem cell research, and the pro life philosophy which bitterly opposes it. The compromise was a contest: allow would be researchers to create as many fertilized eggs as they wished. But, also, these should be offered up to would be parents to adopt all of these “children” as they wanted. If and only if there were any unadopted fetuses remaining in the laboratories of the nation would (...)
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  43. Walter Block (2010). Review of Huebert's Libertarianism Today. [REVIEW] Libertarian Papers 2.
    Libertarianism Today, by Jacob Huebert , is an excellent introduction to libertarianism. In contrast to many other recent books about libertarianism, a consistent non-compromising libertarianism is defended throughout this book.
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  44. Walter Block (2010). Rejoinder to Borer on the NAP. Libertarian Papers 2.
    Borer launches a spirited attack on my own promulgation and defense of the non aggression principle as the lynchpin of libertarianism, as adumbrated in several of my published papers . The two of us, Borer and me, in my opinion, achieve real disagreement, a goal not always reached in the libertarian debates. That is, Borer is succinct, on point, and offers a real challenge to those of us in the Rothbardian tradition, who see the NAP as the very basis of (...)
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  45. Walter Block (2010). Rejoinder to Carnis on Private Roads. Libertarian Papers 2.
    Carnis is a commentary on a debate I have been having with Tullock on the privatization of roads. The present paper is a rejoinder to Carnis who is highly critical of Tullock’s share of the debate, and offers some luke-warm support of my side of this issue, plus some criticisms of it.
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  46. Walter Block (2010). Response to Jakobsson on Human Body Shields. Libertarian Papers 2.
    A grabs B and uses him as a body shield. That is, A hides behind B , and from that vantage point, shoots at C. According to libertarian theory, may B shoot at C, or, is it proper that C pull the trigger at B? In the view of Rothbard , the former is correct: B is entitled to gun down C. In my view, this is incorrect. Rather, it would be lawful to C to properly kill B. . Jakobsson (...)
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  47. Walter Block (2010). Rejoinder to Machan on Anarchism and Limited Statism. Journal of Libertarian Studies 24.
     
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  48. Walter Block (2010). Rejoinder to Wisniewski on Abortion. Libertarian Papers 2.
    I have published more than just a few papers on the abortion issue. Instead of taking either the pro choice or the pro life position, I offer a third alternative: evictionism. I claim that this perspective, which, as it happens is a principled compromise between the other two positions, is the only one compatible with libertarianism. Wisniewski offers several not unreasonable challenges to my thesis. The present paper is my attempt to refute each and every one of them.
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  49. Walter Block (2010). Toward a Libertarian Theory of Guilt and Punishment for the Crime of Statism. Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):665.
     
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