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    Time Deposits, Dimensions, and Fraud.William Barnett & Walter E. Block - 2008 - Journal of Business Ethics 88 (4):711-716.
    We stipulate, arguendo, that fractional-reserve-demand deposit banking is per se fraudulent. We ask whether or not time deposit banking can also be illicit, and answer in the positive, if there is a mismatch between the time dimensions of deposits and loans. To wit, if an intermediary borrows short and lends long.
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  2. Rejoinder to Caplan on Bayesian Economics.Walter Block - 2019 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 1:79-95.
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    Time Deposits, Dimensions, and Fraud.I. I. Barnett & Walter E. Block - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 88 (4):711-716.
    We stipulate, arguendo, that fractional-reserve-demand deposit banking is per se fraudulent. We ask whether or not time deposit banking can also be illicit, and answer in the positive, if there is a mismatch between the time dimensions of deposits and loans. To wit, if an intermediary borrows short and lends long.
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    Rejoinder to Bagus and Howden on Borrowing Short and Lending Long.I. I. Barnett & Walter E. Block - 2011 - 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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    Rejoinder to Bagus and Howden on Borrowing Short and Lending Long.William Barnett & Walter E. Block - 2011 - Journal of Business Ethics 100 (2):229-238.
    In Barnett and Block :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 :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 :711–716, 2009a) against the very interesting and important, although we believe, erroneous, criticisms of Bagus and Howden :399, 2009).
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  6. Governmental Inevitability: Reply to Holcombe.Walter Block - 2019 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 3:71-93.
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    The Case Against Fiduciary Media: Ethics is the Key. [REVIEW]Walter Block & Laura Davidson - 2011 - Journal of Business Ethics 98 (3):505 - 511.
    Salerno asserts that in the debate between those who favor and oppose fractional reserve banking, the important issue is not whether or not this institution is inherently fraudulent, but, rather, does it or does it not cause the business cycle. We join this author in thinking both important; however, we reverse this order.
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  8. Toward a Libertarian Theory of Inalienability: A Critique of Rothbard, Barnett, Smith, Kinsella, Gordon, and Epstein.Walter Block - 2003 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 17 (2):39-86.
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    Public Goods and Externalities: The Case of Roads.Walter Block - 1983 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 7 (1):1-34.
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    Teaching Business Ethics: A 'Classificationist' Approach.Walter Block & Paul F. Cwik - 2007 - Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility 16 (2):98–106.
  11. The Human Body Shield.Walter Block - 2010 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):625-630.
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    Discrimination: An Interdisciplinary Analysis. [REVIEW]Walter Block - 1992 - Journal of Business Ethics 11 (4):241 - 254.
    Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, etc., is often morally wrong. But should such behaviour be proscribed by legislation, and penalized by fines or jail sentences? This paper argues that such enactments are incompatible with the law of free association, and with the concept of economic liberty and civil rights.
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  13. Continuums.Walter Block & William Barnett Ii - 2008 - Etica E Politica 10 (1):151-166.
    There are continuum problems in political economy. There are no objective non-debatable solutions to any of them. All answers to them are arbitrary. Responding to these challenges are, ideally, the responsibility of courts, juries, etc.
     
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    Evictionism and Libertarianism.Walter E. Block - 2014 - 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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  15. David Friedman and Libertarianism: A Critique.Walter Block - 2011 - 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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    The Ethics of Tax Evasion.Philipp Bagus, Walter Block, Marian Eabrasu, David Howden & Jérémie Rostan - 2011 - Business and Society Review 116 (3):375-401.
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  17. Drug Prohibition: A Legal and Economic Analysis. [REVIEW]Walter Block - 1993 - Journal of Business Ethics 12 (9):689 - 700.
    This paper argues the case for the legalization of addictive drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. It maintains that there are no market failures which could justify a banning of these substances, and that, as in the earlier historical case of prohibition of alcohol, our present drug policy has increased crime, decreased respect for legitimate law, and created great social upheaval.
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  18. Toward a Libertarian Theory of Guilt and Punishment for the Crime of Statism.Walter Block - 2010 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):665.
     
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    Teaching Business Ethics: A?Classificationist? Approach.Walter Block & Paul F. Cwik - 2007 - Business Ethics: A European Review 16 (2):98-106.
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    Is There a Right to Immigration?: A Libertarian Perspective. [REVIEW]Walter Block & Gene Callahan - 2003 - Human Rights Review 5 (1):46-71.
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    Money Does Not Grow on Trees: An Argument for Usury. [REVIEW]Alyssa Labat & Walter E. Block - 2012 - 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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    The Economics of Insider Trading: A Free Market Perspective.Taylor Smith & Walter E. Block - 2016 - Journal of Business Ethics 139 (1):47-53.
    We deny that asymmetrical information is a market failure. In order to make this case, we subject to critical scrutiny the strongest case for this thesis: the view that laws prohibiting insider trading are viable, necessary, or compatible with the rule of law.
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    On Robert Nozick's 'on Austrian Methodology'.Walter Block - 1980 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 23 (4):397 – 444.
    Austrian economics - the school of thought associated with Carl Menger, Frederick von Weiser, Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk, and in this century, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, Murray N. Rothbard, and Israel Kirzner - is based on a framework of methodological principles and assumptions much at variance with those of traditional or 'orthodox' economists. Robert Nozick, in his 'On Austrian Methodology', focuses attention on the most fundamental features of this framework, and subjects them to a thoroughgoing and scathing analysis. Singled out (...)
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    Hoppe, Kinsella and Rothbard II on Immigration: A Critique.Walter Block - 2010 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):593-623.
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    Academic Freedom and Tenure: Ethical Issues.Richard DeGeorge, Walter E. Block, Ralph F. Fuchs, Robert W. McGee, Richard Rorty & John R. Searle - 1997 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Academic freedom and tenure, both cherished institutions of higher education, are currently under attack by many both outside and within the academy. Richard DeGeorge argues that they can be defended on ethical grounds only if they are joined with appropriate accountability, publicly articulated and defended standards, and conscientious enforcement of these standards by academic institutions and the members of the academic community.
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  26. On Immigration: Reply to Hoppe.Anthony Gregory & Walter Block - 2007 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 21 (3):25-42.
     
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    The Crime of Blackmail: A Libertarian Critique.Walter Block - 1999 - Criminal Justice Ethics 18 (2):3-10.
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    A Libertarian Case for Free Immigration.Walter Block - 1998 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 13 (2):167-186.
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  29. Free Market Transportation: Denationalizing The Roads.Walter Block - 1979 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 3 (2):209-238.
     
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  30. Reply to "Against Libertarian Legalism" by Frank van Dun.Walter Block - 2018 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 2:1-30.
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    A Critique of the Legal and Philosophical Case for Rent Control.Walter Block - 2002 - Journal of Business Ethics 40 (1):75 - 90.
    Rent control is an economic abomination. It diverts investments away from residential rent units, it leads to their deterioration, it is responsible for urban decay such as in the South Bronx, it does not help poor tenants, it is a horrendous means of income redistribution. Yet this economic regulation is beloved of intellectuals (hot beds of pro rent control sentiment are Berkeley, Ann Arbor and Cambridge) particularly in the legal and philosophical communities. The present article is dedicated to an exploration (...)
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  32. Forthcoming.“How Not to Defend the Market,”.Walter E. Block - forthcoming - Journal of Libertarian Studies.
     
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  33. Rejoinder to Murphy and Callahan on Hoppe's Argumentation Ethics.Walter Block - 2010 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):631-639.
     
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  34. Rejoinder to Kinsella and Tinsley on Incitement, Causation, Aggression and Praxeology.Walter Block - 2010 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):641-664.
     
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  35. Libertarianism Vs Objectivism: A Response to Peter Schwartz.Walter Block - 2003 - Reason Papers 26:39-62.
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    Libertarianism Vs. Libertinism.Walter Block - 1994 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 11 (1):117-128.
  37. 11. OBen, Neill & Walter Block - unknown
    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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    Toward a Libertarian Theory of Blackmail.Walter Block - 2001 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 15 (2):55-88.
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    The Detrimental Side Effects of Minimum Wage Laws.Claire Hovenga, Devaja Naik & Walter E. Block - 2013 - Business and Society Review 118 (4):463-487.
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    Rejoinder to Huemer on Animal Rights.Walter E. Block - 2021 - Studia Humana 10 (4):66-77.
    Heumer and I debate animal rights, utilitarianism, libertarianism, morality and philosophy. We agree that suffering is a problem, and diverge, widely, on how to deal with it. I maintain that this author’s reputation as a libertarian, let alone an intellectual leader of this movement, is problematic. Why? That is because libertarianism, properly understood, is a theory of intra-human rights; this philosophy says nothing about right from an extra-human perspective, Heumer to the contrary notwithstanding. That is to say, he is improperly (...)
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    Maturity Mismatching and “Market Failure”.Walter E. Block & William Barnett - 2017 - Journal of Business Ethics 142 (2):313-323.
    The present article is a continuation of the debate two sets of authors have been engaging in regarding one type of maturity mismatching: borrowing short and lending long. All four authors had agreed that this practice can set up the Austrian Business Cycle; the present author denies that BSLL would be a legitimate commercial interaction in the free society; Bagus and Howden continue to maintain that it would be licit. Our main criticism of Bagus and Howden is a reductio ad (...)
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    Roads, Brtoges, Sunlight, and Private Property Rights.Mattew Block & Walter Block - 1996 - Journal de Economistes Et des Etudes Humaines 7 (2-3):351-362.
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    Reply to Hellmer on Sweatshops.Walter Block - 2010 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):719-739.
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    The Feminist Competition/Cooperation Dichotomy.Deborah Walker, Jerry W. Dauterive, Elyssa Schultz & Walter Block - 2004 - Journal of Business Ethics 55 (3):243-254.
    Feminist literature sometimes posits that competition and cooperation are opposites. This dichotomy is important in that it is often invoked in order to explain why mainstream economics has focused on market activity to the exclusion of non-market activity, and why this fascination or focus is sexist. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that the competition/cooperation dichotomy is false. Once the dichotomy is dissolved, those activities which are seen as competitive (masculine) and those which are seen as cooperative (feminine) (...)
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    Coase and Demsetz on Private Property Rights.Walter Block - 1977 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 1 (2):111-115.
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    Hayek's Road to Serfdom.Walter Block - 1996 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 12 (2):339-365.
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    On Reparations to Blacks for Slavery.Walter Block - 2002 - Human Rights Review 3 (4):53-73.
  48. 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.Walter Block - 2010 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):127-170.
  49. Van Dun on Freedom and Property: A Critique.Walter Block - 2010 - Libertarian Papers 2.
    Van Dun rejects private road ownership on the ground that owners will trap homeowners whose property abuts their thoroughfares. The present paper rejects this claim, and demonstrates that a free enterprise system of private ownership will maximize the welfare of householders, not minimize it.
     
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  50. How Not to Defend the Market: Acritique of Easton, Miron, Bovard, Friedman and Boudreaux.Walter Block - 2010 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 22 (1):581-592.
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