The Privatization of Roads and Highways

The Mises Institute is pleased to introduce Walter Block‘s remarkable new treatise on private roads, a 494-page book that will cause you to rethink the whole of the way modern transportation networks operate. It is bold, innovative, radical, compelling, and shows how free-market economic theory is the clarifying lens through which to see the failures […]

Building Blocks for Liberty

Walter Block ranks among the most prolific and provocative libertarian thinkers in human history. This volume fills an important gap in his corpus of writing: a series of accessible articles on cutting edge topics. His research and writing on roads, education, labor, secession, drugs, and money fill the scholarly journals, but these reductions bring this […]

Toward a Libertarian Theory of Guilt and Punishment for the Crime of Statism

TOWARD A LIBERTARIAN THEORY OF GUILT AND PUNISHMENT FOR THE CRIME OF STATISM WALTER BLOCK THIS PAPER IS AN attempt to combine the insights of Van Creveld (1999) concerning statism with libertarian theory in order to forge a theory of justified punishment for the crime of engaging in statist, governmental or other gangster activity.   […]

Austrian Economics and Libertarianism

Walter Block, an Austrian school economist and anarcho-libertarian philosopher, is 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. He is the author of the books Defending the Undefendable, Labor Economics From A Free Market Perspective, Economics and […]

Public Education: Who Is It For?

By Jordan Reel Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business Loyola University New Orleans 6363 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70118 jtreel@loyno.edujtreel@loyno.edu and Walter E. Block, Ph.D. Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business Loyola University New Orleans 6363 St. Charles Avenue, Box […]

Compromising the Uncompromisable

by Walter Block The market contains fail-safe mechanisms to help those who are subjected to discrimination. A consistent libertarian philosophy must come out for a total repeal of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law either is unnecessary or irrelevant. Efforts to claim that special legal privileges for minorities are reparations for years of […]

Economics in One Lesson

Introduction to the 2007 Edition of Economics in One Lesson Writing this introduction is a labor of love for me. You know how women sometimes say to each other “This dress is you! ” Well, this book is me! This was the first book on economics that just jumped out and grabbed me. I had read a few […]

Is There a Right To Unionize?

By Walter Block January 1, 2004 I resist the notion that we have a “right to unionize” or that unionization is akin, or, worse, an implication of, the right to freely associate. Yes, theoretically, a labor organization could limit itself to organizing a mass quit unless they got what they wanted. That would indeed be […]