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 […]