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Walter Block

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Speeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesLibertarian PapersArticles of Interest

AwardsGary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Defense of LibertyMurray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom

Walter Block is the Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Economics at Loyola University, senior fellow of the Mises Institute, and regular columnist for LewRockwell.com.

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Defending the Gypsy Cab Driver

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/07/2010Mises Daily Articles
"New York City taxicab licenses are strictly limited in number — so much so, that they have been sold for as much as $30,000. This effectively bars the poor from entering the field as owners."
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Defending the Slumlord

Capital and Interest TheoryEntrepreneurshipPhilosophy and Methodology

06/30/2010Audio/Video
The owner of ghetto housing differs little from any other purveyor of low-cost merchandise, writes Walter Block. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Jeff Riggenbach.
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Defending the Rate Buster

The EntrepreneurMonetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

06/23/2010Audio/Video
There is as much work to be done as there are unfulfilled desires. Therefore, no matter how much work the rate buster completes, he cannot possibly exhaust or even make an appreciable dent in the amount of work to be done, writes Walter Block. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Jeff Riggenbach.
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Defending the Rate Buster

Free MarketsPolitical TheoryPricesProduction Theory

06/23/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Because of rate busting, society as a whole will move toward greater and greater satisfaction and prosperity."
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Defending the Speculator

Financial MarketsCapital and Interest TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

06/09/2010Audio/Video
The truth of the matter is that, far from causing starvation and famines, it is the speculator who prevents them. And far from safeguarding the lives of the people, it is the dictator who must bear the prime responsibility for causing the famine in the first place, writes Walter Block. This audio...
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