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Walter E. Block
Walter E. Block is the Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics at Loyola University New Orleans. His Ph.D. was from Columbia University. His interests include Austrian economics and libertarian theory. He has published over 600 articles in refereed journals, 27 books, and thousands of op-eds. He lectures globally at university campuses, business, and civic groups. His main claims to fame are that he once played chess against Friedrich Hayek and on another occasion shook the hand of Ludwig von Mises. He never washed his hand afterward. It is now pretty dirty, but if you shake his hand, you channel this hero of his.
by | Jan 19, 2023

Those of us who favor free enterprise, limited government, property rights, and free trade can no longer support Donald Trump in his quest to win the presidency in 2024. Full disclosure: In 2015, I set up two groups in support…

by | Dec 21, 2022

Although people of the Jewish faith can usually be relied upon to vote that straight party ticket, the Democratic one of course, matters are not so clear this time around. Before we get to that, we have to deal with…

by | Dec 16, 2022

The book Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America! by Ronald Dalton Jr. is now in the news. It is full of vicious, anti-Semitic lies. At a time when we Jews have been all too often subjected to actual physical…

by and | Oct 12, 2021

Imagine a peaceful world. Suddenly, relatively weak Liechtenstein launches rockets into the next-door domain of far stronger Germany. Or posit that Monaco does so against its neighbor, France. These attacks kill dozens, maybe hundreds of people in the attacked countries….

by | Aug 30, 2021

Hypocrisy of the Left? Let me count the ways. Well, at least some of them, since there are more than you can shake a stick at. 1. Gun control You’re not a leftie in good standing unless you bitterly oppose…

by | Apr 16, 2020

Economists predict the future in order to demonstrate that we have a sense of humor. When someone even thinks of adding a decimal point to the mix, all dismal scientists fall to the floor in paroxysms of laughter. If we…

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