Reparations, Once Again

REPARATIONS, ONCE AGAIN, Springer Science, 2007

14 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2011

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Date Written: July 7, 2011

Abstract

Reparations whether to blacks for slavery, or to Indians for land theft, or to settle any number of other conflicts, has an interesting political background. Analysts on the left, who are usually no friend of private property rights, nevertheless rely on this doctrine to support their case for reparations. Those on the right, in contrast, who supposedly defend the institution of property rights, jettison them when it comes to reparations. It is only libertarians, such as the present authors, who both favor private property rights in general, and, also, apply them to the issue of reparations, who are logically consistent.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., Reparations, Once Again (July 7, 2011). REPARATIONS, ONCE AGAIN, Springer Science, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1881062

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