Compromising the Uncompromisable: Discrimination

American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 57, No. 2, 1998

15 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2011

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Walter E. Block

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

Date Written: July, 13 2011

Abstract

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 enslavement or the equivalent are unconvincing. These "solutions" punish innocent people for the evil doings of others. This essay concludes with some thoughts about the forced transfer of some property now owned by whites to some blacks. A problem of social justice exists but it is not the problem addressed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., Compromising the Uncompromisable: Discrimination (July, 13 2011). American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 57, No. 2, 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1885075

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