Berman on Blackmail: Taking Motives Fervently

Florida State University Business Review, Vol. 3, p. 57, 2003

58 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

Should blackmail be legalized? In the view of most people, this is a no-brainer. Of course blackmail should not be made licit. It is a vicious crime. Berman has his finger on the pulse of the man in the street when he says: “It is a safe bet that blackmail’s criminalization does not appear puzzling to the casual observer. Not only does it resemble other varieties of theft, the criminalization of which rarely raises eyebrows, but blackmail just smells likes [sic] a nasty practice.” I will argue to the contrary.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., Berman on Blackmail: Taking Motives Fervently (July, 13 2011). Florida State University Business Review, Vol. 3, p. 57, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1885095

Walter E. Block (Contact Author)

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