A Libertarian Perspective on Political Economy

George C. Leef, LIBERTARIANS AND LIBERALISM: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF GERARD RADNITKY, Hardy Bouillon, ed., July 1997

32 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2011

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Walter E. Block

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

Date Written: July 21, 2011

Abstract

In this Essay I shall try to set out the basic premises of libertarianism, and to apply them to issues such as socialism, capitalism, unionism, free trade, pay equity, minimum wages, underdeveloped countries and pollution. It is important that this be done since if we are to discuss this philosophy, we do well to have a clear account of it before us. In that way, whether we accept it or not, we shall not have to fear talking at cross purposes; we will at least all be undertaking a dialogue on the same issue. Perhaps we shall only achieve informed disagreement, but this is a far better result than misunderstanding, the condition that plagues much of dialogue on economic questions.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., A Libertarian Perspective on Political Economy (July 21, 2011). George C. Leef, LIBERTARIANS AND LIBERALISM: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF GERARD RADNITKY, Hardy Bouillon, ed., July 1997. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1892323

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