Many of us struggle with coming to terms with the truth, especially in the midst of Marxist professors that seek to warp our perspectives on nearly everything. Walter Block is a godsend in this sense having been a close friend and student of the late Murray Rothbard. I had the chance to sit down and discuss a wide range of topics with him, which especially helped me considering I go to a very progressive university in Denver, Colorado. Walter also has a new book out that he co-authored titled Space Capitalism: How Humans will Colonize Planets, Moons, and Asteroids; we discuss throughout the episode why privatization is the only moral way to homestead and claim land and how the State can only interference in this process.
Linked below is both the episode as well as all the links to Walter’s material and other sources we discussed. Walter is as cordial as they come and if you send him an email on any topic he’ll reply with a lifetimes worth of reading; he’s given me nearly six lifetimes worth in the past few years.
Space Capitalism: How Humans will Colonize Planets, Moons, and Asteroids:
Block, Walter E. 1983B. “Protect Canadian Jobs From Immigrants?” Dollars and Sense. February 7; reprinted in Block, Walter E. 2008. Labor Economics from a Free Market Perspective: Employing the Unemployable. London, UK: World Scientific Publishing; https://www.amazon.ca/Labor-Economics-Free-Market Perspective/dp/9812705686/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336603241&sr=1-7;
Available for free here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B00FX9dsY4zJNXU5SmVKYVBQOWs/edit?usp=sharing;
Block, Walter E. 2004. “The State Was a Mistake.” Book review of Hoppe, Han-Hermann, Democracy, The God that Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy and Natural Order, 2001May 25. https://www.mises.org/fullstory.asp?control=1522
Block, Walter E. 2016A. “Contra Hoppe and Brat on immigration.” Management Education Science Technology journal, Vol 4, No. 1, pp. 1-10; https://mest.meste.org/MEST_1_2016/Sadrzaj_eng.html; https://mest.meste.org/MEST_1_2016/7_01.pdf; (1333)
Block, Walter E. 2017.“Immigration and Homesteading.” March. The Journal Jurisprudence. Vol. 35, pp. 9-42; https://www.jurisprudence.com.au/juris35/block.pdf
Block, Walter E. and Gene Callahan. 2003. “Is There a Right to Immigration? A Libertarian Perspective,” Human Rights Review. Vol. 5, No. 1, October-December, pp. 46-71; https://www.walterblock.com/publications/block-callahan_right-immigrate-2003.pdf
Deist, Jeff. 2018. “Block on immigration.” September 4;
Block, Walter E., Alan G. Futerman and Rafi Farber. 2016A. “A Libertarian Approach to the Legal Status of the State of Israel.” Indonesian Journal of International and Comparative Law. Vol. 3, Issue, 2, June, pp. 435-553; (a critique of Murray Rothbard)