Friday, March 4, 2016

Is Libertarianism Compatible With a Kibbutz

Rick Miller emails Dr. Walter Block:

In your view, would a society that does not prohibit people from organizing into socialist communes if they so desire be compatible with libertarianism?

 Dr. Block responds:
Dear Rick: 
Yes. This already occurs. 
All of these organizations live by the “Marxist” notion of from each according to his abilty, to each according to his need. But, they do so on a voluntary basis, so they are all in accord with libertarianism: 
            nunnery, convent, kibbutz, commune, collective, syndicalists, cooperatives, monastery, abbey, priory, friary, religious community; family
Best regards, 
Walter E. Block, Ph.D.
Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics
Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business                   
Loyola University New Orleans

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