Friday, December 23, 2016

Walter Block On Trump's Call for Greatly Expanded Nuclear Capability

I asked Dr. Walter Block about Donald Trump's call for a greatly expanded  U.S. nuclear capability.

Below is his response:
Dear Bob:

My thoughts on this are very negative. Right now, we and the Russians can blow each other off the face of the earth 100 fold. We're going to 1000 fold? That's crazy. Nuclear weapons are incompatible with libertarianism. We ought to be going in the exact opposite direction.

I have written about this here:

Block, Walter E. and Matthew Block. 2000. “Toward a Universal Libertarian Theory of Gun (Weapon) Control,” Ethics, Place and Environment, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 289-298; http://www.walterblock.com/publications/theory_gun_control.pdf; https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228127780_Toward_a_Universal_Libertarian_Theory_of_Gun_(Weapon)_Control_A_Spatial_and_Georgraphical_Analysis?ev=prf_pub

Best regards,

Walter

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

1 comment:

  1. I wrote Scott Adams a tweet on this.

    "@ScottAdamsSays Do you think Joe America can make sense of Trump? He seems like Ron Paul one day and John Bolton on another."

    https://twitter.com/ilovegrover/status/812508523951030272

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