Wednesday, August 16, 2017

EXCLUSIVE Walter Block Issues Statement on Federal Court Ruling in His Favor

Following news of the federal court victory for Walter Block against the New York Times,out to Dr. Block has issued the following statement to Target Liberty:
I am not usually a fan of the US justice system. However, I must acknowledge, that at least in this one case the court put the matter exactly correctly. I am very grateful to these judges for seeing through the fog perpetrated by the NYTimes on this matter. Yes, they used my exact words, slavery would "not be so bad" but they entirely dropped the context of what I was saying. They made  it appear that I did not opposed actual slavery. Au contraire, I have a long paper trail, stretching over many years, not only opposing this vile practice, but, also, calling for reparations to the grandchildren of those who were kidnapped in this vicious system:

Alston and Block, 2007; Block, 1993, 2001, 2002; Block and Yeatts, 1999-2000

Alston, Wilton D. and Walter E. Block. 2007. “Reparations, Once Again.” Human Rights Review, Vol. 9, No. 3, September, pp. 379-392;

Block, Walter E. 1993. “Malcolm X,” Fraser Forum, January, pp. 18-19;

Block, Walter E. 2001. “The Moral Dimensions of Poverty, Entitlements and Theft,” The Journal of Markets and Morality, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 83-93;;;

Block, Walter E. 2002. “On Reparations to Blacks for Slavery,” Human Rights Review, Vol. 3, No. 4, July-September, pp. 53-73;
(David Horowitz)

Block, Walter E. and Guillermo Yeatts. 1999-2000. “The Economics and Ethics of Land Reform: A Critique of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace’s ‘Toward a Better Distribution of Land: The Challenge of Agrarian Reform,’” Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 37-69;


  1. The reparations part surprised me, is this common libertarian belief?

    1. Just my opinion...but I think you need to actually read the paper before asking questions like that. In short: "No" and Block does not think that either. Read the paper lol.

  2. Since I had no ancestors on this continent during the time of slavery, I hope I am exempted from having reparations stripped from my paycheck.

    1. I suggest you actually read the paper in question.

  3. How does Walter Block's reparations analogy across generations not stand on the erroneous concept of intrinsic value?