Walter Block
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Walter Block

Austrian School economist and prominent anarcho-capitalist


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Walter Edward Block is an American Austrian School economist and anarcho-capitalist theorist. He currently holds the Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Economics at the J. A. Butt School of Business at Loyola University New Orleans, and is a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. He is best known for his 1976 book Defending the Undefendable, which takes contrarian positions in defending acts which are illegal or disreputable but Block argues are actually victimless crimes or benefit the public.

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College

Senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn

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