#923 Overall Influence

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 School of Business at Loyola University New Orleans, and is a senior fellow of the non-profit think-tank 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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What schools is this person affiliated with?

College of the Holy Cross

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Public research university in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

Loyola University New Orleans

Private university in New Orleans

Brooklyn College

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

George Mason University

Public liberal arts and research university in Fairfax, Virginia

University of Central Arkansas

University in the United States

Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#66 World Rank
#279 World Rank
#959 World Rank