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Walter E. Block is the chair in economics at Loyola University in New Orleans. He is also an adjunct scholar at the Mises Institute and the Hoover Institute.
The Difference Between Direct and Indirect Help to the Poor
Commentary There are two very different ways to help the poor. One is beloved of the left, but ...
May 30, 2023
The Marvel of the Invisible Hand
Commentary Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” is certainly the most wondrous, astounding, and marvelous concept in all of economics, ...
March 20, 2023
Commentary Social Security is the third rail of U.S. politics. President Joe Biden has recently made great hay ...
March 2, 2023
My Response to Jeffrey Tucker on COVID
Commentary Jeff Tucker says this about me: “We could also mention the tragic case of Walter Block, a ...
February 8, 2023
Too Much Choice
Commentary Back in 2015, in a highly publicized comment, Bernie Sanders said there was too much choice in ...
September 27, 2022
The Minimum Wage Law Must Be Repealed
Commentary Perhaps the most sophisticated argument in favor of the minimum wage law is the one based on ...
August 24, 2022
In Praise of Ideological Diversity
Commentary We need more diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the ideological dimension. This should hold true everywhere, ...
July 4, 2022
Prayer Most Certainly Should Be a Firing Offense in a Government School
Commentary Joe Kennedy lost his high school football coaching job. Did he engage in any untoward behavior with ...
June 3, 2022
A Poison Pill
Commentary The poison pill has been in the news of late. No, this has nothing to do with ...
April 19, 2022
The Canadian Metric System
Commentary In January 1970, with its “White Paper on Metric Conversion in Canada” the government of that country ...
March 31, 2022
Commentary Should doctors be allowed, by law, to fulfill medical prescriptions for their patients? Until recently, Montana forbade ...
January 10, 2022
Who Is to Blame?
Commentary Darrell E. Brooks Jr. is accused of driving his SUV into a crowd of people. He allegedly ...
January 6, 2022
Where Have All the Liberals Gone?
Commentary Peter Seeger poignantly asked, "Where have all the flowers gone?" I ask, instead, where have all the ...
December 2, 2021
Commentary In the view of Terry McAuliffe, former Virginia gubernatorial candidate, “I don’t think parents should be telling ...
November 10, 2021
Appreciating Black Free-Enterprisers
Commentary White advocates of laissez-faire capitalism are a dime a dozen. Diminishing marginal utility is what makes black ...
November 3, 2021
Words Can Never Harm You?
Commentary There are only two ways to fight for liberty. One of them is physically. But our friends ...
October 21, 2021
If America Is Irredeemably Racist, Why Is Immigration Only in One Direction?
Commentary Haitians have been massing at the southern border of the United States, and their situation is precarious. ...
October 12, 2021
Should Universities Cancel Critical Race Theory?
Commentary There are numerous politicians who fervently wish critical race theory (CRT) to besquelched, cancelled, and ignored. This ...
August 31, 2021
Buildings Collapsing: the Fault of Capitalism?
Commentary What do we learn from the story of the Three Little Pigs? One of them built his ...
August 18, 2021
Tax Rates Race to the Bottom?
Commentary According to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, global corporate income taxes have been lo these many years ...
June 22, 2021
Saving Girls’ Sports
Commentary The feminists are illogical, once again. Nowadays, the feminists are all up in arms about the intervention ...
May 18, 2021
Should Those Responsible for the Minimum Wage Law Be Indicted as Criminals?
Commentary In the view of most economists, a minimum wage law will raise the compensation of some unskilled ...
April 14, 2021
Trump Will Win When Justice Is Done!
Commentary The evidence seems to be overwhelming that massive voter fraud has occurred in at least six states: ...
December 15, 2020
Privatize PBS and NPR
Commentary In this era of the pandemic, it's even more important than otherwise that the general public has ...
June 10, 2020
Free Enterprise Is the Best Way to Help the Black Community
Commentary President Donald Trump is fully aware that if he can garner even 20 percent of the black ...
May 19, 2020
Tariffs and National Security
Commentary Here is a naked and highly credible threat uttered by a Chinese economist: “We are at the ...
April 20, 2020
Rent Control and Limiting Tenant Security Deposits: Still a Bad Idea
Commentary Profits tend to equalize over all industries, setting aside differential risk. If profits are 50 percent in ...
April 20, 2020
Covenant Shooter’s Parents Transferring Rights to Daughter’s Writings Over to Victim’s Families
The Potentially Long-Term and Fatal Consequences of Wildfire Smoke
Biden, British PM Strike New Economic Partnership, Touting ‘Indispensable Alliance’
Supreme Court Affirms Right of Nursing Home Patient to Sue the State
Bud Light No Longer the Top-Selling Beer Brand in US Amid Boycott
Instagram Algorithms Promote Pedophile Networks: Investigation Finds
California Gov. Newsom Proposes 28th Amendment to Limit Gun Rights, Impose ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban
SEC’s Gensler Likens Crypto to ‘Fraudsters, Scam Artists, Ponzi Schemes’ of 1920s
EXCLUSIVE: Dozens of Capitol Police Riot Helmets Were Confiscated Just Before Jan. 6, Former Lieutenant Says
Joseph M. Hanneman
Los Angeles Times Cutting More Than 10 Percent of Newsroom