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Defending the Undefendable – Walter Block

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posted on May, 24 2010 @ 10:05 AM
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From my blog, Fascist Soup:


Walter Block is a man of ultimate power.

In this epic series, Block defends pimps, drug dealers, corrupt cops, and other “evil” people.

This series is why Walter Block is one of my favorite economists to ever walk the face of the Earth.

Ever.

The entire book can be found here in pdf format free of charge.

You can listen to the entire book read by a professional voice actor here. You can also download the book for free from the Mises Institute ITunes University store.

Each chapter presents specific arguments against each ‘evil’ and is self-consistent, thus you can skip right to which ever argument you want to hear without having to listen to the entire book up to that point and it will still make sense.

A short excerpt:


The following well-known joke illustrates this point. A good
looking man asks an attractive and “virtuous” woman if she will
go to bed with him for $100,000.00. She is appalled by the offer.
However, after some reflection she concludes that as evil as prostitution
is, she could use the proceeds of the offer for charity and
good works. The man seems charming, not at all dangerous or
repugnant. She shyly says, “Yes.” The man then asks: “How
about for $20.00?” The woman indignantly replies, “How dare
you, what kind of woman do you think I am!” as she slaps his
face. “Well we’ve already established what kind of woman you
are. Now, we’re trying to establish the price,” he replies. The
degree to which the man’s reply strikes a telling blow against the
woman is a small measure of the scorn heaped upon individuals
involved in this kind of endeavor.





[edit on 24-5-2010 by mnemeth1]




posted on May, 24 2010 @ 10:39 AM
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You're right about it being self-consitant; I skipped ahead to the section on blackmail.

There are actually some good arguements there. I feel though a lot of factors that make blackmail 'wrong' are being left purposely to fulfill the title of the book but it certainly makes it difficult to claim that such acts are 'pure evil'.



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 11:21 AM
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ill have to download and give it a listen.

i normally listen to books at work. (im a postman not just freeloading at work)

so ill load it to my mp3 player and listen to it while out on my round tomorrow



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 12:00 PM
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Awesome book.
Thanks for both links to the source.



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 06:58 PM
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np.

The world would be a better place if more people read Block.



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 07:34 PM
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Originally posted by mnemeth1
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np.

The world would be a better place if more people read Block.


Hell, the world would be a better place if just Obama read Block



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