Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Walter Block Challenges Don Bodreaux to Debate

Dear Don:

I have been a long time admirer of your numerous op eds and letters to the editor setting straight people on things like the min wage law, tariffs, rent control, etc. So, this letter is part fan mail.
However, you and I also part company on several other issues, see below. So, I’d like to challenge you to a public debate on any of them. (I just learned that you like public debates, as do I, otherwise I would not be making you this offer:

 I’m copying on this Bob Wenzel, since it is through his blog that I learned of your enjoyment of public debates, and, also, another buddy of mine, Gene Epstein, who puts on public debates in NYC, and might do so for the two of us.

Best regards,


Walter E. Block, Ph.D.
Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics                     
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Avenue, Box 15, Miller Hall 318                                                         
New Orleans, LA 70118                                                                                                               
Skype: Walter.Block4
tel: (504) 864-7934

Block, Walter E. 2011. "How Not To Defend the Market: A critique of Easton, Miron, Bovard, Friedman and Boudreaux ." Journal of Libertarian Studies; Vol. 22, pp. 581–592;

 Block, Walter E. 2016. “On Don Boudreaux on consumer and individual sovereignty.” June 28;

Block vs. Wenzel. 2016. “On Boudreaux and Consumer Sovereignty.” July 2;

Block, Walter E. and William Barnett II. Forthcoming. “Boudreaux on high wages.” Revista Procesos de Mercado

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