a nice letter, and my response

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—–Original Message—–
From: Johnson, Eric, Mr, DCAA [mailto:Eric.Johnson@dcaa.mil]
Sent: Thu 7/24/2014 9:30 AM
To: wblock@loyno.edu
Subject: you are the man!

Dr. Block,

I hope emails such as this are more than clutter for your inbox. I simply wanted to thank you. I thank you for your ongoing efforts in the name of liberty. I can scarcely find a topic within economics or libertarianism which you have not thoroughly illuminated.

We’ve only met once, briefly. But your tireless works flourish all over the internet, and you’ve impacted my life far more than you could ever know.

I admire you. I thank you. I encourage you to never quit!

Eric

—–Original Message—–
From: Walter Block
Sent: Thu 7/24/2014 12:03 PM
To: Johnson, Eric, Mr, DCAA
Subject: RE: you are the man!

Dear Eric:

Thanks. Your letter made my day. I have no intention of quitting. When and if I reach 90 years of age, I’ll seriously consider retiring from my job at Loyola. But never in life from promoting Austrian economics and libertarianism.

Best regards,

Walter

From: Walter Block [mailto:walterblock@business.loyno.edu]
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:15 PM
To: Walter Block; Johnson, Eric, Mr, DCAA
Subject: RE: you are the man!

Dear Eric:

I’d like to post this. Shall I make you anonymous, or may I use all the info I have on you?

Best regards,

Walter

Walter E. Block, Ph.D.
Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics
Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Avenue, Box 5, Miller Hall 318
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel: (504) 864-7934
fax: (504) 864-7970
wblock@loyno.edu

—–Original Message—–
From: Johnson, Eric, Mr, DCAA [mailto:Eric.Johnson@dcaa.mil]
Sent: Thu 7/24/2014 1:24 PM
To: Walter Block
Subject: RE: you are the man!

I would take great pride in your posting this! Please use all the info that you have. If you need more, I’m happy to provide it.

Eric Johnson

From: Walter Block [mailto:walterblock@business.loyno.edu]
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:32 PM
To: Johnson, Eric, Mr, DCAA
Subject: RE: you are the man!

give me more info, please.

Walter E. Block, Ph.D.
Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics
Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Avenue, Box 5, Miller Hall 318
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel: (504) 864-7934
fax: (504) 864-7970
wblock@loyno.edu

Sure. I’m not exactly sure what kind of information you are looking for. I’m a certified public account. I’m a happy husband and father. I live in the tax jurisdiction of Florida. I’m a Rothbardian anarcho-capitalist. (Although, I think I may have found a disagreement with him in the realm of intellectual property – I’m having trouble with his stance on copyrights). I have no formal education in the areas of libertarianism or Austrian Economics. But I find them both fascinating, and I’ve now read dozens of books on them.

I’m sure my story is common. Ron Paul really helped to wake me up during his last presidential campaign. LRC was (and still is) instrumental in my daily search for answers. A few years later, I’m now well acquainted with great works by Mises, Rothbard, the entire cast of LRC, and numerous others.

In short, there really is no special information to report. I am just an appreciative fan. I do my best to learn the truth, and spread it where I can. If there is something specific you want to know, just ask.

Eric N. Johnson, CPA

9:39 pm on August 13, 2014