Block’s Lectures: Free and Open to the Public

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The first four of these lectures, see below, are free and open to the public. Just c’mon down; no need to get in touch with any of the contacts. The last one, at Columbia, is an exception. There, you need to get in touch with the contact, Jamie Maarten, in order to gain access.

Feb 1. Central Islip, New York 11722; Touro Law School, 12:30–1:30pm; 225 Eastview Drive, room number, 210; topic: Legalizing Drugs; contact Yan Katsnelson 917 495 7002,; 917 495 7002

Feb 1. New York City, NY. New York Law School, 185 W. Broadway (between Worth and Franklin Streets, 5:00–7:00pm; street address; room number, A700; topic: Legalization of Consenting Adult Behavior; contact: William Daks;; Ian Kaplan or William Daks (347-531-7452)

Feb 2. New York City, NY. Fordham University Law School, 12:30–2:00 pm, 140 West 62nd Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam. Room 302, debate with Fordham Law Professor Richard Squire,; topic: “When Should Government Intervene in the Financial Markets?” Walter Block: “never”; Richard Squire: “never say never”; contact: Reuvain Borchardt,

Feb 2. New York City, NY 10012 New York University Law School, 40 Washington Square South; accessible to the ACEBDFV subways, which are one block west at Sixth Avenue and Third Street; 4:00–6:00pm, room number, VH214; topic:Rent Control; contact: Andrew Kloster,, 847-544-8651

Feb 2. New York City, Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall, 8–10pm; topic: Austrian Economics and Libertarian Political Philosophy, plus, my life as a student at Columbia in the late 1960s, reminiscing about the people I met then: my teachers at Columbia: Gary Becker, Jacob Mincer, Phillip Cagan, Arthur Burns, Albert Hart, Jagdish Bhagwhati, William Vickrey, William Landes, Roger Alcaly; from NYC: Murray N. Rothbard, Milton Friedman, Ayn Rand, Nathaniel Branden, Robert Nozick, and Ludwig von Mises; if you do not have access to Columbia; University ID, contact: Jamie Maarten, President, Columbia University Libertarians, who says: tell any non-Columbia students who want to attend this lecture that they can email me ( and I will make sure they can get access to Lerner Hall for the night. I shall be dedicating this talk to the memory of John David Fernandez.

12:15 am on January 29, 2010