Defense of Walter Block's Call of Support for Wisconsin Union Thugs
by Robert Wenzel: On
Koch Supported Herman Cain
would probably be just as correct to title this post Block Made
Easier, as I am not attempting a new defense of Professor Block's
support of union thugs, but simply making an attempt to put
the Professor's argument in a form that might be more easily understandable.
are walking at night in Boston's beautiful Boston Common. It's late,
and this being a public park, there is no protection in the park.
As you walk down the park, you see two local thugs Scott and Union.
Now Union is smaller than Scott, so he fights a little different
than Scott but they are both thugs. Scott being bigger, meaner and
tougher, he usually controls the mugging. You really wouldn't want
to run into either one of these guys alone, but together, you are
in double bad luck.
As they head
towards you, Scott bursts out to Union, hey I'm sick of this 50/50
split. I want 80% because I am bigger and stronger, you can still
loot but I am only going to give you 20%. Suddenly, they stop heading
towards you. A fight breaks out between them. Do you root for Scott
to beat Union instantly to a pulp? Of course not.
gets done with Union, his next stop will be you. Since they are
both thugs, you keep hoping that they keep slamming at each other.
You kinda root for Union to get in a good couple of slams against
Scott to keep the fight going. The last thing you want is for either
to win because then you are next.
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