Conversations with Nathan Fryzek About Austro-libertarianism and Much More

Letter 1

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:12 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Damages, A Potential Problem

Dear Dr. Block,

Say we get technology that can measure the Butterfly Effect. Then, I get sued because someone in Kentucky got stuck by lightning because I went on walk last week. How would libertarian law deal with this scenario?

______________________________

Nathan Fryzek

Student: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

“There is some fiction in your truth, and some truth in your fiction.”

Dear Nathan:

Read this:

Block, Walter E. and William Barnett II. 2008. “Continuums” Journal Etica e Politica / Ethics & Politics, Vol. 1, pp. 151-166, June; http://www2.units.it/~etica/http://www2.units.it/~etica/2008_1/BLOCKBARNETT.pdf

Best regards,

Walter

Letter 2

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:41 AM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Novel Solution

Dear Walter,

Say we are 95% sure that libertarianism is correct, or that libertarianism is correct in 95% of scenarios.

My compromise is to allow government but to require a 95% vote to pass any law. What do you think of this idea?

______________________________

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

“There is some fiction in your truth, and some truth in your fiction.”

Nathan:

I think that libertarianism is 100% correct, and that the state is 100% evil.

Best regards,

Walter

Letter 3

Dear Nathan:

Not wrong. Just that there are unanswered questions. Why do we own ourselves, for example. I’m not sure. But I don’t think any other philosophy has any answer to this either. Ditto for the continuum challenge.

Some readings:

Block, 2016; Dyke and Block, unpublished; Kinsella, 2006; MacIntosh, 2007; Steiner, 1994A, pp. 242-248, 1994B, 2002, 2008; Vallentyne, 2000, 2002, 2008; Vallentyne, Steiner and Otsuka, 2005; Young, 2015

Block, Walter E. 2016. “How we come to own ourselves.” Polish Academich Journal – Societas et Ius Version; Issue 5; http://apcz.umk.pl/czasopisma/index.php/SeI/issue/view/1107/showTochttp://apcz.umk.pl/czasopisma/index.php/SeI/article/view/SEI.2016.001;

Dyke, Jeremiah and Walter E. Block. Unpublished. “‘I Am Here Now’ and Our Claim to Self-Ownership”

Kinsella, N. Stephan. 2006. “How We Come to Own Ourselves.” September 7; http://www.mises.org/story/2291https://mises.org/library/how-we-come-own-ourselves

MacIntosh, Duncan. 2007. “Who Owns Me: Me or My Mother? How to Escape Okin’s Problem for Nozick’s and Narveson’s Theory of Entitlement.” In Liberty, Games and Contracts: Narveson and the Defence of Libertarianism, edited by Malcolm Murray, 157–172, Chap. 11. Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing.

Steiner, Hillel. 1994A. An Essay on Rights. Oxford: Blackwell. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2mi4-xFgT7NNWhEQWNhbXB6enc/view

Steiner, Hillel. 1994B. “The Fruits of Body-Builders’ Labour.” In Ethics and Biotechnology, edited by AnthonyDyson and JohnHarris, pp. 64–78. London: Routledge.

Steiner, Hillel. 2002. “Self-Ownership, Begetting, and Germ-Line Information.” In A Companion to Genethics, edited by JustineBurley and JohnHarris, pp. 317–324. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Steiner, Hillel. 2008. “Debate: Universal Self-ownership and the Fruits of One’s Labour: A Reply to Curchin.” Journal of Political Philosophy. Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 350–355. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9760.2008.00318.x.

Vallentyne, Peter. 2000. “Introduction: Left-Libertarianism – A Primer.” In Left-Libertarianism and Its Critics: The Contemporary Debate, edited by Peter Vallentyne and Hillel Steiner, 1–20. Hampshire, UK and New York, NY: Palgrave.

Vallentyne, Peter. 2002. “Equality and the Duties of Procreators.” In The Moral and Political Status of Children, edited by David Archard and Colin Macleod, 195–211, Chap. 11. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Vallentyne, Peter. 2012. “Libertarianism.” In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2012 Edition). Accessed July 23. http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2012/entries/libertarianism/.

Vallentyne, Peter, Hillel Steiner, and Michael Otsuka. 2005. “Why Left-Libertarianism Is Not Incoherent, Indeterminate, or Irrelevant: A Reply to Fried.” Philosophy and Public Affairs. Vol. 33, Spring, pp. 201–215.

Young, Andrew T. 2015. “Argumentation Ethics and the Question of Self Ownership.” Journal of Private Enterprise 30(3), pp. 79–88; file:///C:/Users/WBlock/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/6I1PKZ08/Argumentation%20Ethics%20and%20the%20Question%20of%20Self-Ownership.pdf

Best regards,

Walter

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 5:43 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Re: Novel Solution

I thought you conceded that libertarianism is wrong in a small number of scenarios?

On Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 9:43 AM Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu> wrote:

Dear Nathan:

I think that libertarianism is 100% correct, and that the state is 100% evil.

Best regards,

Walter

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:41 AM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Novel Solution

Dear Walter,

Say we are 95% sure that libertarianism is correct, or that libertarianism is correct in 95% of scenarios.

My compromise is to allow government but to require a 95% vote to pass any law. What do you think of this idea?

______________________________

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

“There is some fiction in your truth, and some truth in your fiction.”

Letter 4

Dear Nathan:

It’s a violation of the NAP to steal. You should be punished for it. You’re still a hero, though. I don’t see the difficulty for libertarianism in handling this one.

I’ve written about this here:

Block, Walter E. 2009. “Libertarian punishment theory: working for, and donating to, the state” Libertarian Papers, Vol. 1; http://libertarianpapers.org/articles/2009/lp-1-17.pdfhttp://libertarianpapers.org/2009/17-libertarian-punishment-theory-working-for-and-donating-to-the-state/#comments (Concentration camp guard)

Best regards,

Walter

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:23 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Re: Novel Solution

What about if I must steal $1 from you to save the world? Surely it’s not wrong for me to steal it.

______________________________

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

“There is some fiction in your truth, and some truth in your fiction.”

On Dec 30, 2020, at 5:51 PM, Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu> wrote:

Dear Nathan:

Not wrong. Just that there are unanswered questions. Why do we own ourselves, for example. I’m not sure. But I don’t think any other philosophy has any answer to this either. Ditto for the continuum challenge.

Best regards,

Walter

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 5:43 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Re: Novel Solution

I thought you conceded that libertarianism is wrong in a small number of scenarios?

On Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 9:43 AM Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu> wrote:

Dear Nathan:

I think that libertarianism is 100% correct, and that the state is 100% evil.

Best regards,

Walter

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:41 AM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Novel Solution

Dear Walter,

Say we are 95% sure that libertarianism is correct, or that libertarianism is correct in 95% of scenarios.

My compromise is to allow government but to require a 95% vote to pass any law. What do you think of this idea?

______________________________

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

“There is some fiction in your truth, and some truth in your fiction.”

Letter 5

From: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Sent: Friday, January 01, 2021 10:08 PM

To: ‘Nathan Fryzek’ <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Subject: RE: Novel Solution

Dear Nathan:

It is always ethical to follow libertarian law, the non aggression principle. The NAP proscribes murder, rape, theft, all immoral acts.

Stipulate that taking heroin is immoral. Libertarian doesn’t urge anyone to indulge in this drug. It only maintains that if you do so, you should not be punished, since you didn’t engage in an NAP violation.

You’re not an autodidact! You were my student!!!

Gauging progress, status is tough. It is easy in chess, track and swimming races, football, basketball, baseball. There are winners and losers. One way is the Nobel Prize. But Obama got the peace prize for doing nothing much, and Trump didn’t, even though he made peace in the Middle East. So that is no longer a good criterion of success.

when a man has no ends left he has a desire to pursue, he is no longer a man, he is dead.

Best regards,

Walter

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Friday, January 01, 2021 9:56 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Re: Novel Solution

It’s not always ethical to follow libertarian law, so why should we stick to it 100% of the time?

If we allow a 95% vote to override libertarian law then we will be able to get out of these fringe scenarios.

On a more practical side, how do you think an autodidact can gauge their progress? I think before you mentioned number of articles, but I don’t write many. I was thinking number of books, but I tend to learn most through online lectures. How can I objectively measure my progress in a field?

When it comes to praxeology, what happens to man when he has no ends left he has a desire to pursue? https://youtu.be/5m7X-1V9nOs

The best analogy is calories: many people have too few, but rich people like us often have too many. What happens when we are so productive we have nothing left to do, will we self destruct like the mouse society in the video?

______________________________

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

“There is some fiction in your truth, and some truth in your fiction.”

On Dec 30, 2020, at 7:12 PM, Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu> wrote:

Dear Nathan:

It’s a violation of the NAP to steal. You should be punished for it. You’re still a hero, though. I don’t see the difficulty for libertarianism in handling this one.

I’ve written about this here:

Block, Walter E. 2009. “Libertarian punishment theory: working for, and donating to, the state” Libertarian Papers, Vol. 1; http://libertarianpapers.org/articles/2009/lp-1-17.pdfhttp://libertarianpapers.org/2009/17-libertarian-punishment-theory-working-for-and-donating-to-the-state/#comments (Concentration camp guard)

Best regards,

Walter

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:23 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Re: Novel Solution

What about if I must steal $1 from you to save the world? Surely it’s not wrong for me to steal it.

______________________________

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

“There is some fiction in your truth, and some truth in your fiction.”

On Dec 30, 2020, at 5:51 PM, Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu> wrote:

Dear Nathan:

Not wrong. Just that there are unanswered questions. Why do we own ourselves, for example. I’m not sure. But I don’t think any other philosophy has any answer to this either. Ditto for the continuum challenge.

Best regards,

Walter

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 5:43 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Re: Novel Solution

I thought you conceded that libertarianism is wrong in a small number of scenarios?

On Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 9:43 AM Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu> wrote:

Dear Nathan:

I think that libertarianism is 100% correct, and that the state is 100% evil.

Best regards,

Walter

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:41 AM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Novel Solution

Dear Walter,

Say we are 95% sure that libertarianism is correct, or that libertarianism is correct in 95% of scenarios.

My compromise is to allow government but to require a 95% vote to pass any law. What do you think of this idea?

______________________________

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

“There is some fiction in your truth, and some truth in your fiction.”

Letter 6

Dear Nathan:

Actually, I’ve been interested in 3: Austrian econ, libertarianism and sociobiology.

Here’s one of my contributions to the latter:

Levendis, John, Walter E. Block and Robert B. Eckhardt.  2019. “Evolutionary psychology, economic freedom, trade and benevolence.” Review of Economic Perspectives – Národohospodářský obzor; Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 73-92; https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/revecp/19/2/article-p73.xml; 10.2478/revecp-2019-0005; DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/revecp-2019-0005https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/here-is-one-of-my-best-scholarly-papers-ever/https://pennstate.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/evolutionary-psychology-economic-freedom-trade-and-benevolencehttps://www.growkudos.com/publications/10.2478%252Frevecp-2019-0005/reade

Best regards,

Walter

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 1:19 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Re: Novel Solution

I was your student for economics, but I haven’t had a mentor for biology, physics, etc.

How have you been able to be content with a single subject?

______________________________

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

“There is some fiction in your truth, and some truth in your fiction.”

On Jan 1, 2021, at 10:07 PM, Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu> wrote:

Dear Nathan:

It is always ethical to follow libertarian law, the non aggression principle. The NAP proscribes murder, rape, theft, all immoral acts.

Stipulate that taking heroin is immoral. Libertarian doesn’t urge anyone to indulge in this drug. It only maintains that if you do so, you should not be punished, since you didn’t engage in an NAP violation.

You’re not an autodidact! You were my student!!!

Gauging progress, status is tough. It is easy in chess, track and swimming races, football, basketball, baseball. There are winners and losers. One way is the Nobel Prize. But Obama got the peace prize for doing nothing much, and Trump didn’t, even though he made peace in the Middle East. So that is no longer a good criterion of success.

when a man has no ends left he has a desire to pursue, he is no longer a man, he is dead.

Best regards,

Walter

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Friday, January 01, 2021 9:56 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Re: Novel Solution

It’s not always ethical to follow libertarian law, so why should we stick to it 100% of the time?

If we allow a 95% vote to override libertarian law then we will be able to get out of these fringe scenarios.

On a more practical side, how do you think an autodidact can gauge their progress? I think before you mentioned number of articles, but I don’t write many. I was thinking number of books, but I tend to learn most through online lectures. How can I objectively measure my progress in a field?

When it comes to praxeology, what happens to man when he has no ends left he has a desire to pursue? https://youtu.be/5m7X-1V9nOs

The best analogy is calories: many people have too few, but rich people like us often have too many. What happens when we are so productive we have nothing left to do, will we self destruct like the mouse society in the video?

______________________________

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

“There is some fiction in your truth, and some truth in your fiction.”

On Dec 30, 2020, at 7:12 PM, Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu> wrote:

Dear Nathan:

It’s a violation of the NAP to steal. You should be punished for it. You’re still a hero, though. I don’t see the difficulty for libertarianism in handling this one.

I’ve written about this here:

Block, Walter E. 2009. “Libertarian punishment theory: working for, and donating to, the state” Libertarian Papers, Vol. 1; http://libertarianpapers.org/articles/2009/lp-1-17.pdfhttp://libertarianpapers.org/2009/17-libertarian-punishment-theory-working-for-and-donating-to-the-state/#comments (Concentration camp guard)

Best regards,

Walter

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:23 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Re: Novel Solution

What about if I must steal $1 from you to save the world? Surely it’s not wrong for me to steal it.

______________________________

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

“There is some fiction in your truth, and some truth in your fiction.”

On Dec 30, 2020, at 5:51 PM, Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu> wrote:

Dear Nathan:

Not wrong. Just that there are unanswered questions. Why do we own ourselves, for example. I’m not sure. But I don’t think any other philosophy has any answer to this either. Ditto for the continuum challenge.

Best regards,

Walter

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 5:43 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Re: Novel Solution

I thought you conceded that libertarianism is wrong in a small number of scenarios?

On Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 9:43 AM Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu> wrote:

Dear Nathan:

I think that libertarianism is 100% correct, and that the state is 100% evil.

Best regards,

Walter

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:41 AM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Novel Solution

Dear Walter,

Say we are 95% sure that libertarianism is correct, or that libertarianism is correct in 95% of scenarios.

My compromise is to allow government but to require a 95% vote to pass any law. What do you think of this idea?

______________________________

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

“There is some fiction in your truth, and some truth in your fiction.”

Letter 7

Dear Nathan:

Yes, extrapolate from the freest economies today

Best regards,

Walter

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 7:13 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Pester

Dear Walter,

I know I have asked you this before, but I’ve decided to pick up the search…

Since the industrial revolution real per capita income has grown at about 2.00% per annum in most civilized countries (Japan, US, UK, etc.)

Do you of a way to estimate how fast our economy would grow if government were eliminated? I know this is guesswork to some degree, but couldn’t we just extrapolate from the freest economies today?

______________________________

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

“There is some fiction in your truth, and some truth in your fiction.”

Letter 8

Dear Nathan:

Yes, several. Which on is on widespread fraud?

https://www.theepochtimes.com/author-walter-block

Block, Walter E. 2020. “Trump Will Win When Justice Is Done!” December 15; https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-will-win-when-justice-is-done_3617017.html

Block, Walter E. 2020. “Privatize PBS and NPR.” June 10; https://www.theepochtimes.com/privatize-pbs-and-npr_3383626.html

Block, Walter E. 2020. “Free Enterprise Is the Best Way to Help the Black Community.” May 19; https://www.theepochtimes.com/free-enterprise-is-the-best-way-to-help-the-black-community_3353978.html

Block, Walter E. 2020. “Tariffs and National Security.” April 20; https://www.theepochtimes.com/tariffs-and-national-security_3318897.html

Block, Walter E. 2020. “Rent Control and Limiting Tenant Security Deposits: Still a Bad Idea.” April 20; https://www.theepochtimes.com/rent-control-and-small-tenant-security-deposits-still-a-bad-idea_3318893.html

Block, Walter E. 2020. “Is There a Right to Health Care?” March 27; https://www.theepochtimes.com/is-there-a-right-to-health-care_3286993.html

Block, Walter E. 2019. “Return of Stolen Property: A Libertarian Case for Reparations.” December 18; https://www.theepochtimes.com/return-of-stolen-property-a-libertarian-case-for-reparations_3177301.html

Block, Walter E. 2019. “Recession or Not?” November 7; https://www.theepochtimes.com/recession-or-not_3139691.html

Block, Walter E. 2019. “What to Do About Water Bottles; Everybody agrees there is too much plastic but regulation is the disease and not the cure.” October 26; https://www.theepochtimes.com/what-to-do-about-water-bottles_3128362.html

Block, Walter E. 2019. “Congestion Pricing, the Only Cure for Traffic Congestion Even if the city fixes it, any price is better than zero.” May 20; https://www.theepochtimes.com/congestion-pricing-the-only-cure-for-traffic-congestion_2930302.html

Block, Walter E. 2019. “Private Property: The Solution to Many Problems Privately organized preferences would spawn diversity, reduce conflict.” March 31; https://www.theepochtimes.com/private-property-the-solution-to-many-problems_2860068.html

Block, Walter E. 2019. “Bernie Sanders’ Free Stuff Isn’t Free.” February 7; https://www.theepochtimes.com/bernie-sanders-free-stuff-isnt-free_2794293.html

Block, Walter E. 2019. “How Socialist Are the Scandinavian Countries?” February 7; https://www.theepochtimes.com/how-socialist-are-the-scandinavian-countries_2794294.html

Block, Walter E. 2019. “Bernie Sanders and the $15 Minimum Wage Delusion Forcing people to pay more for labor is counterproductive.” January 7; https://www.theepochtimes.com/bernie-sanders-and-the-15-minimum-wage-delusion_2756091.html

Block, Walter E. 2018. “Campus Tribunals Fall Short on Evidentiary Standards; University president misses mark on internal university sexual harassment, rape charge proceedings.” December 4; https://www.theepochtimes.com/campus-tribunals-fall-short-on-evidentiary-standards_2719291.html

Block, Walter E. 2018. “How to Raise Wages for the Poor; No, just boosting the minimum wage won’t do it.” November 6; https://www.theepochtimes.com/how-to-raise-wages-for-the-poor_2709184.html

Block, Walter E. 2018. “The Road to Free Trade; Every trade, before it takes place and without exception, benefits both sides.” October 28; https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-road-to-free-trade_2701883.html

Best regards,

Walter

—–Original Message—–

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:08 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Re: Evidence (2020)

Didn’t you write an article in the Epoch Times?

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

> On Jan 11, 2021, at 9:07 PM, Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu> wrote:

> Sorry, I dunno

> Dear :

> Best regards,

> Walter

> —–Original Message—–

> From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

> Sent: Monday, January 11, 2021 8:38 PM

> To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

> Subject: Evidence (2020)

>

> Dear Walter,

>

> What is the best evidence of widespread fraud you have come across?

>

> Nathan Fryzek

> Senior: Behavioral Economics

> Metropolitan State University

Letter 9

Dear Nathan:

I don’t know why he chose that title. It seems more than ok to me.

Best regards,

Walter

—–Original Message—–

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2021 6:21 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: The Ethics of Liberty

Dear Walter,

The Ethics of Liberty is my favorite book on natural law but I believe the title confuses many students, who come to conflate natural law with ethics. Do you know why Rothbard chose this title? Do you agree that the title is problematic?

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

Letter 10

Dear Nathan:

In my view, the Mises Institute stands head and shoulders above all the others.

Best regards,

Walter

—–Original Message—–

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2021 8:10 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Watching the Watchmen

Dear Walter,

What would you say are the top 5 austro-libertarian organizations, and how would you rank them 1-5?

Mises Institute

Foundation for Economic Education

Fraser Institute

CATO

etc.

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

Letter 11

Dear Nathan:

Easy, if you’re a pinko. Difficult, if you’re an Austro libertarian, unless you stay in the closet, and publish only on issues where there’s an overlap between Austro libertarians in lefties. For example, legalizing drugs, prostitution. Even free trade might be ok. Or, do technical work, say, on the indifference curve or empirical works, for example on the elasticity of something or other.

I hope and trust you don’t mind that I copy on this several of my present students.

If I were your age, knowing what I know now, I’d still enter academia, but keep my big mouth shut until I got tenure.

I know nothing about tenure in community colleges. If you find out about this, please tell me.

Best regards,

Walter

—–Original Message—–

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 11:34 AM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Tenure

Dear Walter,

How hard is it to find a tenure track job as a professor?

Also, do community colleges have tenure track positions?

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

Letter 12

Publications in prestigious journals

Raising money from government or prestigious foundations Citations to your publications Tenure Promotion to full professor Endowed chair

Dear :

Best regards,

Walter

—–Original Message—–

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2021 10:52 AM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: “Success”

Dear Walter,

How is success generally defined in academia?

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

Letter 13

Dear Nathan:

Go search on the mises web.

Best regards,

Walter

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

wblock@loyno.edu

tel: (504) 864-7934

—–Original Message—–

From: Nathan Fryzek <nwfryzek@gmail.com>

Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:53 AM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Rothbard’s CV

Dear Walter,

Do you know where I could find a complete and authoritative CV for Rothbard?

Nathan Fryzek

Senior: Behavioral Economics

Metropolitan State University

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