Gary North’s Suggested Project: the Legacy of My Publications

From: T
Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 2:02 PM
To: Dr Walter Block
Subject: Consolidating Walter Block’s Scattered Legacy

Dr. Block,

I have just finished reading Gary North’s article, subject as above.

https://www.garynorth.com/public/17537.cfm

I wholeheartedly agree with his advice and recommend you do as he suggests. I am not what one would generally consider to be a wealthy man, but I shall pledge $100 towards the effort of preserving and cataloging the legacy of your writings. As the project progresses, and the scope and costs are better known, I would consider making further donations. If you consider the project to be a worthy one, and decide to progress, please let me know how to make my donation. T

Dear T:

Thanks for your good wishes and your offer of financial support. I shall indeed do exactly as my friend Gary North has suggested.

You are not the only one who has offered to donate money to this effort. I appreciate that, greatly, but it is unnecessary. I have research assistants at Loyola who can do the heavy lifting, and I am determined to take on this project.

Instead, I urge you and all others who have made similar offers, please donate these funds to the Mises Institute – LewRockwell.com. You can go here to do so:

https://mises.org/giving/campaigns/help-us-pack-more-powerful-punch-5

My reasoning for this is as follows:

1. I may work for Loyola, and have done for 18 years, but I have been associated with the Mises Institute for the entirety of its existence, and it is my spiritual home
2. Very few people on this list would have even seen Dr. North’s sweet and kind essay about me and my work in the first place were it not for the fact that it was posted on LewRockwell.com
3. Every penny that anyone sends me on this matter I will immediately transfer to the MI in any case. So, why not cut out the middleman, e.g., me, and send your money to them, directly? There are tax advantages to doing this. They are a charity, legally speaking, I am not; they have tax exempt status, I do not. T, thanks once again.

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10:53 pm on January 5, 2018