Give Me A Christmas Present: Enroll at Loyola University New Orleans

Give Me A Christmas Present; Enroll at Loyola University New Orleans

Here are two letters relevant to this request of mine:

Letter 1

From: B
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 6:46 PM
To: Walter Block
Subject: Re: permissions
Hi Dr. Block! You are a hero of mine. I don’t have many. I pray you remain healthy, wealthy, and wise for many years to come. One question about your future, if I may. Do you have any plans to retire, ever? Please answer that you don’t. Sincerely, B

P.S. Reason I ask, my child is still a full four years away from heading off to university…

Dear B: I’m now 77 years old. When I’m 90, I’m going to give VERY serious thought to retiring; but I probably won’t then, either. I’d be delighted to have any child of yours as a student. Best regards, Walter

Letter 2

From R
Austrian Economics Introductions
From: R
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 9:27 PM
Subject: Questions on schools, what to minor in, and book recommendations?
Dear Mr. Block: Hello sir, my name is R, and first I just want to say I am a fan, and enjoy your work. I’m writing you today about if there are any schools in Florida that teach Austrian Economics? I would also like to know what an economics major should minor in? Also if you can recommend some books I should read on Austrian Economics, and libertarianism, or any other books, any material you might want to recommend? I read the Mises Institute daily, and I have recently read Economics in One Lesson, The Law, End the Fed, Anatomy of the State, and just started Economic Science and the Austrian Method by Hoppe. Thank you very much Robert Muñoz

Dear R: Sorry, I know of no universities Florida where Austrian economics is taught by more than one professor. However, Randy Holcombe of Florida State has contributed to Austrian economics, but I don’t think there are any other Austrian professors there. Econ majors who intend to go to mainstream US universities for a phd should minor in math; econ majors who intend to go to European universities for a phd which feature Austrian economics should minor in philosophy. You’re off to a good start with your readings. For more suggestions, see below. Also, why not consider coming to Loyola to study with me and my entire department, consisting of 100% Austrian economists, all of us are also libertarians?

Here are introductions to Austrian Economics:

Ballve, 1963; Bien-Greaves, 2012; Butler, 2010; Callahan, 2002; Cox, 2007; Gordon, 2000; Dolan, 1976; Hazlitt, 1946; Murphy, 2010A, 2010B; Ritenour, 2010; Rockwell, 1995; Shapiro, 1985; Schiff and Schiff, 2010; Taylor, 2008; Woods, 2009, 2011

Ballve, Faustino. [1956] 1963. Essentials of Economics. Princeton, N.J.: D. Van Nostrand

Bien-Greaves, Bettina. 2012. “Free Market Economics Syllabus.” Auburn, Alabama: Mises Institute;

Butler, Eammon. 2010. ‘Austrian Economics: A Primer . London, UK: Adam Smith Institute;
Callahan, Gene. 2002. Economics for Real People. Auburn, AL.: Mises Institute

Cox, Jim. 2007. The Concise Guide to Economics, Auburn, Alabama: Mises Institute

Gordon, David. 2000. An Introduction to Economic Reasoning. Auburn, Alabama: Mises Institute

Dolan, Edwin G., ed. 1976. The Foundations of Modern Austrian Economics, Kansas City: Sheed & Ward,

Hazlitt, Henry. 2008 [1946]. Economics in One Lesson. Auburn, AL: Mises Institute;

Murphy, Robert P.2010A. Lessons for the Young Economist. Auburn, AL: Mises Institute

Murphy, Robert P. 2010B. “What is Austrian economics?”

Ritenour, Shawn. 2010. Foundations of Economics, Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock.

Rockwell, Llewellyn. 1995. Why Austrian Economics Matters.;

Schiff, Peter D. and Andrew J. Schiff. 2010. How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes. Wiley

Shapiro, Milton M. 1985. The Foundations of the Market Price System. Boston: University Press of America;

Taylor, Thomas C. 2008. An Introduction to Austrian Economics. Auburn AL: The Mises Institute;;

Woods, Thomas E. Jr. 2009. Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse. Washington D.C.: Regnery Publishing

Woods, Thomas E. Jr. 2011. “Learn Austrian Economics.” December 20;

Here is the case for enrolling at Loyola University New Orleans:

Block, Walter E. 2017. “C’mon Down To New Orleans; The Water’s Fine. Enroll at Loyola University.” June 27;

C’mon Down To New Orleans; The Water’s Fine. Enroll at Loyola University

Loyola Economics Students Published Widely in Refereed Journals;

Block, Walter. 2017. “The Best Place to Study Undergraduate Economics.” June 30;

Wenzel, Robert. 2017. Interview with Walter E. Block. “The Inside Scoop on Studying Economics at Loyola University-New Orleans” September 3;

Block, Walter E. 2008. “Attention Students: Should You Get Your Ph.D. and Become a Professor?” June 28; (debate with Gary North);

Top Ten Contemporary Academics Helping The Political Right (#8) Literature map; some interesting writers

100 Most Influential Libertarians: A Newsmax/FreedomFest List (#46)

WEB Scholarship:

Block, Walter E. 2018. “Scholarship Opportunity: Spring 2019 New Business Students!” December 15;

Wenzel, Robert. 2018. “An Opportunity to Study Under a Libertarian Great.” December 11;

Wenzel, Robert. 2018. “Introducing the Walter E. Block Scholarship.” December 11;

Our economics department:

Walter E. Block is Harold E. Wirth Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics, College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans, and senior fellow at the Mises Institute. He earned his PhD in economics at Columbia University in 1972. He has taught at Rutgers, SUNY Stony Brook, Baruch CUNY, Holy Cross and the University of Central Arkansas. He is the author of more than 500 refereed articles in professional journals, two dozen books, and thousands of op eds. He lectures widely on college campuses, delivers seminars around the world and appears regularly on television and radio shows. He is the Schlarbaum Laureate, Mises Institute, 2011; and has won the Loyola University Research Award (2005, 2008) and the Mises Institute’s Rothbard Medal of Freedom, 2005; and the Dux Academicus award, Loyola University, 2007.
Prof. Block counts among his friends Ron Paul and Murray Rothbard. He was converted to libertarianism by Ayn Rand. Block is old enough to have once met Ludwig von Mises, and shaken his hand. Block has never washed that hand since. So, if you shake his hand (it’s pretty dirty, but what the heck) you channel Mises.
Block is a leading Austrian School economist and an international leader of the freedom movement. His earliest work Defending the Undefendable (first edition Fleet 1976, latest edition Mises 2008, translated in 12 languages) is now, more than 30 years later, still regarded as a classic of libertarianism. This collection of essays, which argues in behalf of societal villains as economic scapegoats based on the principles of nonaggression, forces its reader to think and to rethink his initial knee-jerk emotional responses, and to gain a new and far sounder appreciation of economic theory and of the virtues and operations of the free market economy. Block’s writing was inspired by Henry Hazlitt, the author of the most widely read economics text Economics in One Lesson. Block’s latest book is: Yes to Ron Paul and Liberty.
Block has been a fixture in the libertarian movement for some four Decades. He actually met Ludwig von Mises and F.A. Hayek, and was friends with, and mentored by, Murray Rothbard. His contributions to academic libertarianism and to Austrian economics have been prodigious. Block’s writings continue to challenge the conventional wisdom (or ignorance) of how economics works and will retain its freshness for decades to come. His public speaking style has been described as a combination of that of Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce and Murray Rothbard
Dr. Block has written over 500 articles for peer reviewed refereed journals, some two dozen books, and literally thousands of op eds for magazines and newspapers. Block appears widely on radio and television. He is a contributor to such scholarly journals as The Review of Austrian Economics, Journal of Libertarian Studies, The Journal of Labor Economics, and the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. He is currently Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics, College of Business Administration, at Loyola University New Orleans.

Top Ten Contemporary Academics Helping The Political Right (#8) Literature map; some interesting writers

100 Most Influential Libertarians: A Newsmax/FreedomFest List (#46)



2:52 pm on December 25, 2018