If Libertarianism Is So Great Why Aren’t There Any Libertarian Countries

From: A
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:45 AM
To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>
Subject: Suggested reading

Hi Dr. Block,

Quick request. Can you recommend a really good essay or book that you think does a good job responding to the question people ask “if Libertarianism is so great why aren’t there/haven’t there been libertarian countries?”

I need more ammunition with my response when people ask me that question.

Cheers, A

Dear A:

Great question. Important question. Here’s one answer to it:

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-2019-0005; https://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-benevolence

I hope and trust you don’t mind that I copy my two co authors on this correspondence.

Best regards,



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