Important New Book on Anarcho-Capitalist Theory

Ordinarily, I keep anonymous my correspondent’s names on this blog. Not this time. Jakub and I are old friends, and friendly sparring partners (we disagree on evictionism, abortion, see below, but virtually nothing else). I highly recommend this important new book. This young man will make important contributions to An-Cap theory. No. I take that back. He already has!!

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From: Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski []
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2018 10:49 AM
Subject: The Economics of Law, Order, and Action

Dear Walter,

I am pleased to announce that my book “The Economics of Law, Order, and
Action: The Logic of Public Goods” – which you kindly reviewed and recommended for publication – is now available for purchase from Routledge
If you by any chance can’t recall its subject matter, here is a brief
synopsis: The primary purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive challenge to the standard position of the economic and political mainstream, according to which efficient production of so-called public goods, including law and defense, requires the use of territorial monopolies of coercive force. In other words, in an attempt to draw on the interdisciplinary spirit of classical political economy, it aims at providing a wide-ranging economic and ethical case for extending the applicability of voluntary, entrepreneurial cooperation to the realm of creating and sustaining legal and protective services together with attendant institutional frameworks.

In this connection, I was wondering if you might be interested in mentioning it and linking to it on blog, your personal website, and/or any other relevant outlet that you have access to. The price is typically “academic”, but perhaps your endorsement will encourage Austrian-leaning students and scholars to ask their institutions to purchase some copies.

Best wishes and thank you in advance for any help in this matter, Jakub

Wisniewski, Jakub Bozydar. 2010A. “A Critique of Block on Abortion and Child Abandonment.” Libertarian Papers Vol. 2, No. 16;

Wisniewski, Jakub Bozydar. 2010B. “Rejoinder to Block’s Defense of Evictionism.” Libertarian Papers. Vol. 2, Art No. 27;

Wisniewski, Jakub Bozydar. 2011. “Response to Block on Abortion, Round Three.” Libertarian Papers. Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 1-6;;

Wisniewski, Jakub Bozydar. 2013. “Abortion, Libertarianism and Evictionism: A Last Word.” Libertarian Papers, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 153-162;

Block, Walter E. 2010C. “Rejoinder to Wisniewski on Abortion.” Libertarian Papers; Vol. 32, No. 2;;

Block, Walter E. 2011B. “Response to Wisniewski on Abortion, Round Two.” Libertarian Papers; Vol. 3, Article No. 4;

Block, Walter E. 2011C. “Response to Wisniewski on Abortion, Round Three.” Libertarian Papers, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 1-6;

Block, Walter E. 2014D. “Response to Wisniewski on Abortion, Round Four.” Management Education Science Technology Journal (MEST); Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 1-14;;


8:46 pm on February 26, 2018