Is Laissez Faire Capitalism Evil Since Firms “Condition” Customers to Buy Their Goods? No.

From: BSent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:19 AMTo: wblock@loyno.eduSubject: Did Rothbard Smoke? Dear Prof. Block, I’m writing because I have a couple questions I’d like to ask. First, during episode 1200 of the Tom Woods Show, you described Murray Rothbard as everything your parents warned you about, saying that he smoked. But in Rothbard’s article ‘The Sociology of the Ayn Rand Cult’, he says that he’s allergic to smoke. Did Rothbard smoke? Second, I’ve run into an anti-capitalist argument that has me stumped. A friend made a case that went something like this: “under capitalism, firms are incentivized to engage in advertisement in order … Continue reading Is Laissez Faire Capitalism Evil Since Firms “Condition” Customers to Buy Their Goods? No.