Is Voting Incompatible With Libertarianism?

From: Walter Block <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:58 PM
To: B

Dear B:

Here are some readings on voting:

Pro: Block, 2012, 2018; Block and Fryzek, 2015; Rothbard, 1972A, 1972B; Spooner, 1870;

con: McElroy, 2013; Watner, 2000

Block, Walter E. 2012. Yes to Ron Paul and Liberty. New York: Ishi Press;;;

Block, Walter E. 2018. “Voting; rejoinder to Casey, McElroy, Ward, Pugsley, Konkin and Barnett.” Political Dialogues: Journal of Political Theory; pp. 23-38;

Block, Walter and Nathan Fryzek. 2015. “Was It Immoral to Vote for Ron Paul? And other libertarian questions and answers.” November 26;

Rothbard, Murray N. 1972A. “Should Libertarians Vote?”  Outlook, April, p. 6.

Rothbard, Murray N. 1972B. “Interview.” February 25;

Spooner, Lysander. 1966[1870]. No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority and A Letter to Thomas F. Bayard, Larkspur, Colorado: Rampart College;

McElroy, Wendy. 2013. “The Faux Slavery Analogy to Voting.” July 31;

criticizes Walter E. Block

Watner, Carl. 2000. “Is Voting an Act of Violence?” April, The Voluntaryist. No. 103;

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3:03 pm on November 21, 2019