May One Eat Peanuts If This Will Harm His Neighbor?

From: N Sent: Friday, July 05, 2019 4:56 PM To: Walter Block Subject: Abnormal Vulnerabilities Under Libertarian Law Dear Dr. Block, Say someone is deathly allergic to peanuts, so much so that if his neighbor eats peanuts in his own yard the vulnerable one will die. Does the neighbor have an obligation not to eat peanuts? Dear N: No. Your example is similar to the case where a sick person needs an oxygen tent to live. He can’t go outside, unless everyone ceases smoking, eating peanuts, burning wood, etc. But, other people have been doing these things long before this … Continue reading May One Eat Peanuts If This Will Harm His Neighbor?