Optimism or Pessimism?

From: Anders

Sent: Saturday, March 5, 2022 6:57 AM

To: [email protected]

Subject: Thanks!

Hi Mr Block.

I just wanted to let you know that what you do, and your thinking, has a real world impact. I bet you know this, being a teacher. But with the internet you have a fare reach! And for a young man on the west coast of Norway, I am greatful for the way you help me understand the world and how I should be able to conduct myself in the world. I will make sure to pass on knowledge to my young boys when they grow up.

I did find your talk with Doug Casey a couple of months ago real insightful.

So, thanks for doing what you do, and I will continue reading and talking about this content!

Cheers from Norway

Beste helsing Anders L.

On Saturday, March 5th, 2022 at 18:28, Walter Block <[email protected]> wrote:

Dear Anders:

Thanks for your kind words. I hope and trust you don’t mind that I share this with Doug.

Stay safe.

Best regards,


From: Anders

Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2022 1:33 AM

To: Walter Block <[email protected]>

Subject: RE: Thanks!

Hi again,

And thanks for getting back to me! And yes, it would be awesome if you let Doug know. I hope to get in touch with him myself, I just joind his Telegram group that he use to get questions and imput to his youtube channel.

Are you optimistic about the future? You have been around far longer then me, and seen different times and changes. I am about 50/50 optimisitc about the future, I feel people are somewhat hungry for something else, like the Yellow west, Freedom Truckers etc. But I do think that we don’t really know to much about our options of alternatives.

All the best,


From: Walter Block <[email protected]>

Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2022 2:33 PM

To: ‘Anders

Subject: RE: Thanks!

Dear Anders:

I am not optimistic:

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;; 10.2478/revecp-2019-0005; DOI:; file:///C:/Users/WBlock/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/18LCUGME/18041663%20-%20Review%20of%20Economic%20Perspectives%20Evolutionary%20psychology%20economic%20freedom%20trade%20and%20benevolence.pdf

Best regards,



3:40 am on March 13, 2022