Pollution, Ownership of Air

From: A
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2018 4:05 PM
To: Walter Block
Subject: Pollution

Dear Dr. Block,
Suppose I own a factory and you owned a house right next to it. If smoke from my factory were to choke you up, for example if you had a lung disease, would this violate the NAP? Additionally, How much if any of the air directly above your house do you own? Thank you! A

From: Walter Block [mailto:wblock@loyno.edu]
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2018 4:27 PM
To: A
Subject: RE: Pollution

Dear A:

Read this on the pollution issue:

Rothbard, Murray N. 1982. “Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution,” Cato Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring; reprinted in Economics and the Environment: A Reconciliation, Walter E. Block , ed., Vancouver: The Fraser Institute, 1990, pp. 233-279; http://mises.org/story/2120; http://www.mises.org/rothbard/lawproperty.pdf

Read this on owning air above you:

Block, Walter E. 2009. The Privatization of Roads and Highways: Human and Economic Factors; Auburn, AL: The Mises Institute; http://www.amazon.com/Privatization-Roads-And-Highways-Factors/dp/1279887303/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336605800&sr=1-1; available for free here: http://mises.org/books/roads_web.pdf; http://mises.org/daily/3416; http://www.walterblock.com/wp-content/uploads/publications/radical_privatization.pdf; audio: http://store.mises.org/Privatization-of-Roads-and-Highways-Audiobook-P11005.aspx; http://www.audible.com/pd/Business/The-Privatization-of-Roads-and-Highways-Audiobook/B0167IT18K?tag=misesinsti-20; http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=bf16b152ccc444bdbbcc229e4&id=6cbc90577b&e=54244ea97d
http://www.sanfranciscoreviewofbooks.com/2017/09/book-review-privatization-of-roads-and.html Chapters 14-16

Block, Walter E. 2014. “Sunshine and property rights.” Saint Louis University Law Journal; Vol. 58, No. 2, Winter, pp. 541-547; http://slu.edu/Documents/law/Law%20Journal/Archives/LawJournal58-2/Block_Article.pdf;
http://law.slu.edu/sites/default/files/Journals/walter_block_essay.pdf

Best regards,

Walter

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11:42 am on November 28, 2018