From: Stori McCarrel

Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 2:48 PM


Subject: The libertarian beat on sociopaths

Dear Mr. Block, I’ve been a voracious student of liberty always, with a laser focus for over a dozen years now. It never gets old and yet the themes always seem to repeat. For example: the ruling elite vs. the ruled. It is quite obvious that the world is run by sociopaths, people without conscience. The system is designed for it. And so we must face this question once and for all: What do we do with the sociopaths in charge? It always comes back to this one idea for me. They must be dealt with if we are ever to break out of orbit with them. Since they are a constant threat to our safety and security, is  it not within the principles of the non-aggression axiom to pro-actively stop them? That being said, breaking out of orbit with anything requires an explosive energy which is hard to control or channel. And so I can see a great many challenges in getting to the heart of the matter, but my fundamental libertarian question for quite some time now is quite simple. What do we do with the sociopaths?

Thanks in advance for your time,

Stori McCarrel

Dear Stori:

I think the problem is way deeper than merely a few sociopaths ruling us:

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:

Best regards,



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