Statutory Rape Laws, Age of Consent

Dr. Block, What are your thoughts regarding statutory rape laws, age of consent, sex offenses, etc., from a libertarian perspective? What are your criticisms of such laws today and how would these things be handled in a libertarian society?

Dear D: I have already answered that sort of question in the following publication, and don’t want to take the time to again reiterate my point here. So, please read this. Then, if you have any further questions, objections, etc., get back to me and we can hash this out.

Block, Walter E. and William Barnett II. 2008. “Continuums” Journal Etica e Politica / Ethics & Politics, Vol. 1, pp. 151-166, June;;


2:56 pm on October 14, 2017