Property Rights

The Argument for Privatization

  • Walter E. Block

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism book series (PASTCL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Walter E. Block
      Pages 3-17
    3. Walter E. Block
      Pages 33-40
  3. Libertarian Property Rights Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Walter E. Block
      Pages 43-50
    3. Walter E. Block
      Pages 51-73
    4. Walter E. Block
      Pages 75-81
    5. Walter E. Block
      Pages 83-110
  4. Reparations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Walter E. Block
      Pages 139-164
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      Pages 165-184
    4. Walter E. Block
      Pages 185-216
  5. Other Property Rights Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Walter E. Block
      Pages 219-229
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      Pages 231-264
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      Pages 265-273
    5. Walter E. Block
      Pages 329-333
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      Pages 335-363
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 415-435

About this book


In this timely book, Walter E. Block uses classical liberal theory to defend private property rights. Looking at how free enterprise, capitalism and libertarianism are cornerstones of economically prosperous civilizations, Block highlights why private property rights are crucial. Discussing philosophy, libertarian property rights theory, reparations and other property rights issues, this volume is of interest to academics, students, journalists and all those interested in this integral aspect of political economic philosophy.


Private property rights Classical liberalism Economic philosophy Property and exploitation Libertarian Property Rights Theory Hayek's Road to Serfdom Property and Prosperity Reparations Economics of Land Reform Economics and law Political economic philosophy Free enterprise

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter E. Block
    • 1
  1. 1.Loyola UniversityNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-28352-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-28353-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-6470
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-6489
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