It’s official: this summer Straylight Publishing will be publishing Professor Walter Block’s new book, Legalize Blackmail. It brings together more than a dozen of Professor Block’s scholarly articles about blackmail in which he examines the legal and economic underpinnings of blackmail, traces its historical roots, and presents a libertarian framework for thinking about blackmail and its place in the law. Along the way, he confronts the theories of blackmail put forward by many other distinguished scholars, including Richard Posner, Robert Nozick, and Richard Epstein.
Walter Block is an award-winning professor of economics at Loyola University New Orleans and holds the Harold E. Wirth Scholar Chair of Economics. He is author or editor of many books in the fields of economics, political philosophy, and religion and has written more than five hundred articles for various journals, magazines, newspapers and other publications. It’s a privilege to publish his work.