Announcing Legalize Blackmail, Walter Block’s newest book

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.