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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/10488/an-antitax-academic/

An Antitax Academic?!

August 19, 2009 by

According to Business in Vancouver (BIV), Walter Block “believes a world with no taxes is possible and desirable.”

Walter Block

That sounds incredible to some. Most fiscal conservatives accept that there are some goods and services where pooling resources for the common good makes sense.

Fraser Institute founder Michael Walker believes governments should finance roads, insure health services, police society, defend sovereignty and provide a social safety net for those who can’t look after themselves.

Block, however, is convinced that society will function smoother and be wealthier with 100% private:

  • roads;
  • courts;
  • police and fire departments; and
  • money supply.

He fills his summer touting his new book, The Privatization of Roads and Highways

READ BIV‘S FULL PROFILE

{ 7 comments }

Conza88 August 19, 2009 at 8:49 am

Ha, that was awesome. Classy ending about IP.

RWW August 19, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Most fiscal conservatives accept that there are some goods and services where pooling resources for the common good makes sense.

We believe the same. But the “fiscal conservative” position should read “…there are some goods and services where stealing resources for the common good makes sense.”

RWW August 19, 2009 at 3:59 pm

And in the spirit of greater clarity, I would also change the next paragraph:

Fraser Institute founder Michael Walker believes governments should monopolize roads, insure health services, enforce their laws on society, defend their sovereignty (as opposed to individual sovereignty) and provide a social safety net for those who don’t look after themselves.

(I didn’t touch “insure health services” because I don’t know what it’s supposed to mean.)

John M August 19, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Dang, this guy IS extremely famous.

V.Larraz August 19, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I’d also like to see a 100% private Post Office. What a waste of money! They send someone out daily to the countryside for the chance of a 44 cent envelope???

Dave August 19, 2009 at 8:23 pm

“Fraser Institute founder Michael Walker believes governments should finance roads, insure health services, police society, defend sovereignty and provide a social safety net for those who can’t look after themselves.”

Is this what passes for defenders of the free market in Canada these days?

Caley McKibbin August 20, 2009 at 12:28 am

I’ve heard Michael Walker speak in person and I got the impression from his words that he was more radical than that. So, that description surprises me.

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