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10. Reparations

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07/30/2005Walter Block

Libertarian punishment theory is two teeth for a tooth plus cost of capturing plus scaring if appropriate. It is part of reparations. It is necessary to find the rightful owner of property even if many generations have passed. But, the burden of proof of ownership gets harder.

Reparation of property is a pro-property right position, not an anti-property position. Reparations for slavery are the ideas that some form of compensatory payment should be made to the descendants of Africans who had been enslaved by the Atlantic Slave Trade. Objections come from conservatives whom you would think would uphold property rights. Block covers ten critiques of reparations.

Lecture 10 of 10 from Walter Block's Radical Austrianism, Radical Libertarianism.

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