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On Reparations to Blacks for Slavery

  • Walter E. BlockEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism book series (PASTCL)

Abstract

This chapter is an attempt to shed some light on the legitimacy of some recent claims by prominent black leaders and scholars that reparations are owed to members of their race, and should be paid for by the US government out of tax revenues. I shall critically consider in the light of libertarian theory both the views in favor of this position put forth by Robinson and those against it of Horowitz; http://www.salon.com/news/col/horo/2000/05/30/reparations/index.html. See also Myron Magnet, The Dream and the Nightmare, New York: Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, especially the chapter “Race and Reparations.”

Keywords

Reparations to Blacks for slavery Libertarianism Reparation theory Horowitz 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loyola UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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