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On August 19, 2011, Dr. Walter Block of the Mises Institute, writing for LewRockwell.com, implied that Stefan Molyneux is a self-hating libertarian.

“I did indeed, until recently listening to this rant, have some respect for Molyneux (unlike for Reason magazine, which has long ago turned against libertarianism). He has authored some very persuasive material on anarcho-capitalism. But, evidently, Molyneux is one of those free market anarchists who does not really “hate the state” (see Murray Rothbard on this) certainly not enough to support one of the greatest enemies of statism the world has ever known.”

Here is my response to him:

Dr. Block,

You claiming that Stefan Molyneux doesn’t “hate the state” is rich, considering he is a true libertarian in acknowledging that corporations are creatures of government, unlike you who authored a paper arguing the neo-libertarian majority position that supporting a creature of government is perfectly compatible with libertarian principles, and by extension, hating the state.

But what else should we expect from a member of a 501(c)(3) organization that begged for special recognition and regulations from the very government it claims to hate, and hates inflation so much that it owned $4 million in U.S. Treasury Bonds in 2007?

I first wrote about Stefan Molyneux on July 29, 2010, here.

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