Peter Nelson returns and joins Walter Block to provide a follow-up discussion on their book Water Capitalism. Walter and Peter discuss a wide range of libertarian issues ranging from specific water-related examples of libertarian water thought to the framework in which their libertarian water construct would exist. It’s a long but interesting interview that will be sure to make you think twice about water.
In this session, you’ll learn about:
- Why Walter and Peter believe privatizing water resources is the most efficient approach to water use
- Walter’s motto
- How Walter and Peter would approach privatizing water rights
- How the current economic regulation paradigm developed
- Why Walter and Peter would rely on legal torts rather than regulation to frame their economic model
Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include:
- Walter’s Loyola University New Orleans bio page
- Peter’s liberty.me blog
- Amazon page for Water Capitalism
- Wikipedia page for the Bundy case
- TWV 070: Prior Appropriation and How It Shaped the West with Hon. Greg Hobbs, Jr. (Ret.)
- TWV 055: Behind the Headgates of Colorado’s Water Plan with CWCB Director James Eklund
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