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Contra Horowitz: A Case for Reparations to Blacks for Slavery

Jon-Paul Amos ; Loyola University New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Walter E. Block orcid id ; Loyola University New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 216 Kb

str. 35-57

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Horowitz rejects reparations for African Americans. We demonstrate that their heirs are entitled to the property illegitimately obtained by the slave owners. When we operate under the libertarian homesteading principle, the land should be redistributed back to the people who worked and tilled it first. That is, the black slaves. Horowitz’s claims against reparations serve as a poor refutation towards the reparations argument. African Americans are entitled to the “40 acres and a mule” that was promised, yet never fulfilled. We rely upon libertarian theory to clearly understand the case for reparations.

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Libertarian; homesteading; reparations; property rights; slavery

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