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Economics professor responds to critics

March 20, 2009

Walter Block, Ph.D., the Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Chair in Economics in the Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business, will address the issues of racism and sexism and respond to critics in a lecture on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium.

Block said he intends to give a similar lecture to the one he gave at Loyola College in Baltimore, Md., in November 2008. Contents of the lecture, which included a discussion of differences in productivity among African-Americans and whites, were reported in The Baltimore Sun and The Times-Picayune, after the president of Loyola College issued an apology for Block’s alleged remarks. The Loyola University New Orleans Diversity Task Force wrote a letter to the editor of The Times-Picayune criticizing Block’s remarks, which Block said prompted this lecture.

The lecture, “Is the capitalist system guilty of racism, sexism? No. Walter Block responds to his politically correct critics,” is sponsored by the Economics Club of Loyola University New Orleans.

For more information on the lecture, contact Block at wblock@loyno.edu.

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