RESPONSE TO BEN O’NEILL ON INDIFFERENCE
O’Neill (2010) is a critique of Block (1980) and, also, I argue, a supporter of Nozick’s (1977) criticism of the Austrian School of economics. O’Neill (2010) also calls into question Hoppe (2005, 2009). These latter two articles also constitute a disparagement of Nozick (1980). While I agree with several of O’Neill’s (2010) condemnations of Hoppe (2005, 2009), at least the latter author was attempting to respond to Nozick’s (1977) denigration of praxeology, thus defending Austrianism. The same, unfortunately, cannot be said of O’Neill’s (2010) overall rejection of Hoppe (2005, 2009). The present paper is an attempt to defend Block (1980) against the rejection of it by O’Neill (2010).