Victimless Crimes

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[Or crimes without victims.] If this term was explained honestly, it would be "crimes where we choose not to count the perpetrator as a victim and conveniently ignore distributed or indirect harms to family, friends, and other people through the environment, social relationships, and institutions."

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Defenders Of The Unsavory (14 links)
Prostitution, blackmail, environmental crime, child labor, racism, tobacco, gambling, black markets, quacks, corruption of many sorts: defenders of these practices often find libertarian allies.
Walter Block (7 links)
A contrarian who takes the notion that "liberty" should be the primary concern to horrible extremes: he promotes almost every social ill as an exercise in liberty. Child prostitution, etc. you name it. Single value analysis: property is everything with the non-aggression axiom. He also likes to cherry-pick gut feeling intuitions that support his ideology. Criticizes other libertarians for not being pure enough.

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