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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Works Published inAustrian Economics NewsletterThe AustrianSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Libertarian PapersArticles of Interest

AwardsGary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Defense of Liberty

Hans-Hermann Hoppe, an Austrian School economist and libertarian/anarcho-capitalist philosopher, is Professor Emeritus of Economics at UNLV, Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute, founder and president of The Property and Freedom Society, former editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies, and a lifetime member of the Royal Horticultural Society. He is married to economist Dr. A. Gulcin Imre Hoppe and resides with his wife in Istanbul.

Hans-Hermann Hoppe was born on September 2, 1949, in Peine, West Germany. He attended the Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/M, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for studies in Philosophy, Sociology, History, and Economics. He earned his Ph.D. (Philosophy, 1974) and his “Habilitation” (Sociology and Economics, 1981), both from the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main.

He taught at several German universities as well as at the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center for Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Italy. In 1986, he moved from Germany to the United States, to study under Murray Rothbard. He remained a close associate of Rothbard until his death in January, 1995.

An Austrian school economist and libertarian/anarcho-capitalist philosopher, is Professor Emeritus of Economics at UNLV, Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute, former editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies (2005–2009), and founder and president of The Property and Freedom Society (2006–present).

In addition to his English-language books, Professor Hoppe is the author of Handeln und Erkennen (Bern 1976); Kritik der kausalwissenschaftlichen Sozialforschung (Opladen 1983); Eigentum, Anarchie und Staat (Opladen 1987) and numerous articles on philosophy, economics and the social sciences.

All Works

Marxist and Austrian Class Analysis

Blog09/01/2017
There is indeed a historical struggle among classes. But the causes and nature of the struggle are not as Marx describes them.

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Hans-Hermann Hoppe: A World Without Theft

Free MarketsStrategyPrivate Property

05/05/2017Audio/Video
Hoppe explains why private property is a necessary component of self-ownership and the foundation of a free society.

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Why Politicians Win (and Workers Lose) Under Socialism

Big GovernmentPrivate Property

Blog04/19/2017
The higher on the socialist hierarchy you look, the more you will find people who are too incompetent to do the job they are supposed to do

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A Realistic Libertarianism

Political Theory

02/10/2017Articles of Interest
Libertarianism is logically consistent with almost any attitude toward culture, society, religion, or moral principle.

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Why Democracy Rewards Bad People

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog10/06/2016

Democracy virtually assures that only bad and dangerous men will ever rise to the top of government.

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