Now available: Ekonomi och praxeologi, translation of Economic Science and the Austrian Method

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“Taxes are expropriation”: Interview in Wirtschaftswoche

by Stephan Kinsella on January 7, 2014

Below is an English translation of Professor Hoppe’s interview by “Wirtschaftswoche”Germany’s leading business-weekly. The interview covers various topics, including the business cycle, the nature of the state, anarcho-capitalism, taxation as expropriation, and the like.

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Interview in Wirtschaftswoche
“Taxes are expropriation”

by Malte Fischer

The anarcho-libertarian economist Hans-Hermann Hoppe argues for a state-free society. Where government has, for example, no right to compel the citizens to pay taxes to finance armed forces.

http://www.wiwo.de/politik/konjunktur/hans-hermann-hoppe-steuern-sind-enteignung-seite-all/9282336-all.html

 

Business Week:

Professor Hoppe, We currently have booming state intervention in both the economy and in society again. Many citizens want more government and less market. How do you explain that?

 

Hoppe:

History shows that crises promote the growth of the state. This is particularly evident in wars and terrorist attacks. Governments use such crises in order to pose as crisis-solvers. This also applies to the financial crisis. It has provided the governments and central banks with a welcome opportunity to intervene even more in the economy and society. Government representatives have managed to lay the blame for the crisis on capitalism, the markets and greed.

 

Without the intervention of central banks and governments in the form of liquidity injections and stimulus programs, wouldn’t the world have been thrown into a deep depression like in the 1930s? 

 

There is a misconception that governments and central banks can aid the economy with programs to help it bounce back. Even in the 1930s in the USA there were economic stimulus programs. But the Great Depression did not end until after the Second World War. In prior years, the U.S. unemployment never fell below 15 percent. The banks were hoarding the central bank money, instead of using it to lend.

 

The current circumstances are similar. The money is not getting into the goods markets, therefore the prices of commodities barely rise. But that does not mean that there is no inflation. You just have to look at how the stock markets are developing to identify where the money is going. Inflation is taking place on the asset markets. [click to continue…]

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Professor Hoppe’s interview by “Wirtschaftswoche”

January 6, 2014

Professor Hoppe has been interviewed by “Wirtschaftswoche”, Germany’s leading business-weekly: http://www.wiwo.de/politik/konjunktur/hans-hermann-hoppe-steuern-sind-enteignung-seite-all/9282336-all.html Update: English translation of the interview; Italian translation

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Schnitzel a la Hoppe (PFS 2013)

November 25, 2013

And for a special treat, a video of Professor Hoppe making schnitzel at the 2013 Annual Meeting (on the PFS Youtube channel).

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The Logical Beauty of Libertarianism—German and Portugese Translations

November 20, 2013

Interview mit Hans-Hermann Hoppe: Die logische Schönheit des Libertarismus, in eigentümlich frei, Aug. 8, 2013 has just been published, which is a German translation of Cultura e liberdade – uma entrevista com Hans-Hermann Hoppe, The Brazilian Philosophy Magazine Dicta & Contradicta Interviews Hans-Hermann Hoppe (Portugese); English translation: The Logical Beauty of Libertarianism.

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Hoppe in Japanese

November 18, 2013

Several works by Professor Hoppe and commentaries on his work are now available in Japanese. Including English, Professor Hoppe’s writing is now available in 27 languages. The Economics and Ethics of Private Property Part 1, 私有財産の経済学と倫理学 第一部 Fallacies of the Public Goods Theory and the Production of Security (The Economics and Ethics of Private Property)  公共財理論と安全性の提供における誤謬 The […]

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“On the Nature of Man, Truth, and Justice” (PFS 2013)

November 9, 2013

Professor Hoppe’s speech for the 2013 Annual Meeting is now available. See more>&gt

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Država ili društvo privatnog prava?

November 5, 2013

The Croatian and Serbian translations of Professor Hoppe’s speech Staat oder Privatrechtsgesellschaft? (State or Private Law Society) delivered at the 14th Philosophicum Lech is now available at the following links: Croatian Translation: Država ili društvo privatnog prava? Serbian Translation: Država ili društvo privatnog prava?      

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Vom moralischen und wirtschaftlichen Wohl der Steuerhinterziehun

October 23, 2013

Below is a recent post from Mises Deutschland: Of  the Moral and Economic Benefit of Tax-Evasion (in German), Vom moralischen und wirtschaftlichen Wohl der Steuerhinterziehun.

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Spanish Translation of A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism

September 6, 2013

A Spanish translation of Prof. Hoppe’s seminal A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism is now available, with a new Foreword by Prof. Juan Fernando Carpio. (Kindle version.) Update: See also Presentando al prof. Hoppe la traducción de su libro; photo below.

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The Brazilian Philosophy Magazine Dicta & Contradicta Interviews Hans-Hermann Hoppe

August 1, 2013

The Brazilian Philosophy Magazine Dicta & Contradicta Interviews Hans-Hermann Hoppe Would the change from a statist to a libertarian society help or hinder the production of high culture? Hoppe: A libertarian society would be significantly more prosperous and wealthy and this would certainly help both low and high culture. But a free society – a society […]

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On Taxes and Parasites

July 15, 2013

Prof. Hoppe spoke (in German) on the topic “On Taxes and Parasites,” at the occasion of the inaugural conference of the Ludwig von Mises Institut Deutschland, held at Hotel Bayerischer Hof, in Munich, on June 15, 2013.

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From Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy

July 1, 2013

The following is a video of Prof. Hoppe speaking at the Rafael del Pino Foundation’s Master Lecture Series in Madrid, Spain, on June 20, 2013: “From Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy: A Tale of Moral and Economic Folly and Decay.”

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Hans-Hermann Hoppe in 10 Great Quotes

June 28, 2013

From the UK publication The Libertarian: Hans-Hermann Hoppe in 10 Great Quotes by Eric Field, June 28, 2013 By Eric Field  Hans-Hermann Hoppe is one of the most defining of contemporary libertarian thinkers.  A graduate of the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany and a former Marxist, Hoppe’s is best known for his rigorously logical examination of culture, human […]

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Ekonomia I Eytka Własności Prywatnej: Polish translation of The Ethics and Economics of Private Property

June 22, 2013

Ekonomia I Eytka Własności Prywatnej, the Polish translation of Professor Hoppe’s The Economics and Ethics of Private Property, is now available. See also: Etica y Economia de la Propiedad Privada, Spanish translation of The Ethics and Economics of Private Property.

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Economía Y Ética de la Propiedad Privada: Spanish translation of The Ethics and Economics of Private Property

June 22, 2013

Economía Y Ética de la Propiedad Privada, the Spanish translation of Professor Hoppe’s The Economics and Ethics of Private Property, is available at the following links: Paper edition: http://amzn.to/13Fq0Rq Electronic edition for América: http://amzn.to/10mk2al Electronic edition for Spain:http://amzn.to/12lXSal See also: Etica y Economia de la Propiedad Privada, Spanish translation of The Ethics and Economics of Private Property

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Hoppe on the “Hayek Myth”

May 14, 2013

German translation of the speech presented at the 2012 PFS meeting: Hans-Hermann Hoppe, “The Hayek Myth” (PFS 2012).  

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Second Spanish edition of Democracy: The God That Failed

April 19, 2013

To right is the cover of Monarquia, Democracia Y Orden Natural. Una Vision Austriaca De La Era Americana (2nd Spanish edition of Democracy: The God That Failed), trans. and prologue by Prof. Jeronimo Molina (University of Murcia). It can be ordered by email; see also this link. Online reviews and discussion include: Hans-Hermann Hoppe: razÛn y libertad (RecensiÛn: MonarquÌa, democracia […]

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Economic Science and the Austrian Method in Chinese

April 16, 2013

Professor Hoppe’s Economic Science and the Austrian Method has been translated into Chinese by Hongchao Tan.

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