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Schnitzel a la Hoppe (PFS 2013)

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


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 HoppeThe Brazilian Philosophy Magazine Dicta & Contradicta Interviews Hans-Hermann Hoppe (Portugese); English translation: The Logical Beauty of Libertarianism.


Hoppe in Japanese

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.


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

Professor Hoppe’s speech for the 2013 Annual Meeting is now available.

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Država ili društvo privatnog prava?

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?





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.


Spanish Translation of A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism

HOPPE tsc spanishA 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.



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

hoppe1.jpgWould 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 without taxes and tax-subsidies and without so-called “intellectual property rights” – would produce a very differentculture, with a very different set of products, producers, stars and failures.

You see a causal link between a society’s form of government and its moral values and social development. Do you see a similar link between type of government and aesthetic standards and quality of art and entertainment? 

Hoppe: Yes I do. Democratic state government systematically promotes egalitarianism and relativism. In the field of human interaction, it leads to the subversion and ultimately disappearance of the idea of eternal and universal principles of justice. Law is swamped and submerged by legislation. In the field of the arts and of aesthetic judgment, democracy leads to the subversion and ultimately disappearance of the notion of beautyand universal standards of beauty. Beauty is swamped and submerged by so-called “modern art.” [click to continue…]


On Taxes and Parasites

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.


From Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy

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From Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy

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.”


Hans-Hermann Hoppe in 10 Great Quotes

From the UK publication The Libertarian:

Hans-Hermann Hoppe in 10 Great Quotes

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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 action, and the state.  Hoppe has at times courted controversy for his belief that natural hierarchies are essential to human liberty.  Regardless of whether or not one agrees with much of Hoppe’s statements, he has greatly improved the quality of libertarian discourse.  So much so, that “Hoppean” has become a synonym for rigorously supported scholarly support for libertarianism.

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hoppe-economics-ethics-polish-coverEkonomia 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.


hoppe-economica-etica-spanish-coverEconomía 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:


Hoppe on the “Hayek Myth”

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



Second Spanish edition of Democracy: The God That Failed

hoppe-democracy-spanish-2nd-coverTo 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:

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For other Spanish translations of Hoppe’s works, see here.


Economic Science and the Austrian Method in Chinese

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


From the Authors Forum, presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference 2013 (formerly ASC) (21 March 2013, Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama).


A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism in Portugese

hoppe TSC portugese coverProfessor Hoppe’s A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism has been translated into Portugese (Mises Brazil, 2013; translated by Bruno Garschagen). It is available for free download into PDF and kindle (.mobi) formats.

Information on the new Laissez Faire Books edition of TSC may be found here. Professor Hoppe’s work now appears in at least 23 languages in addition to English.


From LewRockwell.com, a transcript of Hoppe’s speech The Economics of World Government (The Lew Rockwell Show #130, 18 Aug. 2009) (from Mises University 2009).

The Economics of World Government
A transcript of the Lew Rockwell Show episode 130 of Hans-Hermann Hoppe at the 2009 Mises University talking about the economics of political centralization

by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Recently by Hans-Hermann Hoppe: On the Impossibility of Limited Government and the Prospects for a Second American Revolution

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ANNOUNCER: This is the Lew Rockwell Show.

ROCKWELL: Recently, at the 2009 Mises University, Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe talked about the economics of political centralization. What is it that brings about unification, unfortunate unification and centralization within a country like the United States where the states gradually become irrelevant under an all-powerful D.C., and, for that matter, drives countries to join together into an even worse situation, of course, a world government?

Here’s Dr. Hoppe.

HOPPE: OK, I will begin my lecture.

At the beginning, I want to repeat a few points that I have made in my previous lecture on law and economics, and then I want to get to an entirely different subject than the one that I dealt with in that previous lecture.

Because there is a scarcity in the world, we can have conflicts regarding these scarce resources. And because conflicts can exist whenever and wherever there exists scarcity, we do need norms to regulate human life. Norms – the purpose of norms is to avoid conflicts. And in order to avoid conflicts regarding scarce resources, we need rules of exclusive ownership of such scarce resources or, to say exactly the same, we need property rights to determine who is entitled to control what and who is not entitled to control what.

These rules, I have defended in my previous lecture, the rules that Austrians regard as rules capable of doing this, avoiding conflict and, at the same time, being just rules are the following. One is every person owns himself, his own physical body. He has exclusive control over his own physical body. The second rule refers to, how do we acquire property, the right of exclusive control of scarce resources outside of our body in the external world. Previously – initially, the outside world is un-owned and we acquire property in objects outside of our body by being the first one to put certain resources to use and, thereby, we become the owner. This is also sometimes referred to as original appropriation or as homesteading. Rule number three and four are implied in the previous two. He who uses his physical body and those things that he originally appropriates in order to produce something, to transform things into a more valuable state of affairs, thereby, becomes the owner of what he has produced. Producer owns the product. And finally, we can also acquire property by a voluntary transfer from a previous owner to a later owner.

In addition, you also realize that if you would follow these rules, by and large, wealth will be maximized. And if we follow these rules, then all conflicts can conceivably be avoided.We again only emphasize in this lecture that there are intuitively sensible rules, who should own us unless – who should own us, except ourselves. Somebody else should own us sounds absurd. Should the second one be the owner who has done nothing to a resource, instead of the first one? Again, that sounds absurd. The producer does not own the product, but somebody who has not produced it should own the product? Again, that sounds absurd. And obviously, rule number four, if it would be possible to just to take something away from other people against their consent, civilization would be destroyed in a moment’s time. [click to continue…]