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Professor Hoppe’s new book, The Great Fiction: Property, Economy, Society, and the Politics of Decline, is forthcoming from Laissez Faire Books, and discussed by Jeff Tucker in his post Conspiracies and How to Defeat Them. As Tucker writes:

“If you are unfamiliar with the work of Hoppe, prepare for The Great Fiction to fundamentally shift the way you view the world. No living writer today is more effective at stripping away the illusions most everyone has about economics and public life. Hoppe causes the scales to fall from one’s eyes on the most critical issue facing humanity today: the choice between liberty and statism.”

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Der Wettbewerb der Gauner: Über das Unwesen der Demokratie und den Ausweg in die PrivatrechtsgesellschaftAs noted previously, Professor Hoppe’s most recent book was recently published. It is an introduction to the field of private law societies and contains translations of several speeches held at the PFS and the LvMI, texts from LewRockwell.com and interviews from German newspapers. Amazon.de link; publisher’s website. (Other German-language publications and translations of Hoppe works.)

A new English translation of an interview with Professor Hoppe about his book has just been published:

I recently posted my own very loose translation of an interview in German conducted with Professor Hoppe, by the German web site, MisesInfo. Fortunately, on behalf of the Professor, Robert Groezinger has produced a much more polished and accurate version of the same interview, which is hot off the press, below, from his word processor. Share and enjoy:

First of all, Mr. Hoppe, thank you for taking the time to give us this interview. You have written in your new book, Der Wettbewerb der Gauner (“The Competition of Crooks”), that “We don’t need a European super state, which the European Union is seeking to establish … but rather a Europe and world consisting of hundreds or even thousands of tiny Liechtensteins and Singapores.” Such a trend is not apparent at the moment, rather the opposite. Do things first have to get even worse – politically and economically – , before they get better again?

Unfortunately, I’m afraid so. Before that we’ll probably have to experience national bankruptcy spreading through Portugal, Spain, Italy and ultimately on to Germany. Only then, I fear, will it become clear to everyone what many people already suspect now: that the EU is nothing but a gigantic machinery of income and wealth redistribution, from Germany and the Netherlands to Greece, Spain, Portugal, and so on. But that’s not all. It will also become clear that the same insanity, the same mess, exists even within each individual country: redistribution from Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg to Bremen and Berlin, from Little Town A to Little Village B, from one company or industry to another, from Smith to Jones and so on – and always following the same perverse pattern: redistribution from the more productive countries, regions, places, companies and individuals to those that are less productive or not productive at all. Bankruptcy will bring all of this to light in a dramatic fashion.

And perhaps then, finally, will come the realization that democracy – in whose name all these dirty tricks have been done – is nothing more than an especially insidious form of communism, and that the politicians who have wrought this immoral and economic madness and who have thereby enriched themselves personally (never, of course, being liable for the damages they have caused!), are nothing more than a despicable bunch of communist crooks.

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Interview mit Prof. Dr. Hans-Hermann Hoppe:

“Produzenten gegen Parasiten: Aufruf zum Klassenkampf”

 

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Democracy – The God That Failed

Andy Duncan (http://thegodthatfailed.org/) has been interviewed by Greg Moffitt on ‘Legalise Freedom’.

They discuss the works of Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe, particularly, Democracy, The God That Failed.

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“Steuern sind Diebstahl”

Steuern sind Diebstahl

German translation of Hoppe’s Philosophie Magazine Interview on Taxation (2011).

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Der Staat ist eine kriminelle Organisation”  (The state is a criminal organization) Interview with Hoppe, Wiener Zeitung

Der Ökonom und Anarchokapitalist Hans-Hermann Hoppe spricht über die Mängel des Sozialismus, über Privateigentum als Voraussetzung für Wohlstand, untersucht die Zukunft der EU und plädiert für eine Welt ohne staatliche Regulierungen.

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Anarcho-Capitalism: An Annotated Bibliography–in Danish

Professor Hoppe’s 2001 article, Anarcho-Capitalism: An Annotated Bibliography, has been translated into Danish by Nicklas Augustine as Anarkokapitalisme – en kommenteret bibliografi. Other Danish translations of Professor Hoppe’s work.

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Der Wettbewerb der Gauner: Über das Unwesen der Demokratie und den Ausweg in die PrivatrechtsgesellschaftA new book has been released in German with material from Prof. Hoppe and a foreword by Prof. Thorsten Polleit (main title in English: The Competition of Crooks). This is an introduction to the field of private law societies and contains translations of several speeches held at the PFS and the LvMI, texts from LewRockwell.com and interviews from German newspapers. Amazon.de link; publisher’s website.

See also: Hoppe interview: Der Wettbewerb der Gauner (“The Competition of Crooks“)

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Dr. Hans-Hermann Hoppe despre impracticabilitatea unui Stat mondial şi despre eşecul democraţiilor de tip vestic, the Romanian translation of “Dr. Hans-Hermann Hoppe on the Impracticality of One-World Government and the Failure of Western-style Democracy,” The Daily Bell (Mar. 27, 2011), has just been published.

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Professor Hoppe was previously interviewed on Australian Broadcasting Corp. Radio, on the topic “Anarcho-capitalist libertarianism: What is it?” (approx. 25 minutes). It was aired on Jan. 23, 2012; audio is available here; the transcript is here, and below. As described on the ABC site, “What is anarcho-capitalist libertarianism? Hans Herman Hoppe explains the idea behind it and why it’s a very different and quite radical way to think about government, society and the economy.”

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From my post at The Libertarian Standard:

Mises Academy: Stephan Kinsella teaches The Social Theory of HoppeLast year I presented four Mises Academy Mises Academy courses:

The audio and slides for the first three courses listed can be found in those links; those for the Hoppe course are appended below. The Hoppe course is discussed in my article “Read Hoppe, Then Nothing Is the Same,” translated into Spanish as “Tras leer a Hoppe, nada es lo mismo“; see also Danny Sanchez’s post Online Hoppe Course Starts Tomorrow. I enjoyed all four courses but my favorite was the Hoppe course. Hoppe has been the biggest intellectual influence of my life, as I detail in “How I Became A Libertarian” (published as “Being a Libertarian” in I Chose Liberty: Autobiographies of Contemporary Libertarians). I agree with Sanchez that “Hans-Hermann Hoppe is the most profound social theorist writing today.” This is one reason I worked with the brilliant Austro-libertarian theorist, and one of my best friends, Jörg Guido Hülsmann, and one of the greatest guys in the world, to produce the well-received and well-deserved festschrift, Property, Freedom, and Society: Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe (Mises Institute, 2009).

The experience of teaching the Mises Academy classes was amazing and gratifying, as I noted in my article “Teaching an Online Mises Academy Course.” This and similar technology and Internet-enabled models are obviously the wave of the educational future. The students received an in-depth, specialized and personalized treatment of topics of interest to them, with tests and teacher and fellow student interaction, for a very reasonable price, and judging by their comments and evaluations, they were very satisfied with the courses and this online model. For example, for the Hoppe course, as noted in A Happy Hoppean Student, student Cam Rea wrote, about the first lecture of the course:

Move over Chuck Norris, Hans-Hermann Hoppe is in town! The introduction to “The Social Theory of Hoppe” was extremely thorough. I, a relative newcomer to the Hoppean idea, was impressed by Stephan Kinsella’s introduction to the theory. Mr. Kinsella hit upon all of those who came before Hoppe, and how each built upon another over the past two centuries. In other words, as Isaac Newton stated, “If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Hoppe is the result thus far of those who came before him in the ideals of Austrian Economics and libertarian principles. Nevertheless, Hoppe takes it much further as in the Misesian concept of human action and the science of “praxeology”, from which all actions branch in life.

Overall, the class was extremely enjoyable, the questions concrete, and the answer provided by Mr. Kinsella clear and precise. Like many others in the class, I look forward to more. So tune in next Monday at 7pm EDT. Same Hoppe-time, same Hoppe-channel!

There were also rave reviews given by students of the other courses.

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Hoppe and the Australian Mises Seminar

Professor Hoppe was the keynote speaker at the recent, very successful Australian Mises Seminar, 25-26th November, 2011, held in a private club in the Sydney CBD. Various posts about the event, and the videos released to date (which are in 1080p HD), are linked below.

Some more reports on the seminar and related posts:

The two videos available so far are embedded below:

Hoppe in Sydney 2011: “The State – The Errors of Classical Liberalism”

Hoppe in Sydney 2011: “Society Without State – Private Law Society”

Hoppe in Sydney 2011 – “Politics, Money and Banking”

Dr Steven Kates on the Classical School vs the Austrian School, includes responses from Hoppe

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Hoppe in Bucharest

Professor Hoppe spoke at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies on November 9, 2011. The four videos (two lectures with Q & A, one interview, and one seminar with discussion) are below:

From the blog post at Mises.ro: Video: Colocviu despre Teoria socialismului ?i a capitalismului cu Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s Theory of Socialism and Capitalism after 20 years. A Colloquium with the Author from Mises Romania on Vimeo.

The author Hans-Hermann Hoppe, the translator Emanuel-Mihail Socaciu, and the former president of the Mises Institute, Dan Cristian Com?nescu, comment on the significance and ideas of “A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism”, and the legacy of the private Mises Seminar in Bucharest. The comments are followed by questions from the audience.

At the invitation of the Ludwig von Mises Institute Romania, on November 8-11, 2011, Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe visited Bucharest for a series of events celebrating 130 years since the birth of Ludwig von Mises and 10 years since the foundation of the Romanian Mises Institute.

Videos below:

Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s Theory of Socialism and Capitalism after 20 years. A Colloquium with the Author

Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s Theory of Socialism and Capitalism after 20 years. A Colloquium with the Author from Mises Romania on Vimeo.


On Politics, Money, and Banking

On Politics, Money, and Banking (Hans-Hermann Hoppe) from Mises Romania on Vimeo.


Entrepreneurship with Fiat Property and Fiat Money


History, Natural Elites, and State Elites. An Interview with Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Hans-Hermann Hoppe gives a speech on Entrepreneurship with Fiat Property and Fiat Money in the Aula Magna of the Romanian-American University in Bucharest, and answers questions from the audience.

At the invitation of the Ludwig von Mises Institute Romania, on November 8-11, 2011, Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe visited Bucharest for a series of events celebrating 130 years since the birth of Ludwig von Mises and 10 years since the foundation of the Romanian Mises Institute.

History, Natural Elites, and State Elites. An Interview with Hans-Hermann Hoppe from Mises Romania on Vimeo.

Entrepreneurship with Fiat Property and Fiat Money (Hans-Hermann Hoppe) from Mises Romania on Vimeo.

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Hoppe’s Argumentation Ethics Discussed in Hebrew

Guy Kedem sent over a link to his article Dialogical Libertarianism: Ultimate Foundation of Ethics, which is a Hebrew-language discussion of Hoppe’s argumentation ethics theory of libertarian rights.

For more on argumentation ethics, see “Argumentation Ethics and Liberty: A Concise Guide,” Mises Daily (May 27, 2011) (includes “Discourse Ethics and Liberty: A Skeletal Ebook”).

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Hoppe and a Journey into a Libertarian Future

There is a very interesting five part interview (a sixth part is forthcoming), Journey into a Libertarian Future: Part V – Dark Realities (see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4). It’s by Andrew Dittmer, who recently finished his PhD in mathematics at Harvard. Dittmer extensively quotes Hoppe’s writing from his Democracy book in this interview.

Update: Journey into a Libertarian Future: Part VI – Certainty.

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Hoppe’s Argumentation Ethics in French

De la théorie économique du laissez-faire à la politique du liberalisme has just been posted (see below). This is a French translation of chapter 11, “From the Economics of Laissez Faire to the Ethics of Libertarianism,” and the Appendix, “Four Critical Replies,” of The Economics and Ethics of Private Property.

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Entrepreneurship With Fiat Property and Fiat Money

Professor Hoppe’s article, “Entrepreneurship With Fiat Property and Fiat Money,” was published today on LewRockwell.com, and is based on a speech first delivered at the Edelweiss Holdings Symposion held in Zuerich, Switzerland, on September 17, 2011.

Update: Republished in Mises Daily on Nov. 18, 2011.

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Bucharest, Hong Kong, Sydney, Perth

Professor Hoppe has the following upcoming speaking events:

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Professor Hoppe’s article, Social Democratic Hayek: An Interview with Hans-Hermann Hoppe by Mateusz Machaj, previously published in Polish as Socjaldemokratyczny Hayek, has been translated into Swedish as Intervju med Hans-Hermann Hoppe om Hayek, Mises Sweden, Oct. 13 2011.

Related articles by Professor Hoppe include: “Why Mises (and not Hayek)?“, Mises Daily (Oct. 10, 2011) and F.A. Hayek on Government and Social Evolution: A Critique, Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 7 Num. 1 (1994)

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