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"Natural Elites, Intellectuals, and the State"

"Natural Elites, Intellectuals, and the State"

This monograph engages the long-running controversy about the origin of the state. Hoppe adopts the theory that extends from a Rothbardian view of the role of elites in society and their monopolistic tendencies. He further maps out a strategy for how the non-state-connected natural elites can turn back the tide of state-connected elites. It is a seminal contribution to the literature with a hopeful roadmap for the future.

24 pg. booklet

Publication Information

Auburn, Mises Institute, 1992.

Updated 5/17/2010