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Dr. Guido Hülsmann: Nation, State, and Borders

Guido Hülsmann on Mises Weekends

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04/02/2016Jörg Guido HülsmannJeff Deist

Jörg Guido Hülsmann joins Jeff Deist in studio this weekend to discuss the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe. They consider what Mises, Rothbard, and Hoppe have to say about borders, migration controls, organic nations, and culture. Dr. Hülsmann also explains the critical difference between nation and state, and why so-called "public property" should be controlled for the benefit of taxpayers.

Are the arguments for the free movement of goods necessarily applicable to immigrants? Are libertarians overly dismissive of culture arguments, narrow-mindedly seeing individuals as bound to each other only by market exchange? And is the modern version of open borders just a big-government construct?

Note: The views expressed on are not necessarily those of the Mises Institute.

Contact Jörg Guido Hülsmann

Jörg Guido Hülsmann is senior fellow of the Mises Institute where he holds the 2018 Peterson-Luddy Chair and was director of research for Mises Fellows in residence 1999-2004.  He is author of Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism and The Ethics of Money Production. He teaches in France, at Université d'Angers. His full CV is here.

Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is former president of the Mises Institute. He is a writer, public speaker, and advocate for property, markets, and civil society. Jeff was chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul. Contact: email; Twitter.