The Human Action Podcast

Hoppe’s Democracy: The God That Failed

The Human Action Podcast
Jeff Deist Jayant Bhandari

With an ugly presidential election just three weeks away, we dive into Hans Hoppe’s classic Democracy: The God That Failed to puncture some of the myths surrounding democracy and voting. Jayant Bhandari joins the show to discuss Hoppe’s controversial thesis concerning monarchy and democracy, time preference and its manifestation in the two systems, the forces constraining monarchs, and the terrible incentives created for democratic rulers. This is a must-listen show for anyone interested in Hoppe’s most famous work and its application to the problems western states face today. 

Find more from Jayant Bhandari on his website ( and his Twitter account (@JayantBhandari5).

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