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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

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Hans-Hermann Hoppe, an Austrian School economist and libertarian/anarcho-capitalist philosopher, is Professor Emeritus of Economics at UNLV, Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute, founder and president of The Property and Freedom Society, former editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies, and a lifetime member of the Royal Horticultural Society. He is married to economist Dr. A. Gulcin Imre Hoppe and resides with his wife in Istanbul.

Hans-Hermann Hoppe was born on September 2, 1949, in Peine, West Germany. He attended the Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/M, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for studies in Philosophy, Sociology, History, and Economics. He earned his Ph.D. (Philosophy, 1974) and his “Habilitation” (Sociology and Economics, 1981), both from the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main.

He taught at several German universities as well as at the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center for Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Italy. In 1986, he moved from Germany to the United States, to study under Murray Rothbard. He remained a close associate of Rothbard until his death in January, 1995.

An Austrian school economist and libertarian/anarcho-capitalist philosopher, is Professor Emeritus of Economics at UNLV, Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute, former editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies (2005–2009), and founder and president of The Property and Freedom Society (2006–present).

In addition to his English-language books, Professor Hoppe is the author of Handeln und Erkennen (Bern 1976); Kritik der kausalwissenschaftlichen Sozialforschung (Opladen 1983); Eigentum, Anarchie und Staat (Opladen 1987) and numerous articles on philosophy, economics and the social sciences.

All Works

The Idea of a Private Law Society: The Case of Karl Ludwig von Haller

Blog09/26/2021

Never has anything like a state of nature as depicted by social contract theorists existed anywhere.

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Why the State Demands Control of Money

Booms and BustsFree MarketsMoney and BankingOther Schools of Thought

08/11/2021Mises Daily Articles
The question that arises for the state ruler is: How can I free myself of two effective constraints on my power: tax-resistance in the form of falling tax revenue and the need to borrow from and pay interest to banks?
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Of Common, Public, and Private Property and the Rationale for Total Privatization

Private Property

Blog08/07/2021

Hoppe lays out the nature and role of private property in human relations and the flawed concept of public property.

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The Role of Intellectuals and Anti-intellectuals

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog08/04/2021

How can anyone get away with controlling a state? Why would others put up with such an institution?

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Economy, Society, and History

SocialismStrategyPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

07/22/2021Books
[Audio and epub editions forthcoming.] In June 2004, Professor Hoppe visited the Mises Institute in Auburn to deliver an ambitious series of lectures titled Economy, Society, and History . Over ten lectures, one each morning and afternoon for a week, Dr. Hoppe presented nothing short of a...
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