Professor Hoppe: The Great Fiction

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The professor’s new book is out in English, from Laissez Faire books. Read all about it, here.

Here are just some of the things the book is about:

  • Three marks of a state (that the state does not advertise)
  • Why a population puts up with the taxes, bullying, and bad service from the state
  • Why intellectuals turn to the state for support
  • Why compulsory education really exists
  • Why and how the state brings about the war of all against all
  • Why property rights exist only because of scarcity
  • Why every deviation from property rights leads to social loss
  • Why modern life is, in some ways, more savage than primitive prehistoric times
  • Why richer states are more aggressive
  • Why and how the family originated as an economic unit
  • Why self-sufficiency is the path to poverty
  • Why the Malthusian trap is real and how we escaped it
  • Why technological improvement necessarily grows from ownership and trade
  • Why the crucial ingredient that ushered in modernity is human intelligence
  • Why total privatization is not only possible, but desirable
  • Why it is naive to expect the state to ever reform money
  • Why the immigration issue is more complicated than either side admits
  • Why the best path forward for freedom must include the right to secede
  • Why truly just laws must necessarily extend from private property
  • Why there can be no religious freedom without property rights

When I get to Bodrum in two weeks time, I shall get the professor to sign my copy. Then I’ll tell you what I think about it. Hint: Probably absolutely splendid. If there are any jokes, then delete that ‘probably’.

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