Hans-Hermann Hoppe received his Ph.D. and his "Habilitation" from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is currently professor of economics at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn, AL, and editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly Review.
Democracy--The God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Orderby Hans-Hermann Hoppe
Hoppe (economics, U. of Nevada, Las Vegas) has presented much of this material as speeches to the Ludwig von Mises Institute and the Center for Libertarian Studies (he is an editor for the Journal of Libertarian Studies). Hoppe calls for an alignment of conservatism and libertarianism and suggests, among other things, that the production of defense should be undertaken by insurance companies on the free market. The central theme is that a natural order is superior and that civilization would be better served by a social theory of legitimation.
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