01/11/Hans-Hermann Hoppe Democracy-The God that Failed is a brilliant and unflinching work that will be of intense interest to scholars and students of. Democracy: The God that Failed by Hoppe 12/04/Hans-Hermann Hoppe. The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order. The God That Failed. The Economics and PoUtlcs of. Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order. Hans-Hermann Hoppe. Transaction Publishers.

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Whether the king has gleams of riches in his eyes or has a more practical motive for keeping his country rich, such as the financing of future wars, his ukases will not be polluted by short-termism. There is some repetition between chapters, but not overly so.

Democracy: The God That Failed

From this supposition, Hoppe goes on to substantiate this claim by pointing out through empirical historical data and sound praxeological theory that from private ruling comes an aspect of personal stewardship absent in democratic republican governmental models.

But while the term sociology has been sometimes used in this meaning, under the dominant influence of the empiricist-positivist philosophy the term has acquired an altogether different meaning and reputation. Hoppe confines himself to an economic analysis, so hermnn political drawbacks of such a regime are not brought up. Jan 02, Thomas rated it it was ok. This book is a good one, and worth reading if you are at all interested yermann libertarian or monarchical politics.

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To ask other readers questions about Democracyplease sign up. There are extensive footnotes, including quotes from other bans and references to those works.

Probably not a beginner read if you’re not already accustomed to some of the ideas of liberty but HHH offers compelling and not easily refutable arguments in defense of his ultimate argument that, contrary to popular opinion, democracy leads to a degradation of society and is not actually an improvement to the old monarchical systems of the past. Ultimately, however, he argues the be Highly thought provoking.


Hoppe logically lays out solutions for private defense contrary to the state and further provides the answer to de democratization with the right of secession. While history will play an important role, the following is not the work of a historian but of a political economist and philosopher, however. Like Hans-Hermann Hoppe, many founders saw in democracy a catalyst for decivilization.

Sep 18, JJ rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Such a state had to be shattered, such a dynasty had to disappear. Oct 29, Ryan Lackey rated it it was amazing Shelves: More and more programs that benefited the short time horizon of their term of office. Now, think what that means.

For instance, based on theoretical insights it must be considered impossible that higher taxes and regulations can be the cause of higher living standards.

There are some interesting This is my “staple of libertarian” must-reads. Unlike many other Austrian thinkers, Hoppe focuses far less on the morality of capitalism, focusing rather on how socialism literally corrodes civilization from the inside out. He also correctly draws parallels between conservatism and libertarianism while also addressing modern day flaws with both ideologies.

This book complements the author’s previous work defending the ethics of private property and natural order. It was envisioned that the development of what then was the modem-and-BBS network would continue to the point where such a system would be feasible.

A Treatise on Economics Auburn, Al.: Hoppe himself calls this the “Austrian-Habsburg” model, but it’s clear that Colbertist France is a better fit. Been wanting to read this book for awhile, finally have. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.



And it is because of the natural order’s logical status as the theoretical answer to the fundamental problem of social order – of how to protect liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness – that the following also includes extensive discussions of strategic matters and concerns, i. This time I upped its celestial rating by one star. And even where monarchies remained nominally in existence, as in Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the Scandinavian countries, monarchs no longer exercised any governing power.

It also makes the case that monarchy, and even feudalism, are preferable alternatives to democracy and are typically closer to the private property ideal. Hoppe says monarchies are bad, too. Hoppe’s truly unique observation to me is his analysis of how democratic governments which include any form of representative government make this problem much worse.

That’s where the supply of credit comes from, and if the incentive to save dwindles, so does the supply, which pushes the price of borrowing up. He is also not saying unpopular things just for the wow factor. In some circles this kind of theory is held in low esteem; and some philosophers, especially of the empiricist-positivist variety, have declared any such theory off-limits or even impossible.

It’s not a book for the faint of heart: Longer education in public schools will lead to higher wages.

Highly recommend if you’re into well researched, logical, fact based advancement of liberty ideas. View the discussion thread.