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. Democracy has ratings and 58 reviews. Jason said: Hoppe’s argument is essentially a well-executed follow through of Etienne de la Boetie’s call to s.

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Oxford University Press, But Hoppe doesn’t stop there. Time preference being the squandering of current resources, that is, neglecting capital accumulation, Dr Hoppe operates from the correct axiom that capital accumulation is the only thing that separates us from savage beasts. Rather, every state, regardless of its constitution, is economically and ethically deficient.

To say that something is “necessary” and can be recognized as such “a priori”is not to claim that one is infallible. In contrast to this view and in accordance with common sense, Democracj understand the same propositions as asserting some simple but fundamental truths about tgat structure of reality. However, while they have proven exceptionally perceptive and farsighted in these endeavors especially in comparison to their empiricist-positivist counterpartsneither Mises nor Rothbard made a systematic attempt to search for a cause of the decline of classical liberal thought and laissez-faire capitalism and the concomitant rise of anti-capitalist political ideologies and statism during the 20th century.

Jan 04, Jonathan Sargent rated it liked it. So I’ll give a bit of pros and cons. Yet were twentieth century living standards higher because of higher taxes and regulations or despite higher hans-hermaann and regulations, i. Prices fixed below market clearing prices will lead to lasting shortages.

Aug 12, Jeff rated it really liked it. The God that Failed is a wittily written and essential read for libertarians and non-libertarians alike. Overall, this is a book that makes you think and may even change your mind on a thing or two. And what is, says Hoppe, the natural order of man?

This is refreshing to read, but simultaneously makes it all the more disappointing that the movement today has devolved into “weed and cum” with only passing attention given to property rights and their cultural preconditions spoiler alert: Hoppe characterizes femocracy as “publicly owned government “, which he compares to monarchy —”privately owned government”—to conclude that the latter is preferable; however, Hoppe aims to show that both monarchy and democracy are deficient systems compared to his preferred structure to advance civilization—what he calls the natural ordera system free of both taxation and coercive monopoly in which jurisdictions freely compete for adherents.


If you think Ron Paul is crazy, Hoppe belongs in the mental asylum. Although I find Hoppe either difficult to understand and even on some points, unpersuasive at least based on my current understandingI am highly impressed by Hoppe’s overall defense of voluntary society in the face of democratic states and I look forward to the continuing development of technologies that will allow us to realize the ultimate failure of the nation-state experiment as a means of social organization.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Hans-hermsnn and Privacy Policy. Johnston, The Austrian Mind. Democracy majority rule is incompatible with private property individual ownership and rule.

Skip to main content. Hoppe’s analysis of monarchy as private government ownership yielding longer time preference than democracy as public ownership of government proves the decline of civilization that is also evidenced by increased government waste, increased positive law, increased in war, and moral decay post WWI.

Democracy: The God That Failed by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Hoppe speaks clearly about many issues that are often ignored by Constitutional conservatives today, mostly as they pertain to the rise of unconditional egalitarianism and forced integration in the form of affirmative action and forced association in schools, etc.

The second section is mostly what a better state-less society would look like.

The world-wide ratio of beef to pork spending is 2: He attributes democracy’s failures to pressure groups seeking increased government expenditures, regulations and taxation and a lack of counter-measures to them. Instead, the position taken toward monarchy is this: Published August 1st by Routledge first published And it gets better. Hhe World History Political Theory.

In underscoring the deficiencies of both monarchy and democracy, the author demonstrates how these systems are both inferior to a natural order based on private-property. From the viewpoint of those who prefer less exploitation over more and who value farsightedness and individual responsibility above shortsightedness and irresponsibility, the historic transition from monarchy to democracy represents not progress faied civilizational decline.

Democracy: The God That Failed

He also mentions that exploitation is normal under absolutism. In general he is a bit of fsiled nasty elitist. The problem is that Hoppe goes overboard in his critique of multiculturalism – instead he operates on the unproven and dubious assumption that different ethnic and cultural groups cannot cemocracy together in harmony though he acknowledges that they may collaborate from a distance. Since he has an interest in keeping the value of the property up, he and his staff will be forward-thinking, and pass policies that will not wreck the economy because he will suffer as a result of this.


A compelling chapter on time preference describes the progress of civilization as lowering time preferences as capital structure is built, and explains how the interaction between people can lower time all around, with interesting parallels to the Ricardian Law of Association. It is fakled deep book. No me gusto el perfil conservador que demuestra el autor en algunos aspectos.

There are some interesting This is my “staple of libertarian” must-reads. Still, if one carefully looks to the US founders, one will find in their words a very prediction of what has come and is coming to pass as th democracy, according to Hoppe.

Hans-Hermann Hoppe

The complete lack of political correctness. A priori theory trumps and corrects experience and logic overrules observationand not vice-versa. Untersuchungen zur Grundlegung von Soziologie und Oekonomie Opladen: In distinct contrast, the following studies are everything a good positivist claims one cannot and shall not be: According to the approach adopted here, theoretical propositions like the ones just cited are accepted for what they apparently are: I should note that this book is dense and, for me, a relatively slow read.

Assuming this responsibility would spill over into mature behaviour in other parts of their lives, because a citizen with a vote has more at stake in the maintenance of the good in society than a peasant with a dependency attitude does.

He acknowledges this, but anyone who disagrees with any part of his premises will have a hard time justifying his ultimate thesis of a stateless society. Aug 07, Bruno rated it liked it. Here is where Hoppe shines. This democratic infusion ignited a process of decivilization which has direct bearing on the current chaotic political situation of the US and the world.

He mentions that the first French kings considered themselves to be in debt to the people for justice p. What would have happened, it is being asked again, if in accordance with his reelection promise, Woodrow Wilson had kept the U.