Politics/Economics

The Private Sector Vs. The State

A common question in society today is how the public should decide certain political and economic issues. I wish to posit that not only is this less important than the question of whether the government should be involved at all, but it is falsely premised. There is no "public sector". As legal and political theoretician… Continue reading The Private Sector Vs. The State

Politics/Economics

Privatize Everything: Defining Private, Common, and Public Property

https://youtu.be/nNTDqAunbCc This article was first published as "Of Private, Common, and Public Property and the Rationale for Total Privatization” Libertarian Papers 3, 1 (2011). I have three goals. First, I want to clarify the nature and function of private property. Second, I want to clarify the distinction between "common" goods and property and "public" goods… Continue reading Privatize Everything: Defining Private, Common, and Public Property

History/Culture, Politics/Economics

Marxist and Austrian Class Analysis

[From Chapter 4 of The Economics and Ethics of Private Property by Hans-Hermann Hoppe.] I will do the following in this chapter: First, I will present a series of theses that constitute the hard-core of the Marxist theory of history. I claim that all of them are essentially correct. Then I will show how these true theses… Continue reading Marxist and Austrian Class Analysis

Politics/Economics

Why Economic Fallacies Are Taught

You may think that it is out of hubris that I brazenly chide most of what is peddled in public schools and universities as fallacious. Well, economists qua economists are well aware that their services can command greater remuneration behind the aegis of the State or University tenure than on the market. Roughly 80% of… Continue reading Why Economic Fallacies Are Taught

Politics/Economics

Preferring Some Policies/Candidates Over Others Is Not Statist

Are ordinal preferences statist? One might think so from talking with some libertarians. All statism is bad, and all state actions are bad, they say. Which means that to be “principled,” a libertarian must oppose all statism equally, and preferring one form of statism to another is an “unprincipled” compromise with evil. I have already… Continue reading Preferring Some Policies/Candidates Over Others Is Not Statist