Here is Hans Hoppe's first treatise in English — actually his first book in English — and the one that put him on the map as a social thinker and economist to watch. He argued that there are only two possible archetypes in economic affairs: socialism and capitalism. All systems are combinations of those two types. The capitalist model he defines as pure protection of private property, free association, and exchange — no exceptions. All deviations from that ideal are species of socialism, with public ownership and interference with trade.
Narrated by Jim Vann.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Pages 9–16 in the text.
Chapter 2. Property, Contract, Aggression, Capitalism, Socialism
Pages 17–32 in the text.
Chapter 3. Socialism Russian Style
Pages 33–54 in the text.
Chapter 4. Socialism Social-Democratic Style
Pages 55–82 in the text.
Chapter 5. The Socialism of Conservatism
Pages 83–116 in the text.
Chapter 6. The Socialism of Social Engineering
Pages 117–150 in the text.