10 episodes

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.

A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism Mises Institute

    • Podcasts

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

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Pages 9–16 in the text.

    Chapter 2. Property, Contract, Aggression, Capitalism, Socialism

    Chapter 2. Property, Contract, Aggression, Capitalism, Socialism

    Pages 17–32 in the text.

    Chapter 3. Socialism Russian Style

    Chapter 3. Socialism Russian Style

    Pages 33–54 in the text.

    Chapter 4. Socialism Social-Democratic Style

    Chapter 4. Socialism Social-Democratic Style

    Pages 55–82 in the text.

    Chapter 5. The Socialism of Conservatism

    Chapter 5. The Socialism of Conservatism

    Pages 83–116 in the text.

    Chapter 6. The Socialism of Social Engineering

    Chapter 6. The Socialism of Social Engineering

    Pages 117–150 in the text.

Top Podcasts In Podcasts

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by Mises Institute