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Happy Birthday, Hans!

September 2, 2009 by

hoppe-schulak-siemens-2005Today, Professor Hoppe turns 60–happy birthday, Hans!

In honor of his birthday and achievements in the cause of economic science and liberty, he was presented with the Property, Freedom, and Society: Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe festschrift at the end of July during Mises University 2009–about a month early. And today, the Google books version has gone up too.


Christoph Kohring September 2, 2009 at 9:37 am

Happy birthday 3H!

Christoph, concise at the foot of the Mont-Pèlerin

Joe September 2, 2009 at 10:08 am

Happy Birthday Dr. Hoppe!

Listening to the Economy, Society & History Seminar mp3′s as we speak. It rocks!

Dr. Hoppe's personal secretary September 2, 2009 at 11:08 am


Dr. Hoppe wants you to know he has decided to ban you from his future natural order community. Phrases such as “It rocks”, have a decivilizing effect. Good luck with the pedophiles and fractional reserve banking theorists.

E. Harding September 2, 2009 at 11:25 am

Don’t forget that Sept. 2nd is also Atlas Shrugged Day!:-)

mpolzkill September 2, 2009 at 11:37 am

Dr. Hoppe’s personal secretary,

[snicker] Excellent. I don’t think most of us would be welcome in Kinsella’s version either. But it’s all good.

Dr. Hoppe September 2, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I love rocks. They are so tough!

Bruce Koerber September 2, 2009 at 12:56 pm

It surely would be good if people knew the name of the great economists and celebrated their contributions.

Is there a growing awareness out there that Hans-Hermann Hoppe is a great economist? Maybe they will ask him what he thinks about the ‘economics’ of Krugman or about the true outcome of the actions of Bernanke.

Let’s hope.

Stephan Kinsella September 2, 2009 at 1:11 pm

mpolzkill: “Excellent. I don’t think most of us would be welcome in Kinsella’s version either. But it’s all good.”

This is a totally false and unfair smear. I and others here work tirelessly for liberty and tolerance and peace.

Mechanized September 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Happy Birthday Dr. Hoppe. Certainly the finest anarcho-capitalist alive. May we see many more to come.

Zach_the_Lizard September 2, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Happy birthday! May you live to see many more.

I’ve really enjoyed the lectures you have available through Mises.org. Through them (and through my other favorite lecturer, Walter Block), I’ve gained a great deal of information.

mpolzkill September 2, 2009 at 2:12 pm


That’s not what I meant, we don’t have to be in the same planned community to have liberty, peace and tolerance for each other. It was merely a joke about how, whether you’re conscious of it or not, you sound like a Utopian to many people. And so what if you are? Are people in gated communities with covenants necessarily opposed to liberty, peace and well….OK, but what’s wrong with some measure of intolerance? Freedom of association, right? I’m with Hoppes’ secretary: no loud rock music near my house!

We were speaking of communes though, right? I may be missing a reference, and Hoppe’s secretary meant all rockers must leave North America or maybe the planet? If that’s the joke, my sincere apologies for my obtuseness. I’m not down with that and its unfair to you both.

If it is the world you’re talking about taking over (peacefully, through pure reason), I want to leave the planet. I can’t bear to read the idiotic responses your legal theories inspire (on the order of “how many angels can dance on the head of a pin”) let alone wish to live in such a place. I don’t know how you can take a wave of such buffoonishness every day and continue to entertain ideas of a human order based purely on reason.

J Cortez September 2, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Happy birthday and thank you, Dr. Hoppe, for all of your contributions!

Vince September 2, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Happy Birthday Prof. Hoppe. Even though you’re not at unlv anymore…still big influence on my intellectual development.

Dave September 2, 2009 at 9:42 pm

I agree with Hoppe on more subjects, than I do with any other thinker alive. His works nearly single handedly brought me from minarchy, to anarchy.

And may I suggest to those who decide to smear Hoppe with the typical rhetoric, that they instead, attempt to impart liberty to 1/10 of the degree that Hoppe and others have, before making idiots out of themselves?

Fallon September 3, 2009 at 12:16 am

I, too, have been influenced by Prof. Hoppe to the point of rejecting the notion of state and democracy as proper means to a progressing civilization. I am very much grateful to Prof. Hoppe for the priceless understanding evolving in my head.

On a lighter note, it would be delightful if Prof. Hoppe shared with us his thoughts on beer, his favorite etc.

Happy Birthday, Professor! Thank you for your great works.

Lord Buzungulus, Bringer of the Purple Light September 3, 2009 at 10:56 am

Indeed, very happy birthday to Prof. Hoppe, a brilliant man whom I consider my intellectual hero.

Someone who probably isn’t wishing Prof. Hoppe a happy birthday is the foul and rotten Steve Horwitz. Here he is in action, pretending that Rothbardians do not have a theory of monetary demand:


That’s what happens when you only read the first 66 pages of a book like Man, Economy, and State.

Jason Gordon September 8, 2009 at 9:38 am

Belated wishes.

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