Published on Mises Institute (
Publish Date: May 27, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Author 1: Stephan Kinsella

Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe burst onto the Austrolibertarian scene in the late 1980s, when he moved to the United States to study under and work with his mentor Murray Rothbard. Since his arrival, Professor Hoppe has produced a steady stream of pioneering contributions to economic and libertarian theory. A key contribution of Professor Hoppe is his provocative "argumentation-ethics" defense of libertarian rights.

In setting the stage, Hoppe first observes that the standard natural-rights argument is lacking:

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