The Wonderful Wisdom of Hans-Hermann Hoppe

I have failed you, dear reader, on creating enough content to make every day interesting. So with this, I am “recommitting my commitment” to you to produce something of intelligence every day, thus providing you with some sort of benefit that you would not otherwise have enjoyed. This is elitist in the best sense of the word.

Existence, as summed by Hoppe in the first paragraph of the first chapter of his book Democracy – The God That Failed:

“In acting, an actor invariably aims to substitute a more satisfactory for a less satisfactory sate of affairs and thus demonstrates a preference for more rather than fewer goods. Moreover, he invariably considers when in the future his goals will be reached, i.e., the time necessary to accomplish them, as well as a good’s duration of serviceability. Thus, he also demonstrates a universal preference for earlier over later goods, and for more over less durable ones. This is the phenomenon of time preference.”

Given that I have read this book at least three times at this point, this week will be Hoppe week to kick of the flurry of daily content. I won’t systematically reprint the book in its entirety, but there are so many great pieces of content that it has certainly crossed my mind. The importance of not only his writing, but quotes such as the one above, cannot be stressed enough.