Below is the Hans-Hermann Hoppe, 2017 Property and Freedom Society lecture that was delivered last month in Bodrum, Turkey at his conference
Prof. Hoppe makes a number of important points that few would make. And he makes a number of important original insights.
One point, though, Prof. Hoppe objects to a group he
labels as "live and let live" libertarians, which strikes me as a label that some might apply to Private Property Society advocates. However, the neighbor problem he describes as a problem with "live and let live" libertarians wouldn't apply in a PPS. The market would solve that problem in a PPS. I don't want to live around, say, white trash, so I would look to live in an area where housing developers didn't allow white trash. Problem solved.
Also, it appears that he probably has some objections to groups from some regions of the world that I don't have a problem with, when immigration is considered.
I, for example, have both Nigerian friends and Ethiopian friends. These friends are smart and classy people. It appears that Hoppe under his immigration plan sees fewer people from these regions immigrating to the US. I don't have the same concern he does---though I don't want anyone coming into the country who is going to be on the government dole.
That said, if others have a problem with people from a given region, I feel no urge to start a public relations campaign to change their minds. The entire concept of what other people think about race is not a "problem" that registers on my value scale of things I need to deal with in any way at any time. Live and let live.
And in the end, I think Prof. Hoppe would agree with me that in a libertarian society where the state does not exist, the immigration problem disappears in that individuals on their private property get to determine who they want on their property--end of the immigration problem.
With those qualifications and a few other minor points, this is a brilliant lecture. We should all learn from it on how to speak truth to the world.
Find the time to listen to it.