Hoppe on the relative value of monarchy and democracy

The monarchical state is such that the ruler is a property owner. So, he is motivated by the preservation of the property such that it will be valuable as inheritance to his progeny. Not so the democratic state. The democratic state is such that the rule is but a renter who will be evicted in […]

Spencer on democracy and moral development

From Social Statics: “Political freedom, therefore, is, as we say, an external result of an internal sentiment-is alike, in origin, practicability, and permanence, dependent on the moral sense, and it is only when this is supreme in its influence that so high a form of social organization as a democracy can be maintained.” First, Spencer […]