Jörg Guido Hülsmann is Professor of Economics at the University of Angers in France and Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He received his Ph.D. in Economics and his Masters in Engineering and Economic Science from the Technical University of Berlin, and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the Free University of Berlin. He has taught at Loyola University and Grove City College in the U.S. and lectured at universities in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Romania, Russia, Spain, and the Vatican.
Plato, St Thomas Aquinas, Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Emile Durkheim, Ludwig von Mises, and countless other great thinkers have underscored that human beings associate because of the material advantages that they derive from cooperation. To understand the mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion, it is, therefore, necessary to study the causes of association and dissociation. We will focus on the impact of savings and capital accumulation on the one hand, and government interventions on the other hand.