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Franz Oppenheimer

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1864 - 1943

Nationality:
German

Historical Period:
The 20th Century and Beyond

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Franz Oppenheimer (1864-1943) was a German sociologist whose pioneering historical analysis of the development of the state was based upon the distinction between the “political means” of acquiring wealth (such as coercion and taxation) and the “economic means” (through peaceful and voluntary exchange).

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