Thanks Gerard for answering my question.
I must say I was pleased to read that you too are “conflicted” with Hoppe’s AE but that it cannot be summarily dismissed.
For my part I am more concerned that his argument is incomplete rather than invalid and if he hasn’t quite established his strong case:
“Libertarian private property ethic can be justified argumentatively”
then he has established a strong argument that if we make certain basic assumptions that:
“nonlibertarian ethical proposals are falsified by the reality of actually proposing them”.