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Connor Boyak

Connor Boyack

PROFILE

Connor Boyack founded the Libertas Institute in 2011 and serves as its president. Previous to Libertas, Connor served as director of the Utah Tenth Amendment Center. He is the author of several books, including the...

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Organization of Debt Into Currency and Other Papers

BooksMarch 21, 2006
Princeton, NJ: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1964. From Murray Rothbard's History of Economic Thought: "One of the most unusual — and most advanced — of the American admirers of Fredéric Bastiat was the Boston merchant Charles Holt Carroll (1799–1890). A staunch adherent...

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Money and the Mechanism of Exchange

BooksNovember 8, 2009
Currency is to the science of economy what the squaring of the circle is to geometry, or perpetual motion to mechanics.

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The Tragedy of the Euro

BooksDecember 8, 2010
Bagus explains that the Euro is not what the older classical liberals had hoped for, but instead is a politically managed money that is destined for failure.

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Early Speculative Bubbles and Increases in the Supply of Money

BooksAugust 19, 2008
This book is the first (and only) book to solve the mystery of the most famous bubble in world history: Tulipmania in 17th century Netherlands.

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An Austrian Defense of the Euro

Mises DailyJune 22, 2012
The euro has ended monetary nationalism and is acting, even if only timidly, as a "proxy" for the gold standard.

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Organization of Debt into Currency and Other Papers

BooksMarch 28, 2006
Charles Holt Carroll defended sound money in a blazing series of essays appearing in the latter decades of the 19th century.

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The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar

BooksFebruary 19, 2011
Rothbard shows how money must originate from a commodity.

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Understanding the Dollar Crisis

BooksDecember 7, 2007
What is economics? What is the difference between price and value? What is money, and how did it originate? How and why did the gold standard come about?

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The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy

BooksJuly 6, 2006
Tibor Machan makes the case for the free market system of economics based on the view of human beings as moral agents with the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency.

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Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles

BooksMarch 15, 2006
The three years since the publication of the previous English edition of Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles have seen a continuation of the economic recession process set in motion after the 2007 financial crisis. This process has consisted of the inevitable microeconomic readjustment and...

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Secrets About Money That Put You at Risk

BooksFebruary 1, 2010
The Basic Things About Money and Wealth You Must Know And Probably Do Not Why is Money… (a) the thing that most of us worry about the most, and (b) the thing that you understand and were educated in school about the least? Why do otherwise educated people tragically say: "I really do...

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Secession, State, and Liberty

BooksJune 30, 1998
The essays in Secession, State & Liberty argue that the political impulse to secede—to attempt to separate from central government control—is a vital part of the Lockean classical-liberal tradition, one that emerges when national governments become too big and too ambitious. Unlike...

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Gold Is Money

BooksJune 15, 2009
Essayists argue that money is not the product of a legislative act, but the inevitable result of man's division of labor and exchange economy.

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Not a Zero-Sum Game: The Paradox of Exchange

BooksJuly 29, 2008
This monograph by Manuel Ayau provides what might be the most precise and compelling idea in the history of economic writing. He explains how trade and cooperation becomes mutually beneficial to all parties despite differences among them in terms of capacity and talent.

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Debt: Private and Public, Good and Bad

BooksJune 5, 2009
It is altogether right that the average person should have a horror of personal debt. He is concerned with the earning and spending of an income, generally a modest income, and has little or no right to indulge in borrowing. There is, however, another story of a totally different kind to be told...

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Will Dollars Save the World?

BooksDecember 1, 2006
This is Hazlitt's blockbuster argument against the idea of putting post-war Europe on the U.S. dole.

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The Great American Land Bubble: The Amazing Story of Land-Grabbing, Speculations, and Booms from Colonial Days to the Present Times

BooksAugust 12, 2011
This definitive history of land speculation provides a well-documented but hugely entertaining look at bubbles, bailouts, and land rackets from the Colonial Age through 1932, which is the date when this wonderful book was first published.

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The Bubble that Broke the World

BooksSeptember 11, 2007
What caused the stock-market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression that followed? This book blows away the conventional interpretations — not only in its contents but that the book exists at all...

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