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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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The Rate of Interest: Its Nature, Determination, and Relation to Economic Phenomena

BooksMarch 11, 2011
The problem of interest has engaged the attention of writers for two thousand years, and of economists since economics began. And yet, with the exception of what has been accomplished by Rae, Bohm-Bawerk, Landry, and some others, very little progress has been made toward a satisfactory solution.

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The Euro Debt Crisis and Economic Theory

Mises DailyFebruary 4, 2011
The cause of the European debt crisis, in its simplest form, was overspending by (mainly southern) European governments during the last decade, and especially after the 2008 financial crisis.

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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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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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Interest and Prices

BooksMarch 30, 2007
It was this work by Swedish economist Wicksell that drew Mises's attention to the effects of interest rate manipulation on the capital structure.

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Capital and Interest

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Böhm-Bawerk surveys and critiques failed theories of interest from antiquity to modern times, presents a full theory of the structure of production, and defends the importance of capital in production and time in the determination of the interest rate.

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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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How Can Europe Survive

BooksJuly 10, 2007
Written in 1955, Sennholz commends all men working and praying for peace and the advancement of mankind.

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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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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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Three Lectures on the Rate of Wages

BooksJanuary 8, 2010
The inquiry into the causes affecting wages is the most important branch of political economy.

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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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Capital, Interest, and Rent: Essays in the Theory of Distribution

BooksFebruary 27, 2007
A reader on the Austrian theory of capital and interest.

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The Pure Time-Preference Theory of Interest

BooksDecember 16, 2011
Herbener felshes-out the pure time-preference theory of interest.

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The Clash of Group Interests and Other Essays

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This collection, with a preface by Murray Rothbard, includes four essays by Mises.

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Recent Literature on Interest

BooksSeptember 15, 2007
Böhm-Bawerk takes on alternatives to the Austrian theory he presents in previous books and clarifies the case.

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Profits, Interest, and Investment

BooksOctober 13, 2009
The essays collected in this volume are a selection from the various attempts made to develop the outline of a theory of industrial fluctuations contained in two of Hayek's books on Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle and Prices and Production ...

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The Return to Laisser Faire

BooksJune 5, 2009
Government means, or should mean, the right ordering of all. Modern government has degenerated into tinkering with the wants or rights or liberties of classes or sections or groups, and it is rare, in these days, to hear a political discussion which takes adequate account of the interests of the...

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Walk Away: The Rise and Fall of the Home-Ownership Myth

BooksNovember 18, 2010
This elegant and fact-filled book by Doug French examines the background to the case of "strategic default," or walking away from your home, and considers its implications from a variety of different perspectives...

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