Connor Boyak

Connor Boyack


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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Revolt on the Campus

BooksMay 27, 2009
It was, for American Liberalism, the worst of times. The decade had begun well enough. A magistrate committed to Liberal doctrine, certified by Americans for Democratic Action, had assumed the leadership of the nation. The faculty of Harvard University had migrated, en bloc, to Washington. Programs...

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Tariff History of the United States

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Taussig’s definitive work on the tariffs of the 19th century in the United States

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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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Pictures of the Socialistic Future

BooksNovember 21, 2009
Written in 1893, it is a novel of life under socialism by Eugene Richter, a German liberal of the 19th century.

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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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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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How to Keep Our Liberty

BooksJuly 17, 2009
"Individualities may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation." This was a comment by Benjamin Disraeli a century ago when he was beginning the task of building the Conservative Party, a party that still lives a lusty, constructive life...

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The New Despotism

BooksMarch 16, 2010
When the modern political community was being shaped at the end of the 18th century, its founders thought that the consequences of republican or representative institutions in government would be the reduction of political power in individual lives.

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The Place of Religion in the Liberal Philosophy of Constant, Tocqueville, and Lord Acton

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Were the liberals of the 18th and 19th century truly foreshadowing the hippies of the 1960s, and thereby in need of the correcting force of conservatism to add piety and an appreciation of tradition to their love of freedom?

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Essays in European Economic Thought

BooksDecember 18, 2007
In this 1960 volume, Louise Sommer brought together for the first time in English translation some of the most brilliant essays in economics written in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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The Viennese School of Economics: A History of its Ideas, Proponents, and Institutions

BooksMarch 13, 2010
The Viennese School of Economics, also called the Austrian School of Economics, was founded by Carl Menger in Vienna during the last third of the 19th century, and enjoys to this day a vibrant teaching tradition. Since the early 1900s this teaching tradition has been a significant influence on the...

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The De Moneta of Nicholas Oresme and English Mint Documents

BooksFebruary 14, 2009
Nicole Oresme has been called the most brilliant scientist of the 14th century: mathematician, musicologist, physicist, philosopher, and economist. On top of that, he was a Bishop and a theologian. His writings of money bear much in common with Carl Menger. Oresme's treatise on money, De Moneta...

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Authors Forum: An Essay on Economic Theory - An English Translation of Richard Cantillon’s "Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en General"

Audio/VideoMarch 11, 2011
Recorded 10 March 2011 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [6:51]

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PorcFest 2011

Mises DailyJuly 4, 2011
It was a blast, this libertarian-anarchist gathering in New Hampshire, and more evidence that this movement is growing.

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Authentic German Liberalism of the 19th Century

JournalsJuly 20, 2005
This essay originally printed in 2004 by Ecole Polytechnique, CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN EPISTEMOLOGIE APPLIQUEE , Unité associée au CNRS.

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New Spanish-language Translations

BlogMarch 28, 2014

The good people at Instituto Mises Hispano often translate Mises Daily articles into Spanish. Here are some recent additions for our Spanish-speaking friends:

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New Spanish-language Resources

BlogOctober 31, 2013

Instituto Mises Hispano has some new translations: The Institute has posted a translation of Ryan McMaken's Mises Daily article on government-controlled...

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