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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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Freedom and the Law

BooksJune 15, 2009
Here we have an outstanding analysis of the relationship between law and freedom.

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A Rehabilitation of Say's Law

BooksJuly 20, 2005
The topic addressed here is Say's law: the view that macroeconomic activity tends toward stability...

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The Law

BooksFebruary 9, 2006
Bastiat's essay is timeless, because it applies whenever and wherever the state assumes unto itself different rules and different laws from that by which it expects other people to live...

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Control or Economic Law

BooksFebruary 18, 2010
This is Eugen Böhm von Bawerk's scientific — but impassioned — call for economic liberalization.

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The Kohler Strike: Union Violence and Administrative Law

BooksAugust 27, 2008
This 1961 book by labor economist Sylvester Petro tells a story of the destruction of private property and freedom at the hands of unions.

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Ten Thousand Commandments: A Story of the Antitrust Laws

BooksApril 26, 2009
Moses had nothing on the Supreme Court. He handed down ten commandments. The Supreme Court is handing down ten thousand. And like. the ten that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai, they are nearly all "don'ts."...

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Gore Endorses Canada's Medical System

Mises DailyNovember 20, 2002
Gore's remarks come at a curious time, his party having suffered some terrible electoral defeats in the last election cycle. A proposal to create a Canadian-like system in Oregon was defeated 80-20 at the polls. Yet there are reasons why the socialist idea remains popular.

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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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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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Libertad O Socialismo (Liberty or Socialism)

BooksMarch 6, 2009
oppe combines the Austrian School of economics, Aristotelian-Thomistic natural law, and a foreign policy of non-intervention into a systematic defense of human freedom.

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Notes on Epistemology

BooksMay 25, 2007
The unique place of reason in natural-law philosophy has been affirmed by the modern Thomistic philosopher, the late Father John Toohey.

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Elementary Lessons in Logic

BooksMarch 9, 2010
Logic may be most briefly defined as the Science of Reasoning. It is more commonly defined, however, as the Science of the Laws of Thought, and some logicians think it desirable to specify still more accurately that it is the Science of the Formal, or of the Necessary Laws of Thought. Before these...

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In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign Against Competition, 1918-1938

BooksJuly 29, 2008
This extremely important study by Butler Shaffer—professor of law and economist—will change the way you think of the relationship between the state and business...

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Boundaries of Order: Private Property as a Social System

BooksMay 26, 2009
Boundaries of Order provides a completely fresh look at a marvelous intellectual apparatus by a mature intellectual who has been writing on law, economics, and history for four decades.

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Men of Wealth: The Story of Twelve Significant Fortunes from the Renaissance to the Present Day

BooksMarch 24, 2007
The story of great fortunes made by the most notable men of wealth in history: Fugger, Law, Rothschild, Gresham, Owen, Vanderbilt, and all the way through Morgan and Rockefeller.

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Biography of Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk (1851-1914)

BooksAugust 1, 2007
Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk (Born February 12, 1851; Died 1914) was in the right place at the right time to contribute importantly to the development of Austrian economics. Studying at the University of Vienna, he was twenty years old when Carl Menger's Principles of Economics appeared in print in...

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The Political Economy of Juan De Mariana

BooksNovember 23, 2008
Juan de Mariana made huge advances in not only economics but also in law and sociology. Prof. Fr. Laures explores his thinking on value, commerce, money, entrepreneurship, labor, taxes, and more, and demonstrates that he is a major if overlooked founder of economic science and classical liberalism.

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The State

BooksJune 15, 2009
Government is synonymous with neither State nor Nation. It is the machinery by which the nation, organized as a State, carries out its State functions. Government is a framework of the administration of laws, and the carrying out of the public force. Government is the idea of the State put into...

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