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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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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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Reassessing the Presidency

BooksNovember 2, 2007
This remarkable volume (825 pages including index and bibliography) is the first full-scale revision of the official history of the U.S. executive state.

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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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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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Murray N. Rothbard: In Memoriam

BooksApril 13, 2007
In perusing the essays in this volume, one reads over and over of Rothbard's enthusiasm, his optimism, his zest for life, and especially his sense of humor.

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Mises: An Annotated Bibliography

BooksMarch 29, 2009
An essential companion to all of Mises's works, this easy-to-use bibliography covers his life from Vienna to New York. It provides summaries of his works and detailed publication information--a real treasure trove. A special treat is the extensive coverage of what others from all political...

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The Wizards of Ozymandias

BooksMay 25, 2012
Butler Shaffer has, over the course of several years, written 51 wonderful essays observing the dissolution of Western culture and civilization.

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The Complete Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume 2

BooksMay 3, 2008
The writings of Thomas Paine helped shape the American nation and left their imprint on democratic thought all over the world.

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The Complete Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume 1

BooksMay 4, 2008
The writings of Thomas Paine helped shape the American nation and left their imprint on democratic thought all over the world.

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While You Slept

BooksAugust 16, 2007
The amazing step-by-step, person-by-person story of how the American left wing took over our most influential media — radio, movies, magazines and books — and persuaded our leaders to support the Communist Plan to turn China and Korea over to the Soviets...

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Lectures on Political Economy, Volume I: General Theory

BooksApril 20, 2007
The second volume of Wicksell's most compelling series: lectures delivered over the course of an entire career, covering both general and specific economics problems...

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Lectures on Political Economy, Volume II: Money

BooksApril 20, 2007
This might be Wicksell's most compelling book: lectures delivered over the course of an entire career, covering both general and specific economics problems...

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The Development of Economic Doctrine: An Introductory Survey

BooksAugust 25, 2009
This treatise alone is enough to establish what is sometimes disputed today: the Austrians were squarely in the mainstream of economic thought before the Keynesian revolution when fallacy triumphed over truth.

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An Enquiry into the Nature and Effects of the Paper Credit of Great Britain

BooksSeptember 17, 2009
In this book, which was recovered after being lost for over 100 years, Henry Thornton defends the Bank of England's influence on paper money...

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Studies in the Theory of International Trade

BooksJune 15, 2009
In the English economic literature prior to Adam Smith, the most pervasive and the most emphasized doctrine is the importance of having an excess of exports over imports. To this doctrine and the trade regulations which it inspired, Adam Smith, following the usage of some of the Physiocrats, gave...

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The State: Its History and Development Viewed Sociologically

BooksNovember 8, 2009
Oppenheimer dismantles the social-contract view of the state as it had been advanced by most thinkers since the Enlightenment. He seeks to replace that view with a realistic assessment of the state: a victorious group of bandits who rule over the defeated group with the purpose of domination and...

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