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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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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 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 dollar standard allows the U.S. to default on its debt

BlogNovember 23, 2004

Whenever a country which has had large current account deficits for a long time suffers a fall in the value of its currency in response to this imbalance, huge losses are incurred either for the creditor nation or the debtor nation. Usually it is the debtor nation which suffers as the fall in...

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The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the U.S. Constitution

BooksSeptember 15, 2010
Inflation is contemporary America's most pressing economic, social, and political problem. Reliable sources are available to describe the history of inflation in this and other societies, to explain its cause of effects, and to indicate the policies necessary to eradicate it. Unfortunately, the...

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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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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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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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Gold, Peace, and Prosperity

BooksMay 21, 2007
Ron Paul maps-out a plan to bring about a dollar that is as good as gold — one that would be protected against manipulation by government and central bankers...

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The Free Market and Its Enemies: Pseudo-Science, Socialism, and Inflation

BooksMarch 25, 2009
None of us have the chance to study directly under Mises as classroom lecturer, but this book gets us as close to that ideal as is possible.

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The TVA Idea

BooksMay 27, 2008
It is this hidden loss that many people forget when TVA is being discussed. They can actually see the TVA dams, and can count the persons hired to build them. Pictures and glowing descriptions of TVA can be sent all over the world. But when one tries to explain that TVA actually prevented an equal...

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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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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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Why Wages Rise

BooksJanuary 23, 2007
Wages are of prime importance in any advanced economy such as ours. They affect us all far more than seems evidenced in our concern about them.

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Education: Intellectual, Moral, and Physical

BooksNovember 7, 2009
Let us not overlook the further great fact, that not only does science underlie sculpture, painting, music, poetry, but that science is itself poetic.

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Students of Liberty

BooksMarch 24, 2009
Most of us do not like to act in areas where we are confused. To do so might cause more harm than good.

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