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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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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 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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Norman, Strong, and Greenspan

Mises DailyAugust 9, 2001
In the '20s and '90s, powerful bankers turned to the printing press for answers. Sean Corrigan explains why that never works.

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Ron Hera

PROFILE

Ron Hera is founder of Hera Research, LLC, and the principal author of the Hera Research Monthly newsletter. Ron’s articles have appeared on GoldSeek.com, 321gold.com, King World News, Seeking Alpha and in other professional economics and investment publication venues....

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Sean Gabb's Thoughts on Limited Liability

BlogSeptember 26, 2006

A previous post, In Defense of the Corporation, discussed whether "limited liability" of modern corporations is compatible with libertarian principles. This topic was also discussed on...

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Target

Nomimal GDP Targeting: Solution for Recession?

BlogJanuary 13, 2015

Nicolas Cachanosky has recently released a very timely and well thought out working paper, which should be of interest to all those serious about limiting the harm central control of money unleashes on economic activity.

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Congress, Extortion, and Unfunded Mandates

Mises DailyJuly 8, 2014
James Bennett discusses his new book on federal mandates with the Mises Institute.

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How Greek Default May Still Unravel the EU

Mises DailyJanuary 23, 2015
The Greeks may still default, and that would mean big trouble not so much for Greece as for other EU member states who will be on the hook for even more bailouts.

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Review of Literature and Liberty: Essays in Libertarian Literary Criticism by Allen P. Mendenhall

JournalsNovember 19, 2014
During the past forty years, nothing has been more popular in the American university than “interdisciplinary work.” Too often, however, the appropriate prefix for “disciplinary” has been “non” rather than “inter.” Doing something “...

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How Reducing GDP Increases Economic Growth

Mises DailyJanuary 2, 2015
Reducing government spending results in an immediate increase in welfare for all productive members of the economy. But, the way we calculate economic growth is rigged to make it look like more government spending fuels economic growth.

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National Debt 2008

US National Debt Crosses $18 Trillion

BlogDecember 17, 2014

US National Debt now exceeds $18 Trillion with no end in sight. Will we see national default on the debt or hyperinflation?

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Should Congress Raise the Debt Ceiling?

Mises DailyJanuary 27, 2011
If the newly elected budget "hawks" really wanted to impress us, they could refuse to raise the debt ceiling. Then they and their colleagues would have no choice but to start slashing.

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The Greenspan Myth

Mises DailyApril 5, 2001
He has fallen from grace for failing to inflate. But Greenspan is still wrongly assumed, by everyone but the Austrians, to have god-like powers over the economy. Hans Sennholz explains. 

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TAG: Unlimited Insurance, Unlimited Risk

Audio/VideoOctober 26, 2012
Presented at the Mises Circle in Manhattan, hosted by the Ludwig von Mises Institute and sponsored by the Story Garschina Charitable Fund, and Anonymous Donor. Recorded on Friday, 14 September 2012, at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.

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License Tags and Free Speech

JournalsDecember 1, 2001
This past September, the state government of South Carolina came under fire for issuing a special license plate bearing the slogan "Choose Life." Affronted abortion-rights groups quickly filed suit, claiming that the state was violating the first and fourteenth amendments by failing to...

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