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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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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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Risk, Uncertainty, and Profit

BooksJanuary 27, 2010
Knight's groundbreaking study of the role of the entrepreneur in economic life...

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The Theory of Political Economy

BooksOctober 13, 2009
The science of Political Economy rests upon a few notions of an apparently simple character. Utility, wealth, value, commodity, labour, land, capital, are the elements of the subject; and whoever has a thorough comprehension of their nature must possess or be soon able to acquire a knowledge of the...

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Money and the Mechanism of Exchange

BooksNovember 8, 2009
Currency is to the science of economy what the squaring of the circle is to geometry, or perpetual motion to mechanics.

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Not a Zero-Sum Game: The Paradox of Exchange

BooksJuly 29, 2008
This monograph by Manuel Ayau provides what might be the most precise and compelling idea in the history of economic writing. He explains how trade and cooperation becomes mutually beneficial to all parties despite differences among them in terms of capacity and talent.

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The Value of Money

BooksMarch 21, 2007
Benjamin Anderson, in 1912, sets out to integrate monetary theory into a general theory of value.

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Value, Capital, and Rent

BooksApril 4, 2007
In 1893, this important book filled a gap in the history of economic ideas.

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An Introduction to the Theory of Value

BooksMarch 12, 2007
This book was the first to introduce the core ideas of the Menger branch of Marginalist thought to English readers.

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The Value of Money

BooksJune 11, 2009
Originally it was only the fluctuations to which prices in general were subjected that attracted attention. From the question why the level of prices is sometimes higher, sometimes lower, the problem has developed only in very recent times to the question, why for a definite sum of money it is...

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Scientism and Values

BooksJune 15, 2009
"Scientism" is a term of criticism. In the realm of aesthetic creativity, the critic is usually a revered and accepted professional. But in the field of social science the man who suggests self-criticism and internal systematic doubt of what we are doing often invokes the scorn and wrath...

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Money: Its Connection with Rising and Falling Prices

BooksJanuary 27, 2010
Many economic principles can be dealt with best in the first place on the assumption that when a change is observed in the price of a particular commodity or service it means a change of value peculiar to that one kind of commodity or service, and is not merely a part of a general change in the...

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Gold Is Money

BooksJune 15, 2009
Essayists argue that money is not the product of a legislative act, but the inevitable result of man's division of labor and exchange economy.

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Free Banking: Theory, History, and a Laissez-Faire Model

BooksJuly 29, 2008
Published in 1993, this is a formalization and extension of literature in the free banking area, with important correctives and clarifications.

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Liberty Defined

BooksDecember 8, 2005
This work was originally presented as an address before the Mont Pelerin Society at St. Moritz, Switzerland, on September 4, 1957, and was first published by Freedom School in 1958. In this essay, Harper does just what the title of the work claims: he defined "liberty" in concrete terms, with the...

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A Treatise on Political Economy

BooksApril 22, 2008
Larry Sechrest writes of this book: "With pen and ink, Adam Smith made the entrepreneur invisible. J.B. Say brings him back to life and to the center of the stage."...

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Biography of Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973)

JournalsAugust 1, 2007
One of the most notable economists and social philosophers of the twentieth century, Ludwig von Mises, in the course of a long and highly productive life, developed an integrated, deduct­ive science of economics based on the fundamental axiom that in­dividual human beings act purposively to...

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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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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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