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Connor Boyack

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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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The Regulated Consumer

BooksMarch 13, 2007
Peterson discusses whether and to what extent product, safety, labor, communications, and other regulation helps or hinders the interest of the consumer.

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Is QE3 Ahead?

Mises DailyMarch 18, 2011
History is littered with monetary managers who believed they were in total control — until the disaster hit.

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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 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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Will There Be QE3, QE4, QE5...?

Mises DailyDecember 31, 2010
QE2 is a direct response to deficit spending, which obliges the government to issue more bonds. With QE2, the Fed supports the state by buying these bonds. The Fed thereby actively helps the government in its Keynesian policies, which disrupt recovery.

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Capital and Production

BooksOctober 29, 2007
This book links Böhm-Bawerk's production theory and Mises's business-cycle theory, and gives a pathbreaking account of the role of consumers' goods within the structure of production.

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The Theory of Collective Bargaining

BooksApril 25, 2007
Hutt demonstrates several spectacular points: labor unions cannot lift wages overall; their earnings come at the expense of the consumer; their effect is to cartelize business and reduce free competition to the detriment of everyone.

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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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QE2 Fuels a Global Fury

Mises DailyFebruary 17, 2011
Higher food prices set off the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt and the mass protests in countries like Algeria, Jordan, Yemen, Bahrain, and Iran. People in these countries buy more unprocessed foods and spend a much higher percentage of their income on food, so they have been severely impoverished...

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QE2 and the Alleged Deflation Threat

Mises DailyOctober 21, 2010
The justification given for "QE2," another round of quantitative easing, is of course the threat of deflation. But if we actually look for ourselves, we see that prices are not falling — not that it would be bad if they were.

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Where Is QE2 Taking Us?

Mises DailyMarch 28, 2011
Five months into the second round of quantitative easing — "QE2" — it is useful to take stock of what it has, and has not, accomplished. QE2 has begun to deliver on all the dangers of which the critics warned, but not the alleged benefits.

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Is There a Conservative Case for QE?

Mises DailyJanuary 17, 2011
According to David Beckworth, the problem with our economy is that people aren't spending enough. This simple idea is very powerful; it permeates our financial press when they wring their hands and wonder if "the consumer" will buy enough to fix the economy.

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In Defense of Employment-at-Will

Mises DailyMay 23, 2005
Opponents of employment-at-will speak of defending an employee's "individual freedom." Arthur Foulkes argues that this isn't freedom at all.

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Does Wal-Mart Destroy Communities?

Mises DailyMay 1, 2004
We have heard all the claims 10,000 times, and here William Anderson deals with the main ones.

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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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