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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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Eurozone Wealth Transfers and Sovereign Default

BlogMarch 14, 2012

Phillip Bagus, interviewed on RT, discusses the second Greek bailout. (Jump to 16:15.) I’ve transcribed the interview below. Bagus explains the logic of imports and exports by bringing the analysis down to an individual level, much as Rothbard does in Man, Economy, and State,...

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More on Default

BlogOctober 14, 2013

Several commentators have taken me to task, on mises.org and on social media, for suggesting that a T-bill is "a bond just like any other bond." Don't I know that Treasuries are the world's reserve, "...

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Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles

BooksMarch 15, 2006
The three years since the publication of the previous English edition of Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles have seen a continuation of the economic recession process set in motion after the 2007 financial crisis. This process has consisted of the inevitable microeconomic readjustment and...

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Organization of Debt Into Currency and Other Papers

BooksMarch 21, 2006
Princeton, NJ: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1964. From Murray Rothbard's History of Economic Thought: "One of the most unusual — and most advanced — of the American admirers of Fredéric Bastiat was the Boston merchant Charles Holt Carroll (1799–1890). A staunch adherent...

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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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Failure of the 'New Economics'

BooksSeptember 3, 2008
This is Hazlitt's line-by-line commentary and refutation of one of the most destructive, fallacious, and convoluted books of the century: John Maynard Keynes's General Theory ...

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Reflections on the Failure of Socialism

BooksMay 26, 2009
Almost everyone who cares earnestly about freedom is aroused against the Communists. But it is not only the Communists, it is in a more subtle way the Socialists who are blocking the efforts of the free world to recover its poise and its once-firm resistance to tyranny.

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Bank Failures in Slow Motion

Mises DailyOctober 27, 2010
We've only had 294 failures this cycle, but it is a big deal: adjusted to current dollars, the Depression banking crisis was $100 billion, the S&L crisis was $923 billion, and the current crisis is nearly $8 trillion.

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Debt: Private and Public, Good and Bad

BooksJune 5, 2009
It is altogether right that the average person should have a horror of personal debt. He is concerned with the earning and spending of an income, generally a modest income, and has little or no right to indulge in borrowing. There is, however, another story of a totally different kind to be told...

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Organization of Debt into Currency and Other Papers

BooksMarch 28, 2006
Charles Holt Carroll defended sound money in a blazing series of essays appearing in the latter decades of the 19th century.

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Default! Default!

JournalsNovember 1, 2001
We will never resort to a bailout, said the Bush administration concerning the financial failures of the Argentinian government. That was one week before the same administration arranged an $8 billion line of credit for the same government.

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The Upside of Argentina's Default

Mises DailyDecember 17, 2002
By defaulting on one loan, Argentina may be acknowledging that no country ever became wealthy depending on public financing organizations from another hemisphere. One can hope. Such ideas can lead to economic sovereignty and wealth creation. Such ideas, if spread, can cause industrial revolutions.

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Bank Credit

BooksDecember 6, 2006
This 1931 textbook develops the principles of bank credit considered in the abstract, and sets forth the main factors underlying the loans made by banks to borrowers.

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The History of Banks

BooksJuly 22, 2009
This book discusses the history of banking beginning in Venice and Genoa. It continues by demonstrating the advantages and necessity of free competition in the business of banking.

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Effects of the War on the Money, Banking, Credit System of the United States

BooksSeptember 27, 2011
Students of money and banking will find this volume filled with solid information and marked by penetrating insight and illuminating interpretation.

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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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The Mystery of Banking

BooksJuly 20, 2005
With his characteristic clarity and incisiveness, Rothbard explains the origins of money.

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History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard covers money and banking in the whole of American history, to show that the meltdown of our times is hardly the first.

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A Short History of Paper Money and Banking in the United States

BooksAugust 30, 2007
Written in 1833, A Short History of Paper Money and Banking in the United States was a major blast against the trend towards inflation and paper money.

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