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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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Deflation and Liberty

BooksOctober 17, 2008
This monograph addresses a critically important issue: the prevailing view that deflation (falling prices and/or falling money stock) is a catastrophe that must be stopped.

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The Gold Standard: Perspectives in the Austrian School

BooksOctober 29, 2007
The contributors to this notable anthology edited by Lew Rockwell argue for one particular sort of reform: a return to the gold standard.

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Gold and the Gold Standard

BooksJune 3, 2009
Edwin Walter Kemmerer was a firm advocate of the gold standard, writing in the classical and Misesian tradition between 1923–1933, he favored hard money with convertibility domestic and international...

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The Gold Standard and Its Future

BooksJanuary 27, 2010
This book was originally written almost immediately after the suspension of the gold standard in Great Britain, and its general tone was, of course, profoundly influenced by that event, the full consequences of which could not be foreseen at the time.

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From Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy

BooksNovember 18, 2014
In this tour de force essay, Hans-Hermann Hoppe turns the standard account of historical governmental progress on its head.

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Liberty and Property

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Mises describes the revolutionary meaning of capitalism in human history, and how it was responsible for the most spectacular increases in the standard of living of the common man ever.

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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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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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Efficiency and Externalities in an Open-Ended Universe

BooksNovember 6, 2007
Roy Cordato shows that there is no standard by which we can judge efficiency apart from the market standard, and no way to adjudicate property rights apart from exchange relationships.

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Monetary Nationalism and International Stability

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Hayek extends Mises’ monetary theory to provide a groundbreaking analysis of the international operation of the pure gold standard.

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Literature and the Economics of Liberty: Spontaneous Order in Culture

BooksDecember 4, 2009
In a welcome change of critical perspective, Paul Cantor and Stephen Cox give an economic interpretation of literature from a pro-market point of view, not the standard Marxism take.

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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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Triumph of Gold

BooksOctober 9, 2012
to preserve our free society and human freedom. We shall have sound money or we shall cease to be free. Only the discipline of the gold standard will insure us sound currencies and a workable international monetary system, both essential to the preservation of the free world.

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The Irrepressible Rothbard

BooksJune 11, 2009
The lively essays collected in The Irrepressible Rothbard celebrate Rothbard the journalist, cultural critic, political observer, and movement organizer.

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Elements of Libertarian Leadership

BooksMarch 15, 2009
Life lived according to right principles can never be more than sporadic except as the ideal is sought for, held up, and used as a guide.

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The Law

BooksFebruary 9, 2006
Bastiat's essay is timeless, because it applies whenever and wherever the state assumes unto itself different rules and different laws from that by which it expects other people to live...

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