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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 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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Mises Made Easier

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Free Market Books, 1974 Mises aptly named his economic treatise, HUMAN ACTION. It expounds in detail and with precision the human processes of social cooperation in a free or unhampered market society. It also sets forth with a similar precision the undesirable consequences that inevitably flow...

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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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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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The Reagan Fraud — and After

Mises DailyFebruary 5, 2011
During his eight years in office, Reagan increased federal spending by 53 percent, added a quarter of a million new civilian government employees, escalated the War on Drugs, created the "drug czar's office," and lowered the value of your 1980 dollar to 73 cents.

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Ron Hera

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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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Markets Restrain Bank Fraud, But Central Banks Enable It

Mises DailyJanuary 20, 2015
If given a choice, people will avoid paper money that is declining in value, thus putting a restraint on inflationary bank notes. To shield banks from this, they turned to a monopolist central bank that issues legal tender and helps private banks inflate.

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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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The Fair Tax Fraud

Mises DailyMay 18, 2005
Although the FairTax would eliminate the filing of all individual tax returns, writes Laurence Vance, the FairTax turns every business into a tax collector.

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Do Austrians Wink at Business Fraud?

Mises DailyDecember 10, 2002
Yes, people have been defrauded, and, yes, justice needs to be served. However, by pursuing people by using the vague and unjust RICO and "insider trading" laws, the politicians appeal not to our need for justice, but to the baser emotions of envy, resentment of wealthy people, and a gut-level...

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Default, Argentina!

BlogJuly 30, 2014

Regarding Nicolás Cachanosky's insightful article this morning on Argentina's coming default, I would just add that it can't come soon enough.  Although one can only imagine what kinds of behind-...

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The Library of Liberty, and the Archives of Evil

Audio/VideoDecember 20, 2008
1998 Mises Institute Supporters Summit, Palm Springs, California; February 27-28, 1998.

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Human Action: What the Archives Tell Us

Audio/VideoJanuary 3, 2009
Recorded at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama; 5-6 February 1999.

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