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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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Fractional Reserves and Economic Instability

Mises DailyJuly 12, 2012
Better economists recognize fractional-reserve banking as a major source of financial and economic instability.

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The Inflation Crisis, and How To Resolve It

BooksOctober 2, 2008
Hazlitt drives home the point that the issue of inflation is not weather, not greed, not gouging, but monetary policy of the central bank.

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Inflation: Its Causes and Cures

BooksJuly 17, 2009
The objective of the present study is to give a rounded picture and to emphasize fundamental issues which seem in danger of being obscured by the great mass that has been and is being written on inflation.

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An Inflation Primer

BooksMarch 6, 2010
Inflation concerns every citizen-worker, banker, creditor, debtor, politician and union leader. It is the "legalized robbery" by which wealth is distributed, false prosperity is prolonged and nations are ruined...

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Defense, Controls, and Inflation

BooksNovember 1, 2010
A mobilization program is to be judged by three principal criteria: the rapidity and efficiency with which the required resources are allocated to the defense effort, the extent to which inflation is prevented, and the extent to which other inequities and hardships are minimized.

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What You Should Know About Inflation

BooksApril 4, 2007
Hazlitt presents the Austrian theory of money in the clearest possible terms, and contrasts it with the fallacies of government management.

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From Bretton Woods to World Inflation: A Study of Causes and Consequences

BooksFebruary 14, 2009
Hazlitt closely exaimes the Keynesian-inspired Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944.

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The Free Market and Its Enemies: Pseudo-Science, Socialism, and Inflation

BooksMarch 25, 2009
None of us have the chance to study directly under Mises as classroom lecturer, but this book gets us as close to that ideal as is possible.

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Ludwig von Mises on Money and Inflation

BooksMarch 11, 2010
Some of Mises's lectures, which provide a glimpse into the workings of an incredible mind on a topic that is crucial to our future.

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Fiat Money Inflation in France

BooksDecember 8, 2006
Andrew Dickson White presents the still-largely-unknown story of a major factor behind the French Revolution.

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Forty Centuries of Wage and Price Controls: How Not to Fight Inflation

BooksFebruary 14, 2009
This outstanding history illustrates the utter futility of fighting the market process through legislation. It always uses despotic measures to yield socially catastrophic results.

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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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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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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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The Case for Gold

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Had the U.S. followed the recommendations of this report when it came out in 1982, there would have been no housing bubble, no gigantic government debt, no depression, no economic upheaval, no high unemployment, and no international turmoil.

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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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