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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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After Seven Years

BooksOctober 20, 2009
Written by an adviser to FDR who helped assemble the president's "brain trust", After Seven Years is a must-read for anyone claiming to be a student of the New Deal. Written in the midst of man-made economic calamity, Moley supplies an insider's account of the twists and turns in...

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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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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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The Privatization of Roads and Highways

BooksApril 8, 2009
Walter Block's remarkable treatise on private roads will cause you to rethink the way modern transportation networks operate...

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The Anatomy of Criticism: A Trialogue

BooksFebruary 8, 2007
Hazlitt has his characters debate the question of literary value, and pushes forward the proposition that the value of literature is discerned and revealed through the operation of the "social mind."...

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Yet Another "Operation Twist"?

Mises DailyJuly 10, 2012
The Fed's plan will fail: a fall in interest rates cannot cause the economy to grow.

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The State

BooksJune 15, 2009
Government is synonymous with neither State nor Nation. It is the machinery by which the nation, organized as a State, carries out its State functions. Government is a framework of the administration of laws, and the carrying out of the public force. Government is the idea of the State put into...

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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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Mises Academy

Fiat Money End Game: Operation Twist, the Present Market Shake-up, and the Coming Monetary Breakdown

Online Course
Austrian economist and writer, Detlev S. Schlichter, will explain the present financial crisis as the inevitable consequence of a global system of unrestricted paper money production and the decades-long subsidization of credit creation through fractional-reserve banking.

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Operation Twisted Logic

Mises DailySeptember 26, 2011
The Fed's entire policy program suffers from the same defect that all market interventions suffer from. The moment you stop intervening, the underlying problems come to the surface again. Administrative price setting does not change economic reality, at least not for the better...

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Twist? Again?

Mises DailySeptember 26, 2011
Bernanke's policy gun is out of bullets. His policies have brought low growth, high unemployment, and a 7.2 percent increase in producer prices over the last 12 months. Attempts at stabilization have instead wrought chaos.

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The Return of Stagflation

Mises DailyMarch 12, 2003
Stagflation is a term that originated in the early 1970s to identify the simultaneous occurrence of recession and inflation—a phenomenon that Keynesian theory had previously suggested was impossible. The industrialized world is being rudely reminded that stagflation is indeed possible, and...

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Intelligence and Ethics: The Cia's Covert Operations

Journals
This paper will examine the CIA's role in the international power struggle by briefly outlining the formation and early history of the CIA, then by discussing the developments of the last twenty years that led to the crisis, and next by examining the early attempts at control and reform...

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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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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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