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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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The Social Function of Credit-Default Swaps

Mises DailyJune 29, 2010
"By anticipating the future, speculators may bring about events earlier and reduce their potential harm."...

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History of Monetary and Credit Theory

BooksOctober 13, 2009
In monetary matters the experience of the eighteenth century was of the most varied kind. It witnessed money functioning in times of peace and times of war. It was familiar with the difficulties of the double standard, with those arising from worn and clipped coins, with those created by excessive...

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Stock Market, Credit, and Capital Formation, The

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Economist Fritz Machlup was an early Misesian who wrote this book as an early study in the workings of the business cycle. In particular, he investigates and explains the relationship between expanding credit, monetary policy, and rising stock prices. The German edition was written in 1929 and...

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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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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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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 Theory of Money and Credit

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This book by Mises remains the most spirited, thorough, and scientifically rigorous treatise on money to ever appear.

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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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Credit Policies of the Federal Reserve System

BooksJuly 17, 2009
Charles Hardy examines the history of the Federal Reserve's policies and their impact on the organization of the banking system in the post-World War I period...

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Study Guide to The Theory of Money and Credit

BooksJuly 23, 2011
Robert Murphy takes the reader through Mises's book one chapter at a time. He provides summaries, points for discussion, and study questions, and he assesses the book in light of modern history...

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An Enquiry into the Nature and Effects of the Paper Credit of Great Britain

BooksSeptember 17, 2009
In this book, which was recovered after being lost for over 100 years, Henry Thornton defends the Bank of England's influence on paper money...

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Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle

BooksJuly 20, 2005
A primer into Hayek’s monetary and capital theories.

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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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International Monetary Economics

BooksJanuary 30, 2007
Heilperin applies the Austrian theory of the business cycle to warn against the rise of monetary nationalism.

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The Monetary Sin of the West

BooksJanuary 5, 2007
The problem of Western currency is more topical than ever, and it cannot endure very long in the present state.

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The Theory of Prices: A Re-Examination of the Central Problems of Monetary Theory, Vol. II

BooksSeptember 3, 2009
From the author: In the first volume of this work, I set myself the task of welding into a single, unified organon the disparate, and often apparently contradictory, analytical approaches to certain "central problems of monetary theory." In the present volume, I have set myself the task...

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The Theory of Prices: A Re-Examination of the Central Problems of Monetary Theory, Vol. I

BooksSeptember 3, 2009
There can be little doubt, however, that a principal reason why something less than the maximum use is made of tools lying ready to our hand is that many of those who should be using them refrain from doing so only because they are not aware of the fact that the nature of these tools has been...

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The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the U.S. Constitution

BooksSeptember 15, 2010
Inflation is contemporary America's most pressing economic, social, and political problem. Reliable sources are available to describe the history of inflation in this and other societies, to explain its cause of effects, and to indicate the policies necessary to eradicate it. Unfortunately, the...

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