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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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Debt: Private and Public, Good and Bad

BooksJune 5, 2009
It is altogether right that the average person should have a horror of personal debt. He is concerned with the earning and spending of an income, generally a modest income, and has little or no right to indulge in borrowing. There is, however, another story of a totally different kind to be told...

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Organization of Debt into Currency and Other Papers

BooksMarch 28, 2006
Charles Holt Carroll defended sound money in a blazing series of essays appearing in the latter decades of the 19th century.

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Organization of Debt Into Currency and Other Papers

BooksMarch 21, 2006
Princeton, NJ: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1964. From Murray Rothbard's History of Economic Thought: "One of the most unusual — and most advanced — of the American admirers of Fredéric Bastiat was the Boston merchant Charles Holt Carroll (1799–1890). A staunch adherent...

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Will Dollars Save the World?

BooksDecember 1, 2006
This is Hazlitt's blockbuster argument against the idea of putting post-war Europe on the U.S. dole.

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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 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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Marxism Unmasked: From Delusion to Destruction

BooksMarch 25, 2009
Mises discusses Marx and his place in the history of ideas, the destruction wrought by his dangerous ideology, the manner in which his followers have covered up his errors, and how the Marxists themselves have worked for so long to save Marxism from itself.

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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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Confessions of a Capitalist

BooksJune 5, 2009
From the author: Three things may be said about this book upon which there must, I think, be general agreement, and I mention them to save my critics trouble. The first is that the book is in bad taste, dealing as it does with matters which, by common consent, are not usually written or talked...

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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 Economics of Enterprise

BooksJune 16, 2009
From the author: In questions of economic theory the writer conceives himself, as among his colleagues of the craft, to be in essentials rather a conservative than an innovator. The Socialists, indeed — with whom he disclaims all theoretical sympathies — seem to him to be the ultra-...

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Should Congress Raise the Debt Ceiling?

Mises DailyJanuary 27, 2011
If the newly elected budget "hawks" really wanted to impress us, they could refuse to raise the debt ceiling. Then they and their colleagues would have no choice but to start slashing.

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What's Wrong with Government Debt

Mises DailyMarch 7, 2011
The problem with government budget deficits is not merely that they (typically) lead to higher interest rates and thus reduce private-sector investment and consumption spending.

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The Euro Debt Crisis and Economic Theory

Mises DailyFebruary 4, 2011
The cause of the European debt crisis, in its simplest form, was overspending by (mainly southern) European governments during the last decade, and especially after the 2008 financial crisis.

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The Fed Obliterates the Savings Ethic

Mises DailyApril 13, 2011
Lord Keynes was constantly worried that people were saving too much and consuming too little — thus the need for more and cheaper money to stimulate the economy. Mr. Bernanke is nothing if not a good Keynesian, and his low rates make even the savviest question whether to forgo consumption.

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