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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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Early Speculative Bubbles and Increases in the Supply of Money

BooksAugust 19, 2008
This book is the first (and only) book to solve the mystery of the most famous bubble in world history: Tulipmania in 17th century Netherlands.

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The Regulated Consumer

BooksMarch 13, 2007
Peterson discusses whether and to what extent product, safety, labor, communications, and other regulation helps or hinders the interest of the consumer.

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Income Tax: Root of All Evil

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Chodorov argues that the income tax — more than any other legislative change in American history — made it possible to violate individual rights.

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Taxpayers in Revolt: Tax Resistance During the Great Depression

BooksDecember 10, 2008
David Beito has brought to light a remarkable and previously unknown chapter of the Great Depression: its tax revolts.

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Market Theory and the Price System

BooksFebruary 9, 2007
Israel Kirzner's outstanding book on price theory.

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Prices and Production

BooksJuly 20, 2005
These seven works taken together constitute the essential core of Austrian macroeconomics.

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Foundations of the Market Price System

BooksApril 19, 2007
Murray Rothbard just loved this Austrian text on microeconomic theory.

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Money: Its Connection with Rising and Falling Prices

BooksJanuary 27, 2010
Many economic principles can be dealt with best in the first place on the assumption that when a change is observed in the price of a particular commodity or service it means a change of value peculiar to that one kind of commodity or service, and is not merely a part of a general change in the...

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Interest and Prices

BooksMarch 30, 2007
It was this work by Swedish economist Wicksell that drew Mises's attention to the effects of interest rate manipulation on the capital structure.

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An Outline of International Price Theory

BooksJanuary 31, 2007
Wu looks at the history of economic thought as a way to explain what was happening in 1930s China and why.

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Less than Zero: The Case for a Falling Price Level in a Growing Economy

BooksMarch 16, 2010
Zero inflation's full benefits will not be grasped unless we recognize it as a stepping-stone towards something even better...

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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 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 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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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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Reassessing the Presidency

BooksNovember 2, 2007
This remarkable volume (825 pages including index and bibliography) is the first full-scale revision of the official history of the U.S. executive state.

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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 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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