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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 Value of Money

BooksMarch 21, 2007
Benjamin Anderson, in 1912, sets out to integrate monetary theory into a general theory of value.

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Value, Capital, and Rent

BooksApril 4, 2007
In 1893, this important book filled a gap in the history of economic ideas.

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An Introduction to the Theory of Value

BooksMarch 12, 2007
This book was the first to introduce the core ideas of the Menger branch of Marginalist thought to English readers.

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The Value of Money

BooksJune 11, 2009
Originally it was only the fluctuations to which prices in general were subjected that attracted attention. From the question why the level of prices is sometimes higher, sometimes lower, the problem has developed only in very recent times to the question, why for a definite sum of money it is...

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Scientism and Values

BooksJune 15, 2009
"Scientism" is a term of criticism. In the realm of aesthetic creativity, the critic is usually a revered and accepted professional. But in the field of social science the man who suggests self-criticism and internal systematic doubt of what we are doing often invokes the scorn and wrath...

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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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The Political Economy of Juan De Mariana

BooksNovember 23, 2008
Juan de Mariana made huge advances in not only economics but also in law and sociology. Prof. Fr. Laures explores his thinking on value, commerce, money, entrepreneurship, labor, taxes, and more, and demonstrates that he is a major if overlooked founder of economic science and classical liberalism.

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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 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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Karl Marx and the Close of His System

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Böhm-Bawerk critiques Karl Marx and his fundamental failure to understand the workings of the capital market and its relationship to value.

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Economic Principles

BooksMarch 1, 2007
Economic Principles provides a complete and systematic exposition of economic theory based on the Austrian subjective-value approach.

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Profit and Loss

BooksOctober 22, 2008
Mises explains how cost accounting is the critical institution that ferrets out social waste, ensures that resources are directed to their most highly valued ends, and how entrepreneurs respond to price signals.

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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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