Connor Boyak

Connor Boyack


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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The Upside of Argentina's Default

Mises DailyDecember 17, 2002
By defaulting on one loan, Argentina may be acknowledging that no country ever became wealthy depending on public financing organizations from another hemisphere. One can hope. Such ideas can lead to economic sovereignty and wealth creation. Such ideas, if spread, can cause industrial revolutions.

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A Tradition of Defaults

Mises DailyJuly 17, 2002
Argentina and now Brazil are the latest chapters in Latin America's long financial history of foreign debt and default, writes Antony Mueller. It is a consequence of bad policy, underwritten by international financial institutions and subsidized from a pervasive culture of debt.

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There Is Life after Default

Mises DailyOctober 11, 2013
A default on US government debt is no more or less radical than a default on any other kind of debt.

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More on Default

BlogOctober 14, 2013

Several commentators have taken me to task, on and on social media, for suggesting that a T-bill is "a bond just like any other bond." Don't I know that Treasuries are the world's reserve, "...

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The Fed's Swap Bailout of the Eurozone

Mises DailyApril 10, 2012
The highest cost of the Fed policy may be liberty in Europe.

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Eurozone Wealth Transfers and Sovereign Default

BlogMarch 14, 2012

Phillip Bagus, interviewed on RT, discusses the second Greek bailout. (Jump to 16:15.) I’ve transcribed the interview below. Bagus explains the logic of imports and exports by bringing the analysis down to an individual level, much as Rothbard does in Man, Economy, and State,...

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Default! Default!

JournalsNovember 1, 2001
We will never resort to a bailout, said the Bush administration concerning the financial failures of the Argentinian government. That was one week before the same administration arranged an $8 billion line of credit for the same government.

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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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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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Default, Argentina!

BlogJuly 30, 2014

Regarding Nicolás Cachanosky's insightful article this morning on Argentina's coming default, I would just add that it can't come soon enough.  Although one can only imagine what kinds of behind-...

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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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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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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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