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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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An Essay on Economic Theory

BooksAugust 14, 2010
Richard Cantillon's 1755 masterpiece on economics is widely credited with being the first to describe the market process as one driven by entrepreneurship. He deserves to be called “the father of enterprise economics."...

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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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Corporate Citizenship: A Tax in Disguise

Mises DailyJuly 24, 2003
"Social responsibility" is out. Richard Teather explains that activists are demanding even more: corporate citizenship. Ths concept demands that a company's whole actions be carried out with regard to their "social impact" as interpreted by unions, environmentalists, poverty campaigners, and other...

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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 New Argument in Economics

BooksJune 15, 2009
There has been tremendous acceleration in the past decade in building schools, increasing teachers' salaries, building superhighways, supporting science, aiding the needy, conquering disease, clearing slums, constructing hospitals, building churches, publishing books, performances by symphony...

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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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Secession, State, and Liberty

BooksJune 30, 1998
The essays in Secession, State & Liberty argue that the political impulse to secede—to attempt to separate from central government control—is a vital part of the Lockean classical-liberal tradition, one that emerges when national governments become too big and too ambitious. Unlike...

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Secrets About Money That Put You at Risk

BooksFebruary 1, 2010
The Basic Things About Money and Wealth You Must Know And Probably Do Not Why is Money… (a) the thing that most of us worry about the most, and (b) the thing that you understand and were educated in school about the least? Why do otherwise educated people tragically say: "I really do...

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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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Economic Point of View: An Essay in the History of Economic Thought

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This is Kirzner's sweeping defense of the Misesian definition of the scope and meaning of economic science.

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The Theory of Economic Development in the History of Economic Thought

BooksOctober 6, 2010
Based on the 1966 Chichele lectures, Robbins's book concentrates on the history of the main propositions of the theory of development·as they apply to a closed economy...

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The Turgot Collection: Writings, Speeches, and Letters of Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune

BooksMarch 17, 2011
Murray Rothbard considered Turgot one of the greatest economists of all time and one of the foremost classical liberals of the eighteenth century. He extended economic theory beyond the Physiocrats, defended free trade, anticipated the notion of opportunity cost, developed an early concept of...

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The Driver

BooksJuly 18, 2007
Who is Henry Galt? This novel is brilliant and thrilling — one that provides an excellent lesson in how entrepreneurship works...

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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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Castles in the Air

BooksMarch 23, 2009
In Castles in the Air , Leonard Read addresses topics such as social order, the tendency for individuals to thrive and create in a free environment, entrepreneurship, and many others.

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The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Mises deals with the core of economics as a science.

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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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