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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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An Austrian Defense of the Euro

Mises DailyJune 22, 2012
The euro has ended monetary nationalism and is acting, even if only timidly, as a "proxy" for the gold standard.

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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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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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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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The Bubble that Broke the World

BooksSeptember 11, 2007
What caused the stock-market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression that followed? This book blows away the conventional interpretations — not only in its contents but that the book exists at all...

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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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An Inflation Primer

BooksMarch 6, 2010
Inflation concerns every citizen-worker, banker, creditor, debtor, politician and union leader. It is the "legalized robbery" by which wealth is distributed, false prosperity is prolonged and nations are ruined...

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Defense, Controls, and Inflation

BooksNovember 1, 2010
A mobilization program is to be judged by three principal criteria: the rapidity and efficiency with which the required resources are allocated to the defense effort, the extent to which inflation is prevented, and the extent to which other inequities and hardships are minimized.

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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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Essays in European Economic Thought

BooksDecember 18, 2007
In this 1960 volume, Louise Sommer brought together for the first time in English translation some of the most brilliant essays in economics written in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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The Tragedy of the Euro

BooksDecember 8, 2010
Bagus explains that the Euro is not what the older classical liberals had hoped for, but instead is a politically managed money that is destined for failure.

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The Pure Time-Preference Theory of Interest

BooksDecember 16, 2011
Herbener felshes-out the pure time-preference theory of interest.

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Power and Privilege: Labor Unions in America

BooksOctober 21, 2009
This book reconsiders the economic role of labor unions by challenging fundamental assumptions.

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The Kohler Strike: Union Violence and Administrative Law

BooksAugust 27, 2008
This 1961 book by labor economist Sylvester Petro tells a story of the destruction of private property and freedom at the hands of unions.

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Power Unlimted: The Corruption of Union Leadership

BooksNovember 22, 2008
A report on the May 1957 Hearing of the Senate Select Committee to Investigate Improper Activities in Labor-Management Relations.

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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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The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar

BooksFebruary 19, 2011
Rothbard shows how money must originate from a commodity.

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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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