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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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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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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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Patrick Barron: Switzerland Leaves the European Monetary Union

BlogJanuary 16, 2015

The lesson is clear. If Switzerland can retake control of its money, so can any eurozone nation.

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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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Europe's Tragic Crisis

Mises DailyJanuary 14, 2011
At the root of the current crisis in Europe are the actions of the European Central Bank. As Philipp Bagus explains in his new book , only a realization of the true costs the euro has imposed on the continent in the past can shed light on the path to future recovery.

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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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How Can Europe Survive

BooksJuly 10, 2007
Written in 1955, Sennholz commends all men working and praying for peace and the advancement of mankind.

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Money and the Mechanism of Exchange

BooksNovember 8, 2009
Currency is to the science of economy what the squaring of the circle is to geometry, or perpetual motion to mechanics.

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Not a Zero-Sum Game: The Paradox of Exchange

BooksJuly 29, 2008
This monograph by Manuel Ayau provides what might be the most precise and compelling idea in the history of economic writing. He explains how trade and cooperation becomes mutually beneficial to all parties despite differences among them in terms of capacity and talent.

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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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The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar

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

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Understanding the Dollar Crisis

BooksDecember 7, 2007
What is economics? What is the difference between price and value? What is money, and how did it originate? How and why did the gold standard come about?

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The Inflation Crisis, and How To Resolve It

BooksOctober 2, 2008
Hazlitt drives home the point that the issue of inflation is not weather, not greed, not gouging, but monetary policy of the central bank.

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Inflation: Its Causes and Cures

BooksJuly 17, 2009
The objective of the present study is to give a rounded picture and to emphasize fundamental issues which seem in danger of being obscured by the great mass that has been and is being written on inflation.

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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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