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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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Collectivism: A False Utopia

BooksApril 16, 2008
The book attempts to set forth a reasoned case for the proposition that collectivism, both in its communist and in its fascist forms, is a false Utopia, on the basis of the demonstrable facts of the Soviet, Germany, and Italian experiments.

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War Collectivism

BooksMay 16, 2012
More than any other single period, World War I was the critical watershed for the American business system.

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Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984)

BooksJanuary 22, 2010
Libertarian Forum existed from 1969 to 1984. It was a passionate, smart, gossipy, and often shocking newsletter that is as fresh today as when it was written.

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The Social and Political Philosophy of Adam Ferguson: A Commentary on his Essay on the History of Civil Society

BooksJuly 10, 2007
Ronald Hamowy's dissertation submitted in candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, August 1969...

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The Philosophy of Ownership

BooksMay 21, 2007
LeFevre presents the entire libertarian case for private ownership, with his characteristic clarity of exposition.

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The Place of Religion in the Liberal Philosophy of Constant, Tocqueville, and Lord Acton

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Were the liberals of the 18th and 19th century truly foreshadowing the hippies of the 1960s, and thereby in need of the correcting force of conservatism to add piety and an appreciation of tradition to their love of freedom?

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The Economic Mind in American Civilization: 1606-1865, Volume Two

BooksOctober 14, 2009
Just as differences in political theory among the learned gentlemen of business made little substantial difference in th.eir specific outlook on commerce, so in the academic world party animosities hardly affected the general economic philosophy.

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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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Biography of Wilhelm Röpke (1899-1966): Humane Economist

BooksAugust 1, 2007
Wilhelm Röpke devoted his scholarly career to combating collectivism in economic, social, and political theory. As a student and proponent of the Austrian School, he contributed to its theoretical structure and political vision, warning of the dangers of political consolidation and underscoring the...

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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 Writings of F. A. Harper, Volume 2: Shorter Essays

BooksOctober 13, 2009
In this 1979 book, Harper presents essays on Economics, Social Philosophy, and Humane Studies.

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In Defense of Advertising

BooksMay 31, 2008
In Defense of Advertising is a theoretical defense based on the philosophy of Ayn Rand and the economics of Ludwig von Mises.

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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 Meaning of Ludwig von Mises

BooksAugust 10, 2010
This collection of essays is both a restatement and extension of the major contributions of Mises in epistemology, history, econom­ics, and political philosophy. Mises began constructing the high ground on the foundation provided by Carl Menger and Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk...

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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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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 Challenge of Liberty

BooksJuly 18, 2009
Individualism and collectivism are sharply opposed theories of social organization. The one emphasizes liberty for the individual and the other conformity by the individual. The two theories proceed from diverse philosophical positions and arrive at widely separated ways of life. Their conflicts...

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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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