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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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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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Men Against the State: The Expositers of Individualist Anarchism in America, 1827-1908

BooksJune 13, 2009
The names are tragically lost to history: Benjamin Tucker, Josiah Warren, Lysander Spooner, J.K. Ingalls, among many others. They were thinkers and activists, not mere protesters or political dissidents. They had a positive agenda centered on the confidence that whatever kind of world would emerge...

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License Tags and Free Speech

JournalsDecember 1, 2001
This past September, the state government of South Carolina came under fire for issuing a special license plate bearing the slogan "Choose Life." Affronted abortion-rights groups quickly filed suit, claiming that the state was violating the first and fourteenth amendments by failing to...

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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 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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Free Banking: Theory, History, and a Laissez-Faire Model

BooksJuly 29, 2008
Published in 1993, this is a formalization and extension of literature in the free banking area, with important correctives and clarifications.

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The Free Man's Library

BooksJanuary 3, 2007
Hazlitt's anthology of short reviews of 550 books on economics and politics — old and new — from the point of view of an Austro-libertarian.

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Duncombe's Free Banking

BooksMay 27, 2009
From the author: If you desire to perpetuate republican institutions in the United States; if you have studied the political history of our country, and become thoroughly acquainted with the elementary principles of our government; and if you have made yourselves familiar with political and public...

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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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Pillars of Prosperity: Free Markets, Honest Money, Private Property

BooksJanuary 8, 2008
When the economic history of our times is written, one man will emerge as the prophet of both the financial collapse and the disasters associated with government management: Ron Paul.

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The Theory of Economic Policy in English Classical Political Economy

BooksAugust 10, 2010
Based on lectures on Theories of Economic Policy, which Robbins delivered at the London School of Economics in 1939.

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An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought

BooksSeptember 1, 2010
This is one of Rothbard’s most important scholarly works. In the first volume, he traces the history of economics from the ancient Greeks to Adam Smith; and in the second volume, he discusses British classical economics, the French school of classical liberalism, and Marxism...

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The Austrian School of Economics: A History of Its Ideas, Ambassadors, and Institutions

BooksFebruary 24, 2011
A guide to the history, ideas, and institutions of the Austrian School of economics written by two Austrian intellectuals who have gone to the sources themselves to provide a completely new look at the tradition and what it means for the future.

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Towards a Theoretical Framework for British and International Economic History: Early Modern England

BooksJune 3, 2010
This mighty treatise is probably the first full Austrian treatment of development economics, with a model carved out of the writings of Menger, Mises, and Hayek.

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The Viennese School of Economics: A History of its Ideas, Proponents, and Institutions

BooksMarch 13, 2010
The Viennese School of Economics, also called the Austrian School of Economics, was founded by Carl Menger in Vienna during the last third of the 19th century, and enjoys to this day a vibrant teaching tradition. Since the early 1900s this teaching tradition has been a significant influence on the...

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Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Mises defends his all-important idea of methodological dualism: one approach to the hard sciences and another for the social sciences.

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Economics of the Free Society

BooksMay 31, 2008
In 1939, the book was declared contraband, the offices of the publisher broken into, and all copies destroyed.

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