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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 Supply-Side Gold Standard: A Critique

Mises DailyJune 25, 2002
The present unstable financial system cannot be fixed by means of a monetary policy that targets the price of gold, argues Frank Shostak. This framework, favored by supply-siders, is likely to further destabilize the economy. What is needed is not a reversion to the bankrupt Bretton Woods system,...

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The Gold Standard: Perspectives in the Austrian School

BooksOctober 29, 2007
The contributors to this notable anthology edited by Lew Rockwell argue for one particular sort of reform: a return to the gold standard.

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The Great Depression

BooksJuly 20, 2005
In 1934, when Lionel Robbins wrote The Great Depression , he was a committed advocate of the Austrian School of economics. This would later change, but in this book he brilliantly applies the Austrian theory of the business cycle to explain the depression—which, he notes, was of unprecedented...

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The Gold Standard: Myths and Lies

Mises DailyJune 13, 2011
The gold standard is more politically relevant than it has been in decades — so now the falsehoods spread.

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The Causes of the Economic Crisis, and Other Essays Before and After the Great Depression

BooksNovember 6, 2007
Mises presented his business cycle theory in its most elaborate form, applies it to the prevailing conditions, and discusses the policies that governments undertake that make recessions worse.

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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 Gold Standard and Its Future

BooksJanuary 27, 2010
This book was originally written almost immediately after the suspension of the gold standard in Great Britain, and its general tone was, of course, profoundly influenced by that event, the full consequences of which could not be foreseen at the time.

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Gold and the Gold Standard

BooksJune 3, 2009
Edwin Walter Kemmerer was a firm advocate of the gold standard, writing in the classical and Misesian tradition between 1923–1933, he favored hard money with convertibility domestic and international...

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Great Depression - Digital Book

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The New Deals of America and Britain were a decade-long calamity that exceeded the damage of the economic downturn itself. The theory behind the policy was all wrong, but no one can say that the correct theory was not in circulation. This splendid book by Robbins presented the entire cause and...

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Great Depression, The

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The New Deals of America and Britain were a decade-long calamity that exceeded the damage of the economic downturn itself. The theory behind the policy was all wrong, but no one can say that the correct theory was not in circulation. This splendid book by Robbins presented the entire cause and...

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Historical Setting of the Austrian School of Economics

BooksJuly 20, 2005
An intellectual history of Mises's own tradition, with first person accounts of conversations with the greats.

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America's Great Depression

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This book applies Austrian business cycle theory to understanding the onset of the 1929 Great Depression.

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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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Gold and the Gold Standard - Digital Book

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It was really Kemmerer vs. Keynes in those years, and it is a tragedy that Keynes prevailed. Nonetheless, the great book is newly in print so that we can see what might have been and what could be again.

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Gold and the Gold Standard

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It was really Kemmerer vs. Keynes in those years, and it is a tragedy that Keynes prevailed. Nonetheless, the great book is newly in print so that we can see what might have been and what could be again.

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Banking and the Business Cycle

BooksDecember 13, 2006
Written in 1937, this is an Austrian-style analysis of the stock market crash and the great depression that followed.

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The Case for Gold

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Had the U.S. followed the recommendations of this report when it came out in 1982, there would have been no housing bubble, no gigantic government debt, no depression, no economic upheaval, no high unemployment, and no international turmoil.

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The Great Austrian Economists

BooksNovember 22, 2008
This collection presents ideas from the full sweep of this intellectual history, highlighting fifteen thinkers who made the greatest contribution to advancing the Austrian School of economics.

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Mises Academy

The Economics of the Great Depression

Online Course
In this 5-lecture course, Dr. Murphy reviews the causes of the Great Depression, the response of the Hoover Administration, and the New Deal.

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