Connor Boyak

Connor Boyack


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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Triumph of Gold

BooksOctober 9, 2012
to preserve our free society and human freedom. We shall have sound money or we shall cease to be free. Only the discipline of the gold standard will insure us sound currencies and a workable international monetary system, both essential to the preservation of the free world.

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The Case for Legalizing Capitalism

BooksJuly 14, 2010
What is the "American system" of economics? Kel Kelly responds in this fast-paced, near-comprehensive treatment of the truth about the free market and intervention...

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Capital, Expectations, and the Market Process

BooksOctober 13, 2009
This collection includes seventeen of Ludwig Lachmann's most important papers published from 1940 to 1973...

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The Free Market Reader

BooksAugust 29, 2008
One of the best introductions to libertarian/free market thought and is "straightforward, logical, and fun."...

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The Free Market and Its Enemy

BooksMarch 15, 2009
Read explores "the miraculous workings of tiny creativities, the ultimate constituents of the free market..."...

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Free Market Economics: A Basic Reader

BooksApril 10, 2007
Bettina Bien Greaves assembled this volume as a one-stop primer in economics.

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Free Market Economics: A Syllabus

BooksApril 12, 2007
This is a complete economics education for high-school age students, providing lessons, study questions, activities, and readings for each topic under consideration.

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The Free Market and Its Enemies: Pseudo-Science, Socialism, and Inflation

BooksMarch 25, 2009
None of us have the chance to study directly under Mises as classroom lecturer, but this book gets us as close to that ideal as is possible.

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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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Anything That's Peaceful: The Case for the Free Market

BooksMarch 18, 2009
Leonard Read was a great spokesman for liberty, and an excellent teacher. It includes the essay later called "I, Pencil," which is a masterful description of the workings of the division of labor...

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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 vision of a truly free society in which no one could legally violate the property rights of anyone is one of the most exciting topics in libertarian analysis.

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