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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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Why Statists Always Get it Wrong

Mises DailyFebruary 20, 2006
Per Bylund identifies a problem statists face on an everyday basis when discussing philosophy and politics.

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With Government Roads, the Customer Is Always Wrong

Mises DailyApril 22, 2014
The state has no motivation to accommodate users’ needs, but to crack down on anyone who does not conform to its timeworn model of road usage...

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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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Accent On The Right

BooksJanuary 11, 2013
In this work dedicated to the memory of Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850), Leonard E. Read explores an array of themes such as the sources of human progress, the political consequences of not thinking for one’s self, and finding what is right and wrong...

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Man vs. The Welfare State

BooksOctober 19, 2006
Hazlitt explains why politicians who promise salvation through government are dangerous.

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The Return to Laisser Faire

BooksJune 5, 2009
Government means, or should mean, the right ordering of all. Modern government has degenerated into tinkering with the wants or rights or liberties of classes or sections or groups, and it is rare, in these days, to hear a political discussion which takes adequate account of the interests of the...

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Power and Market: Government and the Economy

BooksJuly 20, 2005
What can government do to enhance social and economic well being? Nothing, says Murray N. Rothbard. Power and Market is the ultimate manual for completely de-mystifying the myth of the state.

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Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government

BooksJuly 20, 2012
Politics and thieves, coercion and regulation, fascism and the Fed, centralization and liberty, workers and unions, trade and freedom, free-market achievements and government disasters in American history—this book covers it all!...

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Toward a Libertarian Society

BooksJune 6, 2014
Walter Block has for decades been one of the most effective and indefatigable defenders of libertarianism. One feature in his writing stands out, from his classic Defending the Undefendable to the present. He consistently applies the principles of libertarianism to every situation in a bold and...

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The Betrayal of the American Right

BooksSeptember 13, 2007
Rothbard identifies a movement he calls the “Old Right.” This was a libertarian movement that included Albert Jay Nock, H. L. Mencken, and John T. Flynn.

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Introduction to Robert LeFevre's The Nature of Man and His Government

BooksNovember 17, 2005
Introduction to Robert LeFevre's The Nature of Man and His Government , by Rose Wilder Lane This little book is important because it is revolutionary thinking. To appreciate its value correctly, we should remember the World Revolution's career so far. Not two centuries ago, refugees and...

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The Failure of State-Designed Markets

Mises DailyAugust 28, 2003
What's wrong with a futures market in terrorism? It is not a genuine market creation. A growing recognition of the superiority of markets over planning has created an unviable hybrid: the planned market, one created not by property owners but by the state and for the state. Planned markets bear a...

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On Doing the Right Thing

BooksNovember 7, 2006
This wonderful collection of essays by Albert Jay Nock, first published in 1928, includes his "Anarchist's Progress," "Thoughts on Revolution," "The Decline of Conversation," and other classics by this great American essayist and influential libertarian thinker...

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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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Elements of Libertarian Leadership

BooksMarch 15, 2009
Life lived according to right principles can never be more than sporadic except as the ideal is sought for, held up, and used as a guide.

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For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard proposes a once-and-for-all escape from the two major political parties, the ideologies they embrace, and their central plans for using state power against people.

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Fabianism in the Political Life of Britain - 1919-1931

BooksJuly 17, 2009
British political life to all outward appearance from 1919 to 1931 can be described in simple outline. The Coalition Government headed by Lloyd George had won the war and the ensuing "Coupon Election" gave the Prime Minister a very large and unwieldy majority. Certain social problems lay...

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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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