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    UPCOMING EVENT: 30th Anniversary: A Gala for the Future of Liberty

    September 22 • San Francisco, CA
    Join with us to celebrate our past successes and honor tech-entrepreneur Timothy C. Draper, Nobel Prize–winning economist Vernon L. Smith, and North Korean human-rights activist Yeonmi Park. P. J. O’Rourke, bestselling author and America’s leading political humorist, will be our Master of Ceremonies.

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    NEW BOOK: Pope Francis and the Caring Society

    Edited by Robert M. Whaples

    Pope Francis has issued a call for dialogue on the dynamics of a caring society—but do his proposals for redistribution of wealth and tougher private-property restrictions promote these ideals? And how well do they line up with traditional Catholic teachings?

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    NEW BOOK: China’s Great Migration: How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation

    By Bradley M. Gardner

    China’s economic miracle has lifted almost 800 million Chinese out of poverty and transformed the global economy. China’s Great Migration traces its roots to the greatest migration in human history and the economic reforms it inspired.

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    NEW BOOK: Crossroads for Liberty: Recovering the Anti-Federalist Values of America’s First Constitution

    By William J. Watkins, Jr.

    Patriots like Jefferson, Mason, and Henry sought to amend the Articles of Confederation, not end it. Could their critiques of the U.S. Constitution help us rein in Big Government?

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    California Golden Fleece Award

    The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection—CAL FIRE—has won our third California Golden Fleece Award, due to the agency’s poor handling of fire safety and costs, its lack of accountability, and a series of outrageous personnel scandals.

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    NEW BOOK: Future: Economic Peril or Prosperity?

    Edited by Robert M. Whaples, Christopher J. Coyne, Michael C. Munger

    Can the next 50 years bring unparalleled progress in healthcare, education, energy, work life, and more? Our expert panel explores how government policies will affect future innovation and wealth creation.

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A Gala for the Future of Liberty: Yeonmi Park, Honoree

Yeonmi Park is the young, renowned human-rights activist and North Korean refugee who will be honored at the Gala for the Future of Liberty.

 

Independent Institute: A Gala for the Future of Liberty 2017

Join with us for an elegant Gala to celebrate the Independent Institute’s 30th Anniversary!

 

Chinas Great Migration: How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation | Bradley M. Gardner

Independent Institute Research Fellow Bradley M. Gardner presents his book China's Great Migration: How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation.

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