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    2018 Independent Institute Annual Report

    Independent is advancing peace, prosperity and liberty with our principled, solutions-oriented, work—which we have shared via hundreds of groundbreaking books, scholarly articles, social media campaigns, and much more.

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    California Golden Fleece® Awards

    California lawmakers and government employees have used taxpayer money to secretly settle sexual misconduct claims, earning this corrupt and abusive system the latest California Golden Fleece® Award.

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    NEW WEBSITE: Catalyst

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    NEW BOOK: Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France: Tyranny and Resistance

    By Stephen P. Halbrook

    In the 1930s, French Prime Minister Pierre Laval imposed gun registration, making it easier for the Nazis to confiscate weapons when they invaded in 1940.

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    NEW BOOK: T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer

    By David T. Beito and Linda Royster Beito

    Born into poverty in 1908, T.R.M. Howard became a surgeon, started numerous organizations and businesses, crusaded for black empowerment, and continues to inspire lessons for today.

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