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    Education Policy Expert Williamson Evers Joins the Independent Institute

    With a record of policy impact, and after over two decades as a Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, he leads Independent’s team of education experts.

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    Summer 2019 California Golden Fleece® Award

    For pursuing faulty incentives that impeded fire prevention and the widespread adoption of scientific techniques to prevent, detect, and quickly suppress wildfires, several government agencies have been named recipients of the eighth California Golden Fleece® Award.

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    NEW BOOK: Liberty in Peril: Democracy and Power in American History

    By Randall G. Holcombe

    Starting with its founding in 1776, Americans viewed the role of government as the protector of their individual rights. Over time, the the idea that the role of government is to carry out majority rule has displaced the ethics of liberty.

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    NEW BOOK: Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America

    By Richard K. Vedder

    Senior Fellow Richard K. Vedder offers powerful prescriptions to cure the underlying problems in higher education including high student debt, triviality masquerading as important research, high dropout rates, and more.

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    NEW WEBSITE: Catalyst

    Catalyst is our new website devoted to issues that millennials care about the most: jobs, housing costs, education, student debt, healthcare, and personal freedoms. Learn, engage, and connect.

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    LOVE GOV: Seasons 1 and 2 Now Available

    Independent’s satirical 2-season 10-part video series personifies the folly, cost, and intrusiveness of government, demonstrating the federal government’s ever-expanding reach into our lives.

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Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation & the Supreme Court

Mollie Hemingway on what really happened during the Kavanaugh confirmation, based on hundreds of exclusive interviews including high-ranking White House and Department of Justice officials and dozens of senators.

 

Global Warming: Fact or Fiction? Featuring Physicists Willie Soon and Elliott Bloom

Is global warming real? Have any such predictions been established scientifically? Would massive “carbon” taxes and other controls put America and the world—especially the poor—at great risk?

 

An Evening with Jordan B. Peterson: The Meaning and Reality of Individual Sovereignty

“The Meaning and Reality of Individual Sovereignty.” Dr. Peterson examines the roots of individualism and how each of us can overcome life’s biggest obstacles, improve ourselves and society, and secure the fabric and institutions of society.

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