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2018 Independent Institute Annual Report



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36 pages, 10.5 MB
PDF: HD Print Version
36 pages, 35.4 MB


The Independent Institute is catalyzing liberty! With your help, Independent is advancing peace, prosperity and liberty with our principled, non-partisan, solutions-oriented, free-market, peer-reviewed work—which we have shared via hundreds of groundbreaking books, scholarly articles and policy briefings, legislative testimony, social media campaigns, YouTube videos, and much more.

This year we:

  • Published five books and earned four national book awards.

  • Released three California Golden Fleece® Awards, motivating efforts to reduce government waste, fraud and abuse including the resignation of government officials and the dismissal of government employees for misconduct.

  • Launched Love Gov2: A Crisis Not to Waste, the second season of our satirical, free-market YouTube series for Millennials, and launched our new Catalyst website for young careerist viewers to delve deeper.

  • Hosted our 30th Anniversary Gala for the Future of Liberty with Master of Ceremonies P.J. O’Rourke, and Alexis De Tocqueville Award recipients Vernon L. Smith Nobel Prize recipient in Economic Sciences, Yeonmi Park North Korean refugee and human rights advocate, and Timothy C. Draper entrepreneur and investor.