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Research Articles

These articles, written by Independent Institute Research Fellows, were originally published in other publications, and are republished here. For other research articles, please see our Policy Reports, Working Papers, and The Independent Review.

From the Armistice to the Great Depression
Robert Higgs | December 1, 2006

Nazism, the Second Amendment, and the NRA: A Reply to Professor Harcourt
Stephen P. Halbrook | December 23, 2006

Military-Economic Fascism: How Business Corrupts Government, and Vice Versa
Robert Higgs | January 22, 2007

St. George Tucker’s Second Amendment: Deconstructing “The True Palladium of Liberty,”
Stephen P. Halbrook | April 1, 2007

The Gospel According to Conservation Biology
Robert H. Nelson | June 1, 2007

If Men Were Angels
The Basic Analytics of the State versus Self-government

Robert Higgs | June 11, 2007

The Second Amendment Upholds an Individual Right
Amici Curiae Brief in D.C. v. Heller for 55 Senators, the Senate President, and 250 Members of the House of Representatives

Stephen P. Halbrook | March 10, 2008

The Dehumanizing Impact of Modern Thought
Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche, and Their Followers

Richard Weikart | July 21, 2008

Economic Science and the Poverty of Naturalism
C. S. Lewis’s “Argument from Reason”

David J. Theroux | July 25, 2008

Guilty as Charged
George A. Selgin | November 7, 2008

A Revealing Window on the U.S. Economy in Depression and War
Hours Worked, 1929–1950

Robert Higgs | February 2, 2009

Banning a Risky Product Cannot Improve Any Consumer’s Welfare (Properly Understood), with Applications to FDA Testing Requirements
Robert Higgs | February 13, 2009

“Arms in the Hands of Jews Are a Danger to Public Safety”: Nazism, Firearm Registration, and the Night of the Broken Glass
Stephen P. Halbrook | March 2, 2009

Who Needs One Big Market?
Joseph R. Stromberg | March 18, 2009

The Bulgarian Economic Growth and Transition Project
Peter J. Hill, Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. | September 24, 2009

Principled Independence
Jordan Paul Smith | October 7, 2009

Heller, the Second Amendment, and Reconstruction: Protecting All Freedmen or Only Militiamen?
Stephen P. Halbrook | May 1, 2010

C. S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism
David J. Theroux | August 23, 2010

Aim at the Zero Deficit Line
Craig Eyermann | January 13, 2011

Foreword to The Civilian and the Military, by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.
A History of the American Antimilitarist Tradition

Ralph Raico | April 4, 2011

Rethinking Church and State
The Case of Environmental Religion

Robert H. Nelson | October 1, 2011

Foreword to the First Edition of Beyond Politics
Gordon Tullock | October 28, 2011

No Right to “Bear Arms”? A Critical Analysis of United States v. Masciandaro
Stephen P. Halbrook | December 16, 2011

Secular Theocracy
The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny

David J. Theroux | January 11, 2012

The Healthcare Contract with America
John C. Goodman, Peter J. Ferrara, J.D. | July 7, 2012

Why Can’t We Be Like France?
How the Right to Bear Arms Got Left Out of the Declaration of Rights and How Gun Registration Was Decreed Just in Time for the Nazi Occupation

Stephen P. Halbrook | April 22, 2013

Mere Friendship
C.S. Lewis on a Great Joy

David J. Theroux | June 19, 2013

The Economics Behind the U.S. Government’s Unwinnable War on Drugs
Benjamin Powell | August 21, 2013

Climate Consensus and “Misinformation”
A Rejoinder to Agnotology, Scientific Consensus, and the Teaching and Learning of Climate Change

David R. Legates, William M. Briggs, Wei-Hock "Willie" Soon, Christopher Monckton | August 30, 2013

The Promise and Sensibility of Integrative Dualism
Charles Taliaferro | August 30, 2013

The Secular Religions of Progress
Robert H. Nelson | October 14, 2013

Why Models Run Hot
Results from an Irreducibly Simple Climate Model

David R. Legates, Christopher Monckton, William M. Briggs, Wei-Hock "Willie" Soon | January 8, 2015

The Economic Case for Lifting the Crude Oil Exports Ban
Margo Thorning, William F. Shughart II | June 3, 2015

Keeping It Simple
The Value of an Irreducibly Simple Climate Model

David R. Legates, William M. Briggs, Christopher Monckton, Wei-Hock "Willie" Soon | August 6, 2015

Reflections on the Current State of Political Economy
Richard K. Vedder | March 4, 2016

Armed Resistance to Crime
The Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense with a Gun

Marc Gertz, Gary Kleck | June 30, 2016

Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature
Murray N. Rothbard | December 12, 2016