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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.

In Defense of Markets and Misers
Candace Allen | April 1, 1998

The Non-Sustainability of Rwanda’s Economic Miracle
George B. N. Ayittey | October 30, 2017

Regulatory Poison
James T. Bennett | February 1, 1998

The American Drug War: Anatomy of a Futile and Costly Police Action
Bruce L. Benson | July 10, 2000

Why Crime Declines
Bruce L. Benson | January 1, 2000

Where Does Law Come From?
Bruce L. Benson | December 1, 1997

Keeping It Simple
The Value of an Irreducibly Simple Climate Model

William M. Briggs | August 6, 2015

Why Models Run Hot
Results from an Irreducibly Simple Climate Model

William M. Briggs | January 8, 2015

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

William M. Briggs | August 30, 2013

The Attack on Concentration
Yale Brozen | January 1, 1979

Richard Cobden: Creator of the Free Market
John Chodes | March 1, 1993

A Comparison of Tropical Temperature Trends with Model Predictions
John R. Christy | May 15, 2017

Connections Between the Austrian School of Economics and Christian Faith
A Personalist Approach

Paul A. Cleveland | September 1, 2003

The Failure of Utilitarian Ethics in Political Economy
Paul A. Cleveland | September 1, 2002

Economic Liberty
Paul A. Cleveland | September 1, 2001

Economic Behavior: An Inherent Problem With Utilitarianism
Paul A. Cleveland | September 1, 2000

Economic Growth: What’s Love Got to do With It?
Paul A. Cleveland | April 1, 2000

Government: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Paul A. Cleveland | September 1, 1997

The Socialist Roots of Modern Anti-Semitism
Tyler Cowen | January 1, 1997

Trade and the Rise of Freedom
Thomas J. DiLorenzo | June 1, 2000

Regulatory Extortion
Thomas J. DiLorenzo | March 1, 2000

The Ghost of John D. Rockefeller
Thomas J. DiLorenzo | June 1, 1998

Regulatory Poison
Thomas J. DiLorenzo | February 1, 1998

The Myth of the “Independent” Fed
Thomas J. DiLorenzo | March 1, 1997

Disparity of Tropospheric and Surface Temperature Trends: New Evidence
David H. Douglass | May 17, 2017

A Comparison of Tropical Temperature Trends with Model Predictions
David H. Douglass | May 15, 2017

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

The Healthcare Contract with America
Peter J. Ferrara | July 7, 2012

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

Marc Gertz | June 30, 2016

The Healthcare Contract with America
John C. Goodman | July 7, 2012

Income-Expenditure Elasticities of Less-Healthy Consumption Goods
Rejeana Gvillo | March 29, 2017

The Right to Bear Arms in the Virginia Constitution and the Second Amendment
Historical Development and Precedent in Virginia and the Fourth Circuit

Stephen P. Halbrook | June 26, 2017

The Empire Strikes Back
The District of Columbia’s Post-Heller Firearm Registration System

Stephen P. Halbrook | June 26, 2017

New York’s Not So ‘SAFE’ Act
The Second Amendment in an Alice-In-Wonderland World Where Words Have No Meaning

Stephen P. Halbrook | June 26, 2017

Reality Check: The “Assault Weapon” Fantasy and Second Amendment Jurisprudence
Stephen P. Halbrook | June 26, 2017

Firearm Sound Moderators: Issues of Criminalization and the Second Amendment
Stephen P. Halbrook | June 26, 2017

The Constitutional Right to Hunt
New Recognition of an Old Liberty in Virginia

Stephen P. Halbrook | March 23, 2017

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 | March 23, 2017

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

Nazi Firearms Law and the Disarming of the German Jews
Stephen P. Halbrook | September 2, 2000

Nazi Repression of Firearms Owners
Stephen P. Halbrook | August 1, 1999

“The Arms of All The People Should Be Taken Away”
Stephen P. Halbrook | January 1, 1989

The Declaration of Independence
Ronald Hamowy | April 21, 2001

Communications
Ronald Hamowy | July 1, 1980



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