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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.

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

Disparity of Tropospheric and Surface Temperature Trends: New Evidence
S. Fred Singer, Benjamin D. Pearson, Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. Knappenberger, David H. Douglass | May 17, 2017

A Comparison of Tropical Temperature Trends with Model Predictions
Benjamin D. Pearson, David H. Douglass, S. Fred Singer, John R. Christy | May 15, 2017

Income-Expenditure Elasticities of Less-Healthy Consumption Goods
William F. Shughart II, Adam J. Hoffer, Michael D. Thomas, Rejeana Gvillo | March 29, 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

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

Marc Gertz, Gary Kleck | June 30, 2016

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

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

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

Why Models Run Hot
Results from an Irreducibly Simple Climate Model

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mere Friendship
C.S. Lewis on a Great Joy

David J. Theroux | June 19, 2013

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

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

Secular Theocracy
The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny

David J. Theroux | January 11, 2012

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

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

Rethinking Church and State
The Case of Environmental Religion

Robert H. Nelson | October 1, 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



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