The Power of Independent Thinking

←  PUBLICATIONS



Stay Connected
Get the latest updates straight to your inbox.









The Independent Review is the acclaimed interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of political economy and the critical analysis of government policy. The Independent Review is thoroughly researched, peer-reviewed, and based on scholarship of the highest caliber. However, unlike so many other journals, it is also provocative, lucid, and written in an engaging style. Ranging across the fields of economics, political science, law, history, philosophy, and sociology, The Independent Review boldly challenges the politicization and bureaucratization of our world, featuring in-depth examinations of past, present, and future policy issues by some of the world's leading scholars and experts.

Undaunted and uncompromising, this is the journal that is pioneering future debate!

Recent Featured Articles


Symposium on Immigration: An Introduction
Robert M. Whaples
Economists often argue that the net benefits from immigration are on as strong an intellectual footing as the net gains from international trade. The Independent Review’s symposium on immigration leads with a dissent from this view, by esteemed Harvard University professor George J. Borjas, followed by replies from two other economists.

The One Hundredth Anniversary of the Russian Revolution
Robert M. Whaples
The Bolshevik Party’s overthrow of Russia’s fledgling provisional government left indelible footprints on the twentieth century, some of them still not fully recognized. The Russian Revolution and its aftermath illustrate the truth that horrendous things occur when amoral leaders seize power and treat people as pawns to sacrifice for their masters’ ideologies.

New Thinking on Egalitarianism
Robert M. Whaples
Love it or loathe it, egalitarian sentiments and concerns about inequality are clearly on the rise in both politics and the academy. The Independent Review’s symposium on egalitarianism sheds light on its history, theoretical implications, and practical challenges—all while avoiding the conceptual murkiness and obscurantist prose that is all too common in academic discussions.

Hamilton on Broadway and the Founding in American Culture: An Introduction
Matthew E. Brown
In Hamilton: An American Musical, stage writer and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda cast the republic’s first Treasury secretary as a larger-than-life hero worthy of...well, a Broadway show. The Independent Review’s symposium about the musical assesses its potential impact on the public’s understanding of the American Founding.



  • MyGovCost.org
  • FDAReview.org
  • OnPower.org
  • elindependent.org