Forthcoming Books

A Sneak Peek at Publications Coming Soon
From The Independent Institute

COMING: July, 2017
China’s Great Migration
CHINA’S GREAT MIGRATION: How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation
By Bradley M. Gardner

China’s rise over the past several decades has lifted more than half of its population out of poverty and reshaped the global economy. What has caused this dramatic transformation? In China’s Great Migration: How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation, author Bradley Gardner looks at one of the most important but least discussed forces pushing China’s economic development: the migration of more than 260 million people from their birthplaces to China’s most economically vibrant cities.

 Hardcover • $23.50 • 232 pages • ISBN: 978-1-59813-222-9

COMING: September, 2017
Pope Francis and the Caring Society
POPE FRANCIS AND THE CARING SOCIETY
Edited by Robert M. Whaples

Pope Francis’s fervent support for uplifting the poor and protecting the environment has inspired far-reaching discussions worldwide. Now a team of experts in religion, economics, and history engage his request for dialogue on the key issues of economic welfare, the environment, charity, and the family by exploring his views, the legacy of Judeo-Christian teachings, and recent social and economic research. How best can we accelerate the market-based, global decline of poverty and what are real solutions for environmental protection? This book is an essential guide for scholars and students, business and civic leaders, church officials, and general readers on the most pressing issues facing humankind.