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Forthcoming Books

A Sneak Peek at Publications Coming Soon
from the Independent Institute

COMING: May, 2019
Restoring the Promise
RESTORING THE PROMISE: Higher Education in America
By Richard K. Vedder

American higher education is increasingly in trouble. Costs are too high, learning is too little, and the payoff to students and society is increasingly problematic. Higher education would not be in its current precarious position were it not for a mostly unsuccessful expansion of governmental involvement in the academy, especially at the federal level. This insightful account of higher education details the maladies and how they arose and what can be done to remedy them.


COMING: May, 2019
War and the Rogue Presidency
WAR AND THE ROGUE PRESIDENCY: Restoring the Republic after Congressional Failure
By Ivan Eland

The Office of the President of the United States of America isn’t what it used to be—it’s morphed into an overgrown leviathan. Originally envisioned as a branch of government that would mostly just carry out the will of Congress, it is now in many ways the dominant player, presiding over a bureaucracy with vastly more resources and powers than were authorized by the Constitution. Ironically, the main cause of this transformation is Congress itself.




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