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    Summer 2019 California Golden Fleece® Award

    For pursuing faulty incentives that impeded fire prevention and the widespread adoption of scientific techniques to prevent, detect, and quickly suppress wildfires, several government agencies have been named recipients of the eighth California Golden Fleece® Award.

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    NEW BOOK: Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America

    By Richard K. Vedder

    Senior Fellow Richard K. Vedder offers powerful prescriptions to cure the underlying problems in higher education including high student debt, triviality masquerading as important research, high dropout rates, and more.

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    NEW BOOK: War and the Rogue Presidency

    By Ivan Eland

    Congress's abdication of power, especially during wartime, has enabled the Office of the President to grow beyond its constitutional limits, explains Senior Fellow Ivan Eland in his new book War and the Rogue Presidency: Restoring the Republic after Congressional Failure.

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    2018 Independent Institute Annual Report

    Independent is advancing peace, prosperity and liberty with our principled, solutions-oriented, work—which we have shared via hundreds of groundbreaking books, scholarly articles, social media campaigns, and much more.

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    NEW WEBSITE: Catalyst

    Catalyst is our new website devoted to issues that millennials care about the most: jobs, housing costs, education, student debt, healthcare, and personal freedoms. Learn, engage, and connect.

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    LOVE GOV: Seasons 1 and 2 Now Available

    Independent’s satirical 2-season 10-part video series personifies the folly, cost, and intrusiveness of government, demonstrating the federal government’s ever-expanding reach into our lives.

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    UPCOMING EVENT: Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation & the Supreme Court

    August 22, 2019 • Oakland, CA

    Nasty politics and unverified accusations became weapons in a ruthless campaign of personal destruction during the Kavanaugh confirmation. At this special event, Mollie Hemingway reveals the true story of what really happened.

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Global Warming: Fact or Fiction? Featuring Physicists Willie Soon and Elliott Bloom

Is global warming real? Have any such predictions been established scientifically? Would massive “carbon” taxes and other controls put America and the world—especially the poor—at great risk?

 

An Evening with Jordan B. Peterson

“The Meaning and Reality of Individual Sovereignty.” Dr. Peterson examines the roots of individualism and how each of us can overcome life’s biggest obstacles, improve ourselves and society, and secure the fabric and institutions of society.

 

Richard K. Vedder | Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Richard K. Vedder presentation at the Heartland Institute.

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