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    David J. Theroux (1949–2022)

    David J. Theroux, Independent’s Founder and President, passed away April 23 after a brief illness. David Theroux authored dozens of scholarly and commentary articles, and directed the publication of more than 140 scholarly books as well as the influential quarterly journal, The Independent Review.
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    Spring 2022 Issue of The Independent Review Now Available

    The 1619 Project takes its cues from Marxist-leaning historians who grossly misrepresent history. The cover essay systematically dismantles many of the project’s errors, relying on solid empirical research of historians. This and other articles plus book reviews in our journal of political economy.

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    “Critical Math” Doesn’t Add Up

    Politics Plus Mathematics Equals Undermining Foundations of Success

    Most people think that mathematics is a non-ideological discipline. They think of it as an objective discipline that is socially and politically neutral and independent of the society in which it is studied. But the promoters of “critical math” in the United States do not think so—they see math as an ideological battlefield.

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    New California Golden Fleece® Report

    Crime, Grime, and Greed at BART

    An investigation of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) operations by researchers with the California Golden Fleece® Awards has found a scandal-ridden, undependable, dangerous, and excessively costly public transportation system serving the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    New Policy Report — Beyond Homeless: Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes, Transformative Solutions.

    The Bay Area’s housing and homelessness crises will not be resolved until policymakers and service providers stop relying on conventional approaches which do not work.
    Read the ReportNews ReleaseBeyondHomeless.org

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    Independent Institute Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Second Amendment US Supreme Court Case

    The Independent Institute has filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the petitioners in a case before the US Supreme Court which could expand the right to carry a firearm outside one’s home. The case will be heard in the fall.

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