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Posted: Tue. September 17, 2019, 3:22pm PT

Posted: Mon. September 9, 2019, 9:05am PT

Speaking at the Heartland and Acton Institutes, Independent Institute Senior Fellow Richard K. Vedder (author of the Independent book Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America) discusses university financing, bureaucracy and political correctness. He also suggests private funding alternatives.

Posted: Thu. September 5, 2019, 12:01pm PT

Pope Francis is concerned about the environment and calls on people to pray for our seas and oceans. But what is the best way to protect oceans and the environment? The right incentives will help protect the environment says Sr. Fellow Robert Whaples, who also is an economics professor, and editor of the book Pope Francis and the Caring Society.

Posted: Wed. August 28, 2019, 4:00pm PT

At this special event and based on her #1 bestselling book, Justice on Trial, investigative journalist Mollie Ziegler Hemingway reveals the true story of what really happened during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation.

Posted: Mon. August 19, 2019, 11:50pm PT

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?

At this special event, geoscientist and astrophysicist Willie Soon separates fact from fiction in the global warming debate. He explains why the forecasts from CO2 climate models have been so wrong—and why solar influences on clouds, oceans, and wind drive climate change, not CO2 emissions. Stanford University physicist Elliott Bloom then comments.

Posted: Wed. July 31, 2019, 12:11pm PT

War and the Rogue Presidency is an in-depth examination of the history of the congressional-executive tug-of-war over U.S. security policy and why reclaiming constitutional standards is essential to restore both an effective national defense and civil and economic liberties.

Posted: Wed. July 31, 2019, 11:10am PT

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan is interviewed on KAHI radio. McQuillan is the Director of the Independent Institute's California Golden Fleece® Awards recently given to California Fire Agencies for not doing enough to prevent forest fires which can spread to urban areas.

Posted: Tue. July 30, 2019, 8:19am PT

The Independent Institute hosted this special program with Jordan B. Peterson, Ph.D., the world-renowned clinical psychologist and author of the international bestseller, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.