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Since its founding in 1987, Independent has published or co-published over one hundred books on myriad policy subjects including healthcare, housing, education, foreign policy, and more.
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Really Good Schools
Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education
Author: James Tooley
Published: 2021
The Right to Bear Arms
A Constitutional Right of the People or a Privilege of the Ruling Class?
Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
Published: 2021
Hot Talk, Cold Science (2021)
Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate (Revised and Expanded Third Edition)
Authors: David R. Legates, Anthony R. Lupo, S. Fred Singer
Published: 2021
New Way to Care
Social Protections that Put Families First
Author: John C. Goodman
Published: 2020
The Founders’ Second Amendment (2019)
Origins of the Right to Bear Arms
Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
Published: 2019
In All Fairness
Equality, Liberty, and the Quest for Human Dignity
Editors: Robert M. Whaples, Christopher J. Coyne, Michael C. Munger
Published: 2019
Liberty in Peril
Democracy and Power in American History
Author: Randall G. Holcombe
Published: 2019
War and the Rogue Presidency
Restoring the Republic after Congressional Failure
Author: Ivan Eland
Published: 2019
Restoring the Promise
Higher Education in America
Author: Richard K. Vedder
Published: 2019
Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France
Tyranny and Resistance
Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
Published: 2018
T.R.M. Howard
Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer
Authors: Linda Royster Beito, David T. Beito
Published: 2018
Eleven Presidents
Promises vs. Results in Achieving Limited Government
Author: Ivan Eland
Published: 2017
Pope Francis and the Caring Society
Editor: Robert M. Whaples
Published: 2017
China’s Great Migration
How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation
Author: Bradley M. Gardner
Published: 2017
Crossroads for Liberty
Recovering the Anti-Federalist Values of America’s First Constitution
Author: William J. Watkins, Jr.
Published: 2016
Future
Economic Peril or Prosperity?
Editors: Robert M. Whaples, Christopher J. Coyne, Michael C. Munger
Published: 2016
American Surveillance
Intelligence, Privacy, and the Fourth Amendment
Author: Anthony Gregory
Published: 2016
Failure
The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children
Author: Vicki E. Alger
Published: 2016
Nature Unbound
Bureaucracy vs. the Environment
Authors: Ryan M. Yonk, Kenneth J. Sim, Randy Simmons
Published: 2016
The Midas Paradox
Financial Markets, Government Policy Shocks, and the Great Depression
Author: Scott Sumner
Published: 2015
The Economics of Immigration
Market-Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy
Editor: Benjamin Powell
Published: 2015
Taking a Stand
Reflections on Life, Liberty, and the Economy
Author: Robert Higgs
Published: 2015
Choice
Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action
Author: Robert P. Murphy
Published: 2015
California Dreaming
Lessons on How to Resolve America’s Public Pension Crisis
Author: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Published: 2015
A Better Choice
Healthcare Solutions for America
Author: John C. Goodman
Published: 2015
Recarving Rushmore
Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty
Author: Ivan Eland
Published: 2014
Patent Trolls
Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation
Author: William J. Watkins, Jr.
Published: 2014
Gun Control in the Third Reich
Disarming the Jews and “Enemies of the State”
Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
Published: 2013
The Terrible 10
A Century of Economic Folly
Author: Burton A. Abrams
Published: 2013
Global Crossings
Immigration, Civilization, and America
Author: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Published: 2013
The Power of Habeas Corpus in America
From the King’s Prerogative to the War on Terror
Author: Anthony Gregory
Published: 2013
Risky Business
Insurance Markets and Regulation
Editor: Lawrence S. Powell
Published: 2013
Crisis and Leviathan
Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government (25th Anniversary Edition)
Author: Robert Higgs
Published: 2012
Boom and Bust Banking
The Causes and Cures of the Great Recession
Editor: David Beckworth
Published: 2012
Priceless
Curing the Healthcare Crisis
Author: John C. Goodman
Published: 2012
Living Economics
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Author: Peter J. Boettke
Published: 2012
Aquanomics
Water Markets and the Environment
Editors: B. Delworth Gardner, Randy Simmons
Published: 2012
Delusions of Power
New Explorations of the State, War, and Economy
Author: Robert Higgs
Published: 2012
Financing Failure
A Century of Bailouts
Author: Vern P. McKinley
Published: 2012
No War for Oil
U.S. Dependency and the Middle East
Author: Ivan Eland
Published: 2011
Beyond Politics
The Roots of Government Failure (Revised and Updated Edition)
Author: Randy Simmons
Published: 2011
Good Money
Birmingham Button Makers, the Royal Mint, and the Beginnings of Modern Coinage, 1775-1821
Author: George A. Selgin
Published: 2011
The Enterprise of Law
Justice Without the State
Author: Bruce L. Benson
Published: 2011
The Civilian and the Military
A History of the American Antimilitarist Tradition
Author: Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.
Published: 2010
The Pursuit of Justice
Law and Economics of Legal Institutions
Editor: Edward J. López
Published: 2010
Property Rights
Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings Re-Examined
Editor: Bruce L. Benson
Published: 2010
Securing Civil Rights
Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms
Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
Published: 2010
The New Holy Wars
Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in Contemporary America
Author: Robert H. Nelson
Published: 2010
Housing America
Building Out of a Crisis
Editors: Randall G. Holcombe, Benjamin Powell
Published: 2009
Race & Liberty in America
The Essential Reader
Editor: Jonathan J. Bean
Published: 2009
Depression, War, and Cold War
Challenging the Myths of Conflict and Prosperity
Author: Robert Higgs
Published: 2009
The Decline of American Liberalism
Author: Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.
Published: 2009
Partitioning for Peace
An Exit Strategy for Iraq
Author: Ivan Eland
Published: 2009
Vietnam Rising
Culture and Change in Asia’s Tiger Cub
Author: William Ratliff
Published: 2008
The Founders’ Second Amendment (2008)
Origins of the Right to Bear Arms
Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
Published: 2008
Lessons from the Poor
Triumph of the Entrepreneurial Spirit
Editor: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Published: 2008
The Empire Has No Clothes (Updated Edition)
U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed
Author: Ivan Eland
Published: 2008
Twilight War
The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance
Author: Mike M. Moore
Published: 2008
Making Poor Nations Rich
Entrepreneurship and the Process of Economic Development
Editor: Benjamin Powell
Published: 2007
Opposing the Crusader State
Alternatives to Global Interventionism
Editors: Carl P. Close, Robert Higgs
Published: 2007
Neither Liberty nor Safety
Fear, Ideology, and the Growth of Government
Author: Robert Higgs
Published: 2007
Anarchy and the Law
The Political Economy of Choice
Editor: Edward P. Stringham
Published: 2007
Electric Choices
Deregulation and the Future of Electric Power
Editor: Andrew N. Kleit
Published: 2007
Street Smart
Competition, Entrepreneurship, and the Future of Roads
Editor: Gabriel Roth
Published: 2006
The Challenge of Liberty
Classical Liberalism Today
Editors: Robert Higgs, Carl P. Close
Published: 2006
Judge and Jury
American Tort Law on Trial
Authors: Eric A. Helland, Alexander T. Tabarrok
Published: 2006
The Che Guevara Myth
And the Future of Liberty
Author: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Published: 2006
Resurgence of the Warfare State
The Crisis Since 9/11
Author: Robert Higgs
Published: 2005
Plowshares & Pork Barrels
The Political Economy of Agriculture
Authors: Ernest C. Pasour, Jr., Randal R. Rucker
Published: 2005
Re-Thinking Green
Alternatives to Environmental Bureaucracy
Editors: Robert Higgs, Carl P. Close
Published: 2005
Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus
Author: Donald A. Downs
Published: 2005
Liberty for Latin America
How to Undo Five Hundred Years of State Oppression
Author: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Published: 2005
The Empire Has No Clothes (First Edition)
U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed
Author: Ivan Eland
Published: 2004
Against Leviathan
Government Power and a Free Society
Author: Robert Higgs
Published: 2004
Drug War Crimes
The Consequences of Prohibition
Author: Jeffrey A. Miron
Published: 2004
Reclaiming the American Revolution
The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and Their Legacy
Author: William J. Watkins, Jr.
Published: 2004
Faulty Towers
Tenure and the Structure of Higher Education
Authors: Roger E. Meiners, Ryan C. Amacher
Published: 2004
Strange Brew
Alcohol and Government Monopoly
Author: Douglas Glen Whitman
Published: 2003
Changing the Guard
Private Prisons and the Control of Crime
Editor: Alexander T. Tabarrok
Published: 2003
A Poverty of Reason
Sustainable Development and Economic Growth
Author: Wilfred Beckerman
Published: 2002
Liberty for Women
Freedom and Feminism in the Twenty-First Century
Editor: Wendy McElroy
Published: 2002
Entrepreneurial Economics
Bright Ideas from the Dismal Science
Editor: Alexander T. Tabarrok
Published: 2002
School Choices
True and False
Author: John D. Merrifield
Published: 2002
Market Failure or Success
The New Debate
Editors: Eric Crampton, Tyler Cowen
Published: 2002
The Voluntary City
Choice, Community, and Civil Society
Editors: David T. Beito, Alexander T. Tabarrok, Peter Gordon
Published: 2002
Writing Off Ideas
Taxation, Foundations, and Philanthropy in America
Author: Randall G. Holcombe
Published: 2000
Fire and Smoke
Government, Lawsuits and the Rule of Law
Author: Michael I. Krauss
Published: 2000
Cutting Green Tape
Toxic Pollutants, Environmental Regulation and the Law
Editors: Roger E. Meiners, Richard L. Stroup
Published: 2000
Can Teachers Own Their Own Schools?
New Strategies for Educational Excellence
Author: Richard K. Vedder
Published: 2000
American Health Care
Government, Market Processes and the Public Interest
Editor: Roger D. Feldman
Published: 2000
Hot Talk, Cold Science (1999)
Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate
Author: S. Fred Singer
Published: 1999
Winners, Losers & Microsoft
Competition and Antitrust in High Technology
Authors: Stephen E. Margolis, Stan J. Liebowitz
Published: 1999
Money and the Nation State
The Financial Revolution, Government and the World Monetary System
Editors: Richard H. Timberlake, Jr., Kevin Dowd
Published: 1998
The Diversity Myth
Multiculturalism and Political Intolerance on Campus
Authors: David O. Sacks, Peter A. Thiel
Published: 1998
To Serve and Protect
Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice
Author: Bruce L. Benson
Published: 1998
Taxing Choice
The Predatory Politics of Fiscal Discrimination
Editor: William F. Shughart II
Published: 1997
Out of Work
Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America
Authors: Richard K. Vedder, Lowell E. Gallaway
Published: 1997
The Capitalist Revolution in Latin America
Authors: Karen LaFollette Araujo, Paul Craig Roberts
Published: 1997
Private Rights and Public Illusions
Author: Tibor R. Machan
Published: 1995
Hazardous to Our Health?
FDA Regulation of Health Care Products
Editor: Robert Higgs
Published: 1995
The Academy in Crisis
The Political Economy of Higher Education
Editor: John W. Sommer
Published: 1995
Beyond Politics (First Edition)
Markets, Welfare and the Failure of Bureaucracy
Authors: William C. Mitchell, Randy Simmons
Published: 1994
That Every Man Be Armed
The Evolution of a Constitutional Right
Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
Published: 1994
Freedom, Feminism, and the State
Editor: Wendy McElroy
Published: 1991
Taxing Energy
Oil Severance Taxation and the Economy
Authors: M. Bruce Johnson, H. E. Frech, Robert T. Deacon
Published: 1990
Arms, Politics, and the Economy
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Editor: Robert Higgs
Published: 1990
Antitrust and Monopoly
Anatomy of a Policy Failure
Author: Dominick T. Armentano
Published: 1990
Alienation and the Soviet Economy
The Collapse of the Socialist Era
Author: Paul Craig Roberts
Published: 1990
Agriculture and the State
Market Processes and Bureaucracy
Author: Ernest C. Pasour, Jr.
Published: 1990
Regulation and the Reagan Era
Politics, Bureaucracy and the Public Interest
Editors: Roger E. Meiners, Bruce Yandle
Published: 1989


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