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Policy Briefings

Independent Policy Briefings examine specific economic and political issues and are written by Independent Institute Fellows. Longer than Independent Review articles, but shorter than Independent books, Policy Briefings provide easy-to-read, in-depth overviews of a key and timely public policy issues and offer realistic solutions.
Homeland Security
Learning from Japan
New Perspectives in Climate Change
What the EPA Isn’t Telling Us
Firearms and Crime
Wolf Recovery, Political Ecology and Endangered Species
Culture and Crime
Antidiscrimination in Health Care
Community Ratings and Pre-Existing Conditions
Illicit Drugs and Crime
Civil Forfeiture as a “Sin Tax”
Bank Deposit Guarantees
Why Not Trust the Market?
Monetary Nationalism Reconsidered
Police Services
The Private Challenge
Privatization in Criminal Justice
Regulation of Carcinogens
Are Animal Tests a Sound Foundation?
Toxic Torts by Government
Victim’s Rights, Restitution and Retribution
Wealth Creation as a “Sin”

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