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Research Articles

These articles, written by Independent Institute Research Fellows, were originally published in other publications, and are republished here. For other research articles, please see our Policy Reports, Working Papers, and The Independent Review.

Why Educational Testing Is Necessary
The Development of Liberalism in Ukraine
Political Affiliations of Federal Reserve Economists
What Is the Great Reset?
The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms
The Second Amendment in the U.S. Bill of Rights
A Literature Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Lockdowns on COVID-19 Mortality
Automated License Plate Readers: A Study in Failure
Groundbreaking report reveals high-tech cameras fail to catch criminals or recover stolen vehicles—but stick municipal taxpayers with huge costs.
The Second Amendment Was Adopted to Protect Liberty, Not Slavery
A Reply to Professors Bogus and Anderson
On Monetary Growth and Inflation in Leading Economies, 2021-2022: Relative Prices and the Overall Price Level
Capitalism, Slavery, and Matthew Desmond’s Low-Road Contribution to The 1619 Project
Mathematics Performance in San Francisco Unified School District
Evaluation of the Forced Uniform Math Assignment since 2014–15 Implementation
Faux Histoire of the Right to Bear Arms
Young v. Hawaii
Banning America’s Rifle: An Assault on the Second Amendment?
The Chicago Boys and the Revival of Classical Liberal Economics in Chile
The Progressive Era and the Family
Infectious Diseases and Government Growth
Police Unions and Officer Privileges
Breaking the Code
The State of Computer Science Education in America’s Public Schools
A Lesson in Humility, A Lesson for Our Times: Alessandro Manzoni’s The Betrothed
A Better Path Forward: Re-Thinking Government Student Loans and Grants
To Bear Arms for Self-Defense
A “Right of the People” or a Privilege of the Few? Part 2
To Bear Arms for Self-Defense
A “Right of the People” or a Privilege of the Few? Part 1
Taking Heller Seriously
Where Has the Roberts Court Been, and Where Is it Headed, on the Second Amendment?
Axioms of Excellence
Kumon and the Russian School of Mathematics
California Flies Blind On Testing
The Troubling Saga Of The State’s ‘Smarter Balanced Test’

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