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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.

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’
Benefits of the American Revolution
An Exploration of Positive Externalities
California’s Common Core Mistake
The national standards reversed progress made in math, hitting disadvantaged minorities hardest.
The Case for A New International Monetary System
The Non-Sustainability of Rwanda’s Economic Miracle
The Right to Bear Arms in the Virginia Constitution and the Second Amendment
Historical Development and Precedent in Virginia and the Fourth Circuit
The Empire Strikes Back
The District of Columbia’s Post-Heller Firearm Registration System
New York’s Not So ‘SAFE’ Act
The Second Amendment in an Alice-In-Wonderland World Where Words Have No Meaning
Reality Check: The “Assault Weapon” Fantasy and Second Amendment Jurisprudence
Firearm Sound Moderators: Issues of Criminalization and the Second Amendment
Disparity of Tropospheric and Surface Temperature Trends: New Evidence
A Comparison of Tropical Temperature Trends with Model Predictions
New Light on the Prehistory of the Austrian School
Income-Expenditure Elasticities of Less-Healthy Consumption Goods
The Constitutional Right to Hunt
New Recognition of an Old Liberty in Virginia
Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature
What Goes up Must Come Down
New, Lower K-12 Science Standards for Massachusetts
Armed Resistance to Crime
The Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense with a Gun
Reflections on the Current State of Political Economy
Keeping It Simple
The Value of an Irreducibly Simple Climate Model
The Economic Case for Lifting the Crude Oil Exports Ban
Fix What Broke: Building an Orderly and Ethical International Monetary System
Why Models Run Hot
Results from an Irreducibly Simple Climate Model

  • Catalyst
  • Beyond Homeless