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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.

Climate Consensus and “Misinformation”
A Rejoinder to Agnotology, Scientific Consensus, and the Teaching and Learning of Climate Change
The Economics Behind the U.S. Government’s Unwinnable War on Drugs
Mere Friendship
C.S. Lewis on a Great Joy
Why Can’t We Be Like France?
How the Right to Bear Arms Got Left Out of the Declaration of Rights and How Gun Registration Was Decreed Just in Time for the Nazi Occupation
The Healthcare Contract with America
Gold and Government
Secular Theocracy
The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny
No Right to “Bear Arms”? A Critical Analysis of United States v. Masciandaro
Rethinking Church and State
The Case of Environmental Religion
Lack of Consistency Between Modeled and Observed Temperature Trends
Foreword to The Civilian and the Military, by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.
A History of the American Antimilitarist Tradition
The Economics of the Great Society
Theory, Policies, and Consequences
Aim at the Zero Deficit Line
The IMF and Its Barbarous Relic
C. S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism
National Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade
Heller, the Second Amendment, and Reconstruction: Protecting All Freedmen or Only Militiamen?
Cumulating Policy Consequences, Frightened Overreactions, and the Current Surge of Government’s Size, Scope, and Power
Principled Independence
The Bulgarian Economic Growth and Transition Project
Who Needs One Big Market?
“Arms in the Hands of Jews Are a Danger to Public Safety”: Nazism, Firearm Registration, and the Night of the Broken Glass
Banning a Risky Product Cannot Improve Any Consumer’s Welfare (Properly Understood), with Applications to FDA Testing Requirements
A Revealing Window on the U.S. Economy in Depression and War
Hours Worked, 1929–1950
Guilty as Charged


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