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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.

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
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
Economic Science and the Poverty of Naturalism
C. S. Lewis’s “Argument from Reason”
The Dehumanizing Impact of Modern Thought
Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche, and Their Followers
The Second Amendment Upholds an Individual Right
Amici Curiae Brief in D.C. v. Heller for 55 Senators, the Senate President, and 250 Members of the House of Representatives
If Men Were Angels
The Basic Analytics of the State versus Self-government
The Gospel According to Conservation Biology
St. George Tucker’s Second Amendment: Deconstructing “The True Palladium of Liberty,”
Military-Economic Fascism: How Business Corrupts Government, and Vice Versa
Nazism, the Second Amendment, and the NRA: A Reply to Professor Harcourt

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