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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.

Economists Against the FDA
The American Drug War: Anatomy of a Futile and Costly Police Action
Trade and the Rise of Freedom
Economic Growth: What’s Love Got to do With It?
Barbarians at Bill Gates
Regulatory Extortion
Mere “Isolationism”: The Foreign Policy of the “Old Right”
Albert Jay Nock on Education
Why Crime Declines
From Central Planning to the Market
The American Transition, 1945-1947
Nazi Repression of Firearms Owners
How War Amplified Federal Power in the Twentieth Century
The Reserve Requirement Debacle of 1935–1938
The Green Scare
Gold Policy in the 1930s
The Golden Age of Risk
The Mythology of Roosevelt and the New Deal
Truth in the Fire: C.S. Lewis and Pursuit of Truth Today
The Ghost of John D. Rockefeller
The Origin of Religious Tolerance
A Peaceful Ferment in Somalia
Human Ignorance and Social Engineering
We Can Do Better than Government Inspection of Meat
In Defense of Markets and Misers
Defining State and Society

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