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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.

Truth in the Fire: C.S. Lewis and Pursuit of Truth Today
Dallas A. Willard | July 21, 1998

The Ghost of John D. Rockefeller
Thomas J. DiLorenzo | June 1, 1998

The Origin of Religious Tolerance
Wendy McElroy | June 1, 1998

A Peaceful Ferment in Somalia
Spencer Heath MacCallum | June 1, 1998

Human Ignorance and Social Engineering
Wendy McElroy | May 1, 1998

We Can Do Better than Government Inspection of Meat
Ernest C. Pasour, Jr. | May 1, 1998

In Defense of Markets and Misers
Dwight R. Lee, Candace Allen | April 1, 1998

Defining State and Society
Wendy McElroy | April 1, 1998

Regulatory Poison
Thomas J. DiLorenzo, James T. Bennett | February 1, 1998

High Plains Drifters
Politicians’ Lucrative Protection Racket

Fred S. McChesney | January 1, 1998

Where Does Law Come From?
Bruce L. Benson | December 1, 1997

C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud
A Comparison of Their Thoughts and Viewpoints on Life, Pain and Death

Armand M. Nicholi II | September 23, 1997

Government: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Paul A. Cleveland | September 1, 1997

Federal Government Growth Before the New Deal
Randall G. Holcombe | September 1, 1997

Discovery and Economic Freedom
Daniel B. Klein | September 1, 1997

The Perversity of Doing Good at Others’ Expense
Dwight R. Lee | September 1, 1997

Ludwig von Mises’ Legacy for Feminists
Wendy McElroy | September 1, 1997

Should Profits Be Shared with Workers?
Dwight R. Lee | June 1, 1997

The Myth of the “Independent” Fed
Thomas J. DiLorenzo | March 1, 1997

Law, Custom, and the Commons
Randy Simmons | February 1, 1997

An Environment Without Property Rights
Richard L. Stroup, Jane S. Shaw | February 1, 1997

The Socialist Roots of Modern Anti-Semitism
Tyler Cowen | January 1, 1997

The “Ism” That Isn’t (Why Social Determinism Cannot Mean What it Says)
Allan Levite | December 19, 1996

The Spread of Education Before Compulsion
Britain and America in the Nineteenth Century

Edwin G. West | July 1, 1996

War and Leviathan in Twentieth-Century America
Conscription as the Keystone

Robert Higgs | April 1, 1996

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