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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.

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

World War II and the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex
Robert Higgs | May 1, 1995

Nineteen Neglected Consequences of Income Redistribution
Robert Higgs | December 5, 1994

Property Rights vs. Environmental Ruin
David J. Theroux | August 1, 1994

The Cold War Economy
Opportunity Costs, Ideology, and the Politics of Crisis

Robert Higgs | July 1, 1994

High-Tech Prophet Sees Chips Driving Economy’s Expansion
Arthur M. Louis | February 25, 1994

Rationing Health Care
Price Controls Are Hazardous to Our Health

David J. Theroux, Simon Rottenberg | February 1, 1994

Money Stabilization in Russia: What Went Wrong?
Judy L. Shelton | December 20, 1993

Public Opinion: A Powerful Predictor of U.S. Defense Spending
Anthony Kilduff, Robert Higgs | October 1, 1993

Banking and Government: An Unholy Alliance
Judy L. Shelton | September 22, 1993

Richard Cobden: Creator of the Free Market
John Chodes | March 1, 1993

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