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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
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
Regulatory Poison
High Plains Drifters
Politicians’ Lucrative Protection Racket
Where Does Law Come From?
C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud
A Comparison of Their Thoughts and Viewpoints on Life, Pain and Death
Government: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Federal Government Growth Before the New Deal
Discovery and Economic Freedom
The Perversity of Doing Good at Others’ Expense
Ludwig von Mises’ Legacy for Feminists
Should Profits Be Shared with Workers?
The Myth of the “Independent” Fed
Law, Custom, and the Commons
An Environment Without Property Rights
The Socialist Roots of Modern Anti-Semitism
The “Ism” That Isn’t (Why Social Determinism Cannot Mean What it Says)
The Spread of Education Before Compulsion
Britain and America in the Nineteenth Century
War and Leviathan in Twentieth-Century America
Conscription as the Keystone

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