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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.

The Spread of Education Before Compulsion
Britain and America in the Nineteenth Century
War and Leviathan in Twentieth-Century America
Conscription as the Keystone
World War II and the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex
Nineteen Neglected Consequences of Income Redistribution
Property Rights vs. Environmental Ruin
The Cold War Economy
Opportunity Costs, Ideology, and the Politics of Crisis
High-Tech Prophet Sees Chips Driving Economy’s Expansion
Rationing Health Care
Price Controls Are Hazardous to Our Health
Money Stabilization in Russia: What Went Wrong?
Public Opinion: A Powerful Predictor of U.S. Defense Spending
Banking and Government: An Unholy Alliance
Richard Cobden: Creator of the Free Market
The Common Law Solution to Water Pollution
The Path Not Taken
Profits of U.S. Defense Contractors
Wartime Prosperity? A Reassessment of the U.S. Economy in the 1940s
Eighteen Problematic Propositions in the Analysis of the Growth of Government
Agriculture in Bulgaria
The Environment in Bulgaria
Beware the Pork-Hawk: In Pursuit of Reelection, Congress Sells Out the Nation’s Defense
“The Arms of All The People Should Be Taken Away”
Do Legislators’ Votes Reflect Constituency Preference?
A Simple Way to Evaluate the Senate
Crisis and Quasi-Corporatist Policy-Making: The U.S. Case in Historical Perspective
Hard Coals Make Bad Law: Congressional Parochialism Versus National Defense
Economic Warfare and Private Property Rights
Recent Episodes and their Constitutionality
National Emergency and the Erosion of Private Property Rights

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