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  • Financing Failureby Vern McKinley

    Independent Institute 2012; US$ 14.00

    Probably no issue during the most recent financial crisis aroused more passion than financial institution bailouts. Focusing on the policymaking behind the decisions to bail out these institutions?not just during the most recent crisis, but also throughout history?this account argues that the genesis of financial crisis lies in government policy,... more...

  • Delusions of Powerby Robert Higgs

    Independent Institute 2012; US$ 17.99

    Taking a close look at the dense fabric that our government weaves between war, state power, and economics, this collection of essays reveals the growing authority—and corruption—of the American state. Covering topics from the Lyndon Johnson presidency to the provocatively titled article “Military-Economic Fascism? on the military-industrial-congressional... more...

  • Pricelessby John C. Goodman

    Independent Institute 2012; US$ 14.99

    In the groundbreaking book Priceless , renowned healthcare economist John Goodman reveals how patients, healthcare providers, employers, and employees are all trapped in a dysfunctional, bureaucratic, healthcare system fraught with perverse incentives that raise costs, reduce quality, and make care less accessible. Unless changed, these incentives... more...

  • Neither Liberty nor Safetyby Robert Higgs

    Independent Institute 2007; US$ 12.99

    The history of the United States, from the 19th century to present day, is included in this examination of the very foundations of unwarranted government intrusiveness that illuminates the two essential elements that have led to the expansion of the state's authority?the ideology that the government should serve as a savior whenever people face threats... more...

  • Boom and Bust Bankingby David Beckworth

    Independent Institute 2012; US$ 17.99

    Exploring the forceful renewal of the boom-and-bust cycle after several decades of economic stability, this book is a research-based review of the factors that caused the 2008 recession. It offers cutting-edge diagnoses of the recession and prescriptions on how to boost the economy from leading economists. The book concentrates on the Federal Reserve... more...

  • Against Leviathanby Robert Higgs

    Independent Institute 2004; US$ 14.99

    An unflinching critical analysis of government is contained in this work, which distills complex economic and political issues for the layperson. Combining an economist?s analytical scrutiny with an historian?s respect for empirical evidence, the book attacks the data on which governments base their economic management and their responses to an ongoing... more...

  • Resurgence of the Warfare Stateby Robert Higgs

    Independent Institute 2005; US$ 6.99

    Exploring the politics and morality that pulled the United States into wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, this collection of essays, stories, and satirical pieces lambasts the highest officials in the executive branch for incompetence and moral blindness. Analyses of both wars and the crisis following 9/11 portray the conflicts as opportunities for special... more...

  • Recarving Rushmoreby Ivan Eland

    Independent Institute 2009; US$ 15.99

    Profiling each president on the merits of their policies and on the core principles of peace, prosperity, and liberty, this ranking system takes a distinctly new approach. Historians and scholars have long tended to respect the war heroes and men who have succeeded in expanding the power of the executive office. However, this new examination cuts... more...

  • The Empire Has No Clothesby Ivan Eland

    Independent Institute 2008; US$ 13.99

    Delving into the concept of the United States as an empire, this investigation examines U.S. interventions around the world?from the Spanish-American War to the invasion of Iraq?demonstrating how they not only contradict the principles of both liberals and conservatives but also make a mockery of the Founding Fathers' vision for a free republic. In... more...

  • Risky Businessby Lawrence S. Powell

    Independent Institute 2013; US$ 19.99

    Today?s insurance regulation in the United States is at a crossroads: while some segments of the insurance industry are moving away from a state-based approach toward regulation, others favor a greater role for the federal government?despite the opposition from other stakeholders. Written by leading scholars in risk management, this book addresses... more...