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  • Living Economicsby Peter J. Boettke

    Independent Institute 2012; US$ 21.99

    A great supplemental text for the teaching of economics, this book offers a clear perspective and a passion for a deeper understanding of the subject. Economics is not merely a game to be played by clever professionals, but a discipline that touches upon the most pressing practical issues at any historical juncture. The wealth and poverty of nations... more...

  • Beyond Politicsby Randy T. Simmons; Gordon Tullock

    Independent Institute 2011; US$ 18.00

    Providing students of economics, politics, and policy with a concise explanation of public choice, markets, property, and political and economic processes, this record identifies what kinds of actions are beyond the ability of government. Combining public choice with studies of the value of property rights, markets, and institutions, this account... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Challenge of Libertyby Robert Higgs; Carl P. Close

    Independent Institute 2006; US$ 15.99

    The quest for freedom has always been as much a battle of ideas as it is a popular struggle. Classical liberal pioneers such as John Locke and Adam Smith stressed the inherent worth of the individual, inalienable rights, and the benevolent consequences of the cooperative, peaceful pursuit of one's own happiness. These ideas became the intellectual... more...

  • Re-Thinking Greenby Robert Higgs; Carl P. Close

    Independent Institute 2005; US$ 12.99

    Environmental quality has been a major public concern since the first Earth Day in 1970, yet the maze of environmental laws and regulations enacted since then has fostered huge government bureaucracies better known for waste and failure than for innovation and success. Can we do better than this failed environmental bureaucracy? The noted contributors... 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...