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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Independent Institute 2006; US$ 10.99

    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...