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  • 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...

  • Securing Civil Rightsby Stephen P. Halbrook

    Independent Institute 2010; US$ 16.99

    Unique and well-researched, this study concentrates on the right to keep and bear arms and analyzes the incorporation of the Bill of Rights into the Fourteenth Amendment. Examining the history of the recognition of the right of freedmen to keep and bear arms in the period between 1866 and 1876, this comprehensive volume analyzes the extent to which... more...

  • The Terrible 10by Burton A Abrams

    Independent Institute 2013; US$ 14.99

    The U.S. economy made impressive gains in the 20th century, but this progress makes it easy to forget a harsh reality: Americans were the victims of disastrous government policies that cost trillions of dollars in wasted resources, created mass unemployment, and kept millions of people in poverty who otherwise would have participated in the nation?s... more...

  • No War for Oilby Ivan Eland

    Independent Institute 2011; US$ 15.00

    Debunking numerous myths that have emerged about the world?s resources of oil, this book argues that the use of U.S. military power to secure oil is not only needless and costly?in both lives and money?but also counterproductive to U.S. security. Intended to make government, the media, and citizens think more rationally about oil and the use of military... 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...

  • Boom and Bust Bankingby David Beckworth

    Independent Institute 2012; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Opposing the Crusader Stateby Robert Higgs; Carl P. Close

    Independent Institute 2007; US$ 12.99

    Broken into four sections, this book illustrates the history of American foreign policy and demonstrates the current applicability of a non-interventionist model. For the past century, U.S. foreign policy has rested on the assumption that Americans? interests are best served by active intervention abroad to secure markets for U.S. exports, to combat... more...

  • Crisis and Leviathanby Robert Higgs; Arthur A. Ekirch

    Independent Institute 2013; US$ 14.99

    Discussing how government has continually grown in size and scope during the past century, this account demonstrates that the main reason lies in government?s responses to national ?crises? (real or imagined), including economic upheavals and, especially, war. The result, this book argues, is the ever-increasing government power, which endures long... more...

  • Partitioning for Peaceby Ivan Eland

    Independent Institute 2009; US$ 6.99

    Combining a history of Iraq and its dominant sects with an acute awareness of the political machinations fomenting worldwide, this keen military analysis offers a practical exit strategy for U.S. armed forces in Iraq?partitioning, a unique strategy that has been successful in other chaotic political situations. more...

  • The Enterprise of Lawby Bruce L. Benson

    Independent Institute 2011; US$ 17.99

    In the minds of many, the provision of justice and security has long been linked to the state. To ask whether non-state institutions could deliver those services on their own, without the aid of coercive taxation and a monopoly franchise, runs the risk of being branded as naive anarchism or dangerous radicalism. Defenders of the state?s monopoly on... more...