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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...