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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...

  • 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...

  • Choiceby Robert P. Murphy; Donald J. Boudreaux

    Independent Institute 2015; US$ 19.99

    Human Action ?a treatise on laissez-faire capitalism by Ludwig von Mises?is a historically important and classic publication on economics, and yet it can be an intimidating work due to its length and formal style. Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action , however, skillfully relays the main insights from Human Action in a style that... 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...

  • Fire & Smokeby Michael I. Krauss

    Independent Institute 2000; US$ 5.99

    The state of Mississippi?s lawsuit against tobacco companies in 1994 was quickly emulated by more than a dozen other states and then the federal government. Not to be outdone, more than a dozen cities and the federal government have followed the city of New Orleans?s lead and sued gun manufacturers. Do these lawsuits signal new directions for more... more...

  • Global Crossingsby Alvaro Vargas Llosa

    Independent Institute 2013; US$ 16.99

    The recent reawakening of the debate about migration in the new millennium has evoked intense emotion, particularly in the United States and Europe, and Global Crossings cuts through the jungle of myth, falsehood, and misrepresentation that dominates the debate, clarifying the causes and consequences of human migration. The book first looks at the... 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...

  • Plowshares & Pork Barrelsby E.C. Jr. Pasour; Randall R. Rucker; Bruce L. Gardner

    Independent Institute 2005; US$ 11.99

    Agricultural subsidies in grains, cotton, milk, sugar, tobacco, honey, wool, and peanuts are analyzed in this examination of U.S. farm policy. Looking at such programs as food stamps, crop insurance, subsidized credit, trade credit, trade subsidies and import restrictions, conservation, agricultural research, and taxation, this historical perspective... more...

  • A Poverty of Reasonby Wilfred Beckerman

    Independent Institute 2002; US$ 7.99

    In this detailed economic investigation of sustainable development, a noted professor of economics argues that many of the alarms commonly sounded by environmentalists are, in fact, unfounded, and that current sustainable development policies should be reconsidered in light of their effects on the earth's human population, such as increased poverty... 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...