The Independent Review—Spring 2011 Issue Now Available
By Carl Close • Tuesday March 22, 2011 9:49 AM PST •
We are delighted to announce the publication of the Spring 2011 issue of the Independent Institute’s peer-reviewed journal, The Independent Review, edited by Senior Fellow Robert Higgs. This issue’s articles and book reviews deal with the following questions:
- Why is Ben Bernanke eager for the Federal Reserve to play a larger role in centrally planning the U.S. economy? Read the article.
- Why is government relief for disaster victims often less effective than aid provided by volunteers, non-profit organizations, and commercial enterprises? Read the article.
- How should classical liberals morally evaluate a welfare state’s immigration barriers?
- How has the design of the European Central Bank contributed to Europe’s sovereign debt crisis?
- Did politics influence which car dealerships were closed when President Obama’s automobile task force restructured the auto industry? Read the article.
- What made the late William Marina such a memorable teacher and historian?
- How well can society function without the state and its legal monopoly on coercion? Read the review.
- How did the discrepancy between knowledge and power cause the financial crisis and threaten democracy? Read the review.
- Why did some communities that were hit by Hurricane Katrina recover fairly quickly, whereas others continue to struggle? Read the review.
- Does the U.S. Constitution protect a right to earn a living? Read the review.
- How did Ayn Rand influence American conservatism and libertarianism? Read the review.
Tags: American History, Austrian School of Economics, Bailouts, Books, Charity, Civil Liberties, Civil Society, Conservatism, Constitution, Corporatism, Disaster Management, Economics, Elections, Federal Reserve, Free Market, Immigration, Inflation, Law, Liberty, Money and Banking, Morality, Philosophy, Politics, Property Rights, Regulation, The State, Unemployment