The Independent Review—Spring Issue Now Available

We are delighted to announce the publication of the Spring 2012 issue of the Independent Institute’s peer-reviewed journal, The Independent Review. This issue’s articles and book reviews deal with the following questions:

  • What does evidence from hunter-gatherer societies suggest about whether human beings are better adapted for individualism or collectivism? Read the article.
  • What can libertarians learn from the late Paul Piccone’s works on the modern bureaucratic state and the rule of what he called the “New Class”?
  • How did the creation of a “fiscal commons” undermine limited government? Read the article.
  • How could the writings of Mozi (c. 470–391 B.C.E.) contribute to the creation of a liberal society in the new China?
  • How did Argentina’s Law of National Guaranteed Banks set the stage for that country’s financial crisis of 1890?
  • How did various regulations lead to the excessive leverage and risk-taking that contributed to the recent financial meltdown?
  • What did the Indo-European warriors of the Bronze Age contribute to the spirit of liberty and creativity that helped make Western civilization unique? Read the review essay.
  • How have politics and ideology corrupted climate science and policy? Read the book review.
  • How have solar power, wind power, biofuels, electric cars, and rail mass transit cloaked the private pursuit of taxpayer-funded subsidies? Read the book review.
  • Where did John Maynard Keynes acknowledge that regime uncertainty discourages the “animal spirits” that drive private investment?

The Independent Review (Spring 2012)

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[This post first appeared in the March 13, 2012, issue of The Lighthouse, the Independent Institute’s weekly newsletter. To receive The Lighthouse and other email notices from the Independent Institute, enter your email address here.]

Carl P. Close is a Research Fellow and former Executive Editor for Acquisitions and Content at the Independent Institute and former Assistant Editor of The Independent Review.
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