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Students: Enroll in an Independent Institute Summer Seminar!

This summer, the Independent Institute is excited to host “The Challenge of Liberty”, two student seminar programs, one geared toward college students and the other for high school students. The high school session runs from June 20 to 24 at our offices in Oakland and the college program will be held at a Bay…
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Great Depression, Round Two? Senior Fellow Robert Higgs on The Peter Schiff Show

[audio:2010_11_29_higgs_schiffradio.mp3] Download mp3 file. Here also are relevant books from Dr. Higgs: Depression, War, and Cold War Neither Liberty nor Safety The Challenge of Liberty Against Leviathan Crisis and Leviathan

“American Pie” – Altered to Lament My Life and Times as an Economist

A long, long time ago . . . I can still remember, Mainstream theory used to make me smile. And I knew if I had my chance That I could make equations dance And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while. But Joseph Stiglitz made me shiver With every paper he’d deliver. Bad news…
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Reforming Environmental Policy: Seminar for Homeschool Students

Gregory Rehmke (Economic Thinking and the Foundation for Economic Education) will be speaking to homeschoolers in Idaho on July 15. The topic: reforming environmental policy. Students interested in Lincoln-Douglas debate competitions will find this program especially helpful. (Students unable to attend will have the opportunity to hear him give two talks at our own…
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Only 53 Percent of Americans Prefer Capitalism

We seem to be lurching backward at an ever faster rate. Despite the downfall of Communism, despite the horrors of statism in the twentieth century (most caused by self-described socialists), just over half of the population prefer capitalism over socialism. The level of support among young people is even lower. Only 53% of American…
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Robert Higgs Spotlighted on C-SPAN’s “In Depth”

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs was interviewed for three hours on C-SPAN2’s prestigious program, In Depth. The complete video interview can be watched here (in three parts): Dr. Higgs is editor of The Independent Review, and his authored books include the following: Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society Competition and Coercion:…
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Miracles We Take For Granted

I am writing this post on Sunday evening, and I have just finished my supper. For dessert, I had a fresh nectarine with vanilla ice cream. It was heavenly. Full disclosure: Even though I am extremely fond of many other kinds of fruit, and I do not think that life would be worth living without…
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Robert Higgs on War, Taxes and Economic Crises

With Barack Obama’s delusional belief in massive expansions in government spending and power as a means to overcome the economic recession and create human welfare, Senior Fellow Robert Higgs‘s discussion on war, taxes and economic crises could not be more timely and instructive. Dr. Higgs is the author of the award-winning Institute book Depression,…
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