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Independent Institute


The Independent Institute is a non-partisan, scholarly, public-policy research and educational organization that sponsors comprehensive studies of critical social, economic, legal, and environmental issues. Adhering to the highest standards of scholarly inquiry and pursued regardless of prevailing political or social biases, the resulting studies are published and widely distributed as books, The Independent Review (quarterly journal), and other publications, and are publicly debated through numerous conference and media programs. Through this uncommon independence, depth, and clarity, The Independent Institute pushes at the frontiers of our knowledge, redefines the debate over public issues, and fosters new and effective directions for government reform.

Additional Materials from Independent Institute: Working Papers

Policy Briefs

Title: Broken Borders: Government, Foreign-Born Workers, and the U.S. Economy
Authors: Benjamin W. Powell, Zachary Gochenour
Date: September 2013

Title: Failure to Provide: Healthcare at the Veterans Administration
Authors: Robert Hamowy
Date: March 2010

Title: Medical Disasters and the Growth of the FDA
Authors: Ronald Hamowy
Date: February 2010

Title: Insurance Regulation in the United States and the European Union: A Comparison
Authors: Martin Eling, Robert W. Klein, Joan T. Schmit
Date: November 2009

Title: Anatomy of a Train Wreck: Causes of the Mortgage Meltdown
Authors: Stan J. Liebowitz
Date: October 2008