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Independent Institute
Oakland, CA
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“The program of The Independent Institute is excellent.”
—GARY S. BECKER, Nobel Laureate in Economic Science, University of Chicago

“I am very pleased to commend you for the program of The Independent Institute, one of the best known public policy research and educational organizations. I want to extend my sincere appreciation for the impressive professional contributions you have made in economics, government regulation, and many other areas.”
—DIANNE FEINSTEIN, U. S. Senator

“The Independent Institute has a well-deserved reputation for rigorous analysis of critical public policy issues and for pointing the way toward reform in government. . . . I am happy to commend you for the clarity of your insights, not least those into the nature and blessings of economic freedom.”
—RONALD REAGAN, 40th President of the United States

Independent Institute is a 501(c)3 organization.

Latest News

Jul 21, 2017

By William F. Shughart II; The Kemper County, Miss., power plant, once heralded as the future of clean coal, has become the poster child for its struggles. Over-budget and mired in technical problems, the S...

Jul 20, 2017

By William F. Shughart II; Three Mile Island, the nuclear reactor in Londonderry Township, partially melted down on March 28, 1979. Memories of that accident go a long way toward explaining why nuclear power's...

Jul 19, 2017

By John C. Goodman; One thing missing from the recent Republican efforts to reform Obamacare is what George H.W. Bush called "the vision thing." What would a Republican health care system look li...

Jul 17, 2017

By Ivan Eland; The revelation that top Trump campaign officials were attempting to get dirt on Hillary Clinton from a Kremlin-connected lawyer may not complete the legal case on the campaign's alle...

Jul 14, 2017

By Samuel R. Staley; Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," the record album that Rolling Stone has rated as the No....

Jul 11, 2017

By John C. Goodman; For most of the last seven years, Republicans thought it would be easy. Everyone could see that Obamacare was a mess. It has so many problems it would take forever to list them. Even Bill...

Jul 07, 2017

By John C. Goodman; A big problem with the health bill currently before the Senate is that very few low-income people would purchase any plan, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Unlike the...