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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

May 26, 2017

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May 24, 2017

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