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The Lighthouse: A Pandemic of Failed Leadership | No to Reparations | ‘1619 Project’ Blames Capitalism

February 28, 2023  •  Weekly Newsletter
Scott Atlas Special | A Pandemic of Failed Leadership: Will Trust Return?

In this special presentation of “Independent Truths with Dr. Scott Atlas,” Dr. Atlas covers the real pandemic data on mortality rates, natural immunity, vaccines, lockdowns, and how to restore trust and repair some of the damage that was done. WATCH OR LISTEN »

Virus and Leviathan

Symposium on Public Health
and Policy in a Free Society

The Independent Review, Spring 2021

Yes to Restitution, No to Reparations

Jonathan J. Bean (Inside Sources)

Elites may be “woke,” but the fundamental American belief in equal protection under the law remains strong—even on the left coast. That should help doom reparations plans in California and (with any luck) elsewhere. READ MORE »

Recommended Readings on
Race and Civil Rights

By Williamson M. Evers

‘The 1619 Project’ on Hulu Vindicates Capitalism

Phillip W. Magness and David R. Henderson (Wall Street Journal)

Hulu’s series “The 1619 Project” blames economic inequality between blacks and whites on capitalism. But almost every example given actually reveals a government intervention that undercut the property rights of black Americans. There are many names for that (like state-sanctioned theft), but it’s not capitalism. READ MORE »

T.R.M. Howard

Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer

By David T. Beito, Linda Royster Beito

The Real Federal Deficit: Social Security and Medicare

John C. Goodman (Forbes)

The bad news: the present value of our commitments to the elderly is on the order of ten times the size of the U.S. economy. But reform of this entitlement program—for example, through health savings accounts—and others, is possible. Yet the longer we wait, the harder it will get. The time to act is—now. READ MORE »

New Way to Care

Social Protections that Put Families First

By John C. Goodman

Policy Failure During the Great Depression

Art Carden and Charlie Mathews (Library of Economics and Liberty)

Generations of students have learned that the Great Depression was a conspicuous failure of free-market capitalism that ended thanks to the New Deal. Actually, the reverse is true: the New Deal created a depression out of a recession. Any lessons for today? READ MORE »

The Midas Paradox

Financial Markets, Government Policy Shocks, and the Great Depression

By Scott Sumner

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Opportunities at Independent

Housing and Homelessness Research Fellow.  Independent Institute is seeking a Housing and Homelessness Research Fellow to perform original and innovative research. READ MORE »

David J. Theroux Chair in Political Economy.  Independent Institute welcomes nominations and applications for the David J. Theroux Chair in Political Economy, named in honor of the late founder of Independent. The holder of the chair ensures that all research activities have intrinsic intellectual merit in the service of Independent’s mission. READ MORE »

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