Type: Book

Arguments for Liberty

January 3, 2017
by Aaron Ross Powell and Grand Babcock (editors)

Two schools of thought have long dominated libertarian discussions about ethics: utilitarianism and natural rights. Those two theories are important, but they’re not the only ways people think about ethics and political philosophy. In Arguments for Liberty, you’ll find a broader approach to libertarianism. In each of Arguments for Liberty’s …

American Commander: Serving a Country Worth Fighting for and Training the Brave Soldiers Who Lead The Way

November 29, 2016
by Ryan Zinke and Scott McEwen

For more than half a decade, Ryan Zinke was a commander at the most elite SEAL unit. A 23-year veteran of the US Navy SEALs, Zinke is a decorated officer and earned two Bronze Stars as the acting commander of Joint Special Forces in Iraq. Zinke trained and commanded many …

Financial Crises and Policy Responses: A Market-Based View from the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, 1986–2015

November 10, 2016
by Robert E. Litan

As most readers will know, these years have been often turbulent, marked by financial crises originating from different sources and evoking different kinds of policy responses. But for the most part, the reactions have moved in one direction: more rules, more legal prescriptions, and more prohibitions aimed at preventing the …

Taxation, Government Spending and Economic Growth

November 2, 2016
by Philip Booth

Amidst the debates about austerity, a number of vital debates in public finance have been sidelined. Since the reductions in government spending – small though they have been so far – have been designed solely to reduce the government’s borrowing requirement, there has been little discussion of whether the size …

Charter Schools at the Crossroads: Predicaments, Paradoxes, Possibilities

October 25, 2016
by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, and Brandon L. Wright

Few observers present at the creation of the first charter schools a quarter-century ago could have predicted how rapidly this movement would spread or how thoroughly it would come to dominate the education reform agenda. And few recent debates in education have been as highly charged as those over charter …

The US Labor Market: Questions and Challenges for Public Policy

October 24, 2016
by Michael R. Strain

Public policy faces serious challenges in today’s labor market: low workforce participation and high unemployment among many Americans, technological innovation, globalization, persistent poverty, education and training, and public policy’s unintended consequences are just a few. Asking the right questions is a good place to start, and this volume asks some …

Islamic Foundations of a Free Society

October 19, 2016
by Nouh El Harmouzi and Linda Whetstone

Promoting economic freedom in Muslim-majority countries is key to prosperity The IEA’s Islamic Foundations of a Free Society, written by a range of Islamic scholars, sheds a great deal of light on questions about Islam’s compatibility with a free society and a free economy. This book aims to inform those in the …

The US Labor Market: Questions and Challenges for Public Policy

October 14, 2016
by Michael R. Strain (editor)

Public policy faces serious challenges in today’s labor market: low workforce participation and high unemployment among many Americans, technological innovation, globalization, persistent poverty, education and training, and public policy’s unintended consequences. Asking the right questions is a good place to start, and this volume asks some of the most important: …

The Art of Peace: Engaging a Complex World

October 13, 2016
by Juliana Geran Pilon

Sun Tzu, author of The Art of War, believed that the acme of leadership consists in figuring out how to subdue the enemy with the least amount of fighting—a fact that America’s Founders also understood, and practiced with astonishing success. For it to work, however, a people must possess both …

Hong Kong in the Shadow of China: Living with the Leviathan

October 11, 2016
by Richard C. Bush

Hong Kong in the Shadow of China is a reflection on the recent political turmoil in Hong Kong during which the Chinese government insisted on gradual movement toward electoral democracy, and hundreds of thousands of protesters occupied major thoroughfares to push for full democracy now. Fueling this struggle is deep …