The Independent Review — Spring 2014 Issue Now Available

The Spring 2014 issue of The Independent Review, the Independent Institute’s quarterly journal, has just been printed and is en route to subscribers. Here’s a quick look at the contents:

  • Is the near extermination of the North American bison a clear example of “the tragedy of the commons”? No, not if, like Peter J. Hill, you keep in mind one crucial fact that nearly everyone has ignored.
 (Read a summary.)
  • American higher education before the Civil War was not free of government intervention. Daniel L. Bennett shows why many writers misunderstand the problems that have long plagued academia. (
Read a summary.)
  • How has a private, for-profit school chain managed to serve the poor and vulnerable in 15 countries on four continents? Kevin Currie-Knight reviews James Tooley’s book on the challenges, pedagogy, and business model of the SABIS school network. (Read the book review.)

Please be sure to take advantage of our special offer of your choice of a FREE book, such as The Terrible 10 by Burton Abrams, when you renew or order a new subscription online.

[This post first appeared in the March 25, 2014, issue of The Lighthouse. To subscribe to this weekly email newsletter and other bulletins from the Independent Institute, enter your email address here.]

Carl Close is Research Fellow and Senior Editor for The Independent Institute and Assistant Editor of The Independent Review and editor of The Lighthouse, The Independent Institute’s weekly e-mail newsletter.
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