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The Independent Review is the acclaimed interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of political economy and the critical analysis of government policy. The Independent Review is thoroughly researched, peer-reviewed, and based on scholarship of the highest caliber. However, unlike so many other journals, it is also provocative, lucid, and written in an engaging style. Ranging across the fields of economics, political science, law, history, philosophy, and sociology, The Independent Review boldly challenges the politicization and bureaucratization of our world, featuring in-depth examinations of past, present, and future policy issues by some of the world's leading scholars and experts. Undaunted and uncompromising, this is the journal that is pioneering future debate!
“The Road to Crony Capitalism.” Is crony capitalism endemic to the U.S. economy? This in-depth analysis examines the history of crony capitalism in America and whether free-market economies tend to lapse into cronyism and what measures, if any, could fix the problem. Also in this issue: Antitrust in the 21st century, The late Leland Yeager, Stephen Margolis’s contributions to economics and political economy, and Robert Higgs on the worlds of politics and nonpolitics. Plus eight book reviews.