Free Book Offer for Summer Seminar Applicants

Apply for an IHS Summer Seminar by March 1, 2013 to Receive a Free Book!

(Available for applicants in the U.S. and Canada) 

Economics in One Lesson



Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt

Don't be fooled by the title! Hazlitt's book builds upon a simple insight, but it is anything but simplistic. Economics novices and experts alike will find food for thought in this clear, incisive, jargon-free book.

The Mystery of Capital



The Mystery of Capital by Hernando de Soto

Why do some countries succeed at capitalism while others fail? Opposing the commonly held view that cultural differences determine success, Hernando de Soto, armed with fascinating evidence, argues that the legal structure of property rights in a country sets the stage for its flourishing or failure.

After the Welfare State



After the Welfare State  edited by Tom G. Palmer

This collection of essays by political economists from around the world explains the roots of the modern welfare state, calling the system unsustainable and a tool of corrupt state control. Authors propose alternatives to the welfare state for mutually provided global aid.

Atlas Shrugged



Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Rand’s last and greatest novel weaves her Objectivist philosophy into a story full of mystery, intrigue, and political and social commentary. Rand’s powerful writing and unique perspective draw readers into an intense struggle to live out libertarian values in the face of society’s opposition.

Ideas CD



Ideas for a Free Society (CD-ROM)
A compilation 

Selections from primary thinkers who have developed impactful ideas related to free societies. Pieces include explanations of general intellectual concepts and challenges, and practical applications of these ideas to public policy. --


To receive a free book, applicants must submit an IHS Summer Seminar application with complete responses and a mailing address in the United States or Canada. Applications submitted only for the free book are not eligible. We have limited inventory of some titles and cannot guarantee you will receive the book you request.