Independent Institute Articles Recent Articles and op-eds from the Independent Institute FeedForAll Mac v2.1 ( unlicensed version; Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:07:23 -0800 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:07:10 -0800 The Downside of a Trump Tariff By Benjamin Powell; When word got out in January 1848 that gold had been discovered at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California, near Sacramento, it triggered the famous California Gold Rush, which in a few ... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:20:02 GMT Do Republicans Have a Death Wish? By John C. Goodman; Just when you thought things couldn't possibly get better for the Republican party, a startling thought is cropping up on Capitol Hill and on K Street. It's being reinforced by ... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:20:02 GMT Five Ways Trump Can Improve Environmental Policy By Ryan M. Yonk; The advent of a new administration in Washington, DC, offers the opportunity to reconsider stale approaches to federal environmental policy and to implement innovative new strategies that... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:20:02 GMT Tax Fairness Critical to Sustaining Growth of Energy Sector By William F. Shughart II; The term subsidy was heard repeatedly during recent confirmation hearings for President Trump's Energy secretary pick, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. It wasn't Perry, of course, ... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:20:02 GMT Jerry Brown the Born-Again Land Grabber By K. Lloyd Billingsley; On his way out the door, President Obama declared as national monuments 1.35 million acres of federal land in Utah and 300,000 acres near Gold Butte, Nevada, a state where the federal gov... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:20:02 GMT Let Trump Be Trump with North Korea By Ivan Eland; The overhyped reaction to the firing of a missile that had insufficient range to hit the United States is just another episode in what is North Korea's slapdash "Wile E. Coyote... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:20:02 GMT Yes: Regulatory Red Tape Is Strangling Economic Growth By William F. Shughart II; As President Donald Trump has noted, a surefire way to restore the competitive edge America once enjoyed would involve cleaning out the executive branch's Augean stables from which h... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:20:02 GMT Bait and Switch By William J. Watkins Jr.; According to pious American folklore, there was in 1789 a "Miracle at Philadelphia" in which demigod Founding Fathers gathered and gave the world the "U.S. Constitution#14... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:20:02 GMT Replacing Obamacare and Insuring the Uninsured By John C. Goodman, Pete Sessions, Bill Cassidy; We believe the American health care system is desperately in need of reform. The Affordable Care Act has failed to achieve its goal of affordable, universal coverage. Instead it has fo... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:20:02 GMT Trump's Entry Ban Is Unneeded and Wrong By Ivan Eland; Although Donald Trump had good inclinations on some foreign policy issues during his campaign and transition period--for example, staying out of unneeded brushfire wars, reexamining U... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:20:02 GMT