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 It's the Last Stop on the Light-Rail Gravy Train By Randal O’Toole; When it comes to mass transit, politicians never learn. Last month, Nashville Mayor Megan Berry announced a $5.2 billion proposal that involves building 26 miles of light rail and digging... Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:20:02 GMT Trump Immigrant Rhetoric Relies on Statistical Outliers By Abigail R. Hall, Michael Coon; During a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, President Trump told a gruesome story of immigrant "animals" who "slice and dice" beautiful young girls in the United States. His d... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:20:02 GMT Today's Census Violates Constitution by Trampling Our Rights By William J. Watkins Jr.; The U.S. Census Bureau is preparing for its next constitutionally mandated national head count, to be held in 2020. Unfortunately, the Bureau's 2020 Operation Plan reveals th... Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:20:02 GMT Hurricane Disaster Relief? There's an App for That! By Raymond March; Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico have experienced Mother Nature at her worst. Hurricane Harvey has displaced over 60,000 and left 63 dead. Hurricane Irma left two million Floridians withou... Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:20:02 GMT Medical Innovation--Not Government--Can Ease the Pain of Opioid Abuse By Raymond March; Tasha Hedstrom, age 30, has struggled with opioid addiction for 15 years. Her path to recovery includes taking medications to curb withdrawal symptoms and attending court-mandated group c... Tue, 07 Nov 2017 21:20:02 GMT Will Free Speech Prevail on Campus? By Donald A. Downs; Alarm over the state of free speech and academic freedom on American campuses is nothing new under the collegiate sun. But it has reached fever pitch in the past few years. The un... Tue, 07 Nov 2017 21:20:02 GMT Global Warming and Peer Review By S. Fred Singer; An essay in the current issue (Oct. 2017) of Eos, the house organ and newsletter of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), is titled "Red, Blue--and Peer-Review" (P.R.... Thu, 02 Nov 2017 21:20:02 GMT Cal Fire Must Prioritize Prevention By Lawrence J. McQuillan; More than 40 deaths in the Wine Country wildfires last month marked the deadliest fire season in recent state history and in September, Los Angeles experienced its largest wildfire ever. ... Thu, 02 Nov 2017 21:20:02 GMT The Russian Revolution and Terror of Marxism-Leninism By Yuri N. Maltsev; Russian President Vladimir Putin a href="" data-saferedirecturl=" Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:20:02 GMT Only Amazon Wins By William F. Shughart II, Thomas A. Garrett; After Seattle-based Amazon began soliciting proposals from North American cities in a href=" Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:20:02 GMT