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 What Is A Year Of Life Worth? Part II By John C. Goodman; In making decisions about medical care a href=""everyone should factor in cost--patients, doctors... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:20:02 GMT What Is A Year Of Life Worth? By John C. Goodman; If there is one thing most conservatives and liberals agree on it's that we should not consider cost in deciding whether people should undergo medical procedures that have the potent... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:20:02 GMT Immigration as Political Theater By Benjamin W. Powell; President Barack Obama's recent executive order on immigration has caused a political uproar. Congressional Republicans have introduced legislation to kill the order, 24 states are c... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:20:02 GMT Oil Trains, Pipelines and Tanker Ships By William F. Shughart II; Everyone nowadays seems to either love or hate "fracking" for oil and natural gas in U.S. shale formations. But fracking enjoys an enviable safety record. After all, a l... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:20:02 GMT Doing the Indefensible: Defending Torture By Ivan Eland; On the news talk shows, everyone is talking about torture--mostly defending the Bush administration's hysterical actions after the 9/11 attacks. Granted, 9/11 was a searing exper... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:20:02 GMT Ideas Into Impact: 2014 Annual Report How Can Digital Health Startups Work with Health Insurers and Big Pharma? By John R. Graham; A a href=""previous article noted that a href=" Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:20:02 GMT Democrats' Dilemma By John C. Goodman; Democrats at the moment are going through a lot of soul searching. Why did they lose the last election so decisively? We've already noted New York senator a href="http://www... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:20:02 GMT In Defense of Jon Gruber By John C. Goodman; Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber has become a pariah these days. The MIT professor has been losing contracts with state governments almost on a daily basis. He is being excoriated by ... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:20:02 GMT A Republican Alternative to Obamacare By John C. Goodman; Now that Republicans will control both houses of Congress, they will have an opportunity to deal with Obamacare. What should be done? They can begin by repealing the worst features of O... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:20:02 GMT