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 Rejecting the Cultural Foundations of the "Progressive" Leviathan By David J. Theroux; America is experiencing an unprecedented "flight from the family," with a growing number of women neither marrying nor having children. Simultaneously over the past fifty years,... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:20:02 GMT Cross-Currents in California Water By K. Lloyd Billingsley; California borders the vast reaches of the Pacific Ocean, but the Golden State suffers chronic water problems worsened by a drought that, despite a relatively wet winter in 2015-16, ... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:20:02 GMT Should Police Use Bombs to Kill Criminals? By Ivan Eland; In the wake of the two seemingly outrageous slayings of African American men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana and the equally heinous retaliatory killings of five police officers in D... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:20:02 GMT Why Race Relations Have Gotten Worse under Barack Obama By John C. Goodman; There are three things you need to know about modern American politics: (1) the black vote is hugely important to the Democratic Party, but (2) less than half of black voters actually agr... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:20:02 GMT Oakland Coal Ban Won't Protect Vulnerable By William F. Shughart II, Michael Jensen; span id="default"Good intentions don't necessarily make good public policy. Yet last week the Oakland City Council unanimously fell into the same tired old "feel good" po... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:20:02 GMT Who Is on the Side of American Workers? By John C. Goodman; Is it Hillary Clinton? Bernie Sanders? Democrats in general? Or is it the supply side policies of the GOP? Economists have been studying economic wellbeing and its determinants si... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:20:02 GMT Bureaucrats or Citizens: Who Should Control the Police? By Lawrence J. McQuillan, Kelly R. Lester; Police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, have ignited civil unrest and public debate. President Obama responded by a... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:20:02 GMT Disband the African Union By George B. N. Ayittey; Britain's vote to ditch the European Union offers the chance of a new beginning--not just for the EU, and the U.K., but for Africa. Since most countries on the continent gained ... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 21:20:02 GMT The Worst Entitlement Program in Our History By John C. Goodman; Here is something you can take to the bank. If politicians don't have a vision of healthcare reform--one they understand and can articulate--the special interests will suppl... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 21:20:02 GMT A Bipartisan "Yes" on a Health Care Tax Credit By John R. Graham; Ready for some good news on health reform? Both the presumptive Democratic candidate for President and the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives agree people should be ... Fri, 08 Jul 2016 21:20:02 GMT