Independent Institute Articles Recent Articles and op-eds from the Independent Institute http://www.independent.org/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss FeedForAll Mac v2.1 (2.1.0.1) unlicensed version; http://www.FeedForAll.com/ Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:07:23 -0800 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:07:10 -0800 California's Criminal Cronyism: Why the Governator Reduced a Violent Felon's Sentence http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8760 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8760 By K. Lloyd Billingsley; Arnold Schwarzenegger, California's last Republican governor, claimed his Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 would set an example for the world. That outcome remains uncertain, but... Tue, 03 May 2016 21:20:02 GMT Is Trump's Foreign Policy the Realism America Needs? http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8759 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8759 By Ivan Eland; Despite Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's reality-show candidacy, his recent foreign-policy speech put forth a realistic view of the world and a largely credible forei... Mon, 02 May 2016 21:20:02 GMT Which Party Is Better for the Economy? http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8758 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8758 By John C. Goodman; Yesterday's papers came with a slew of depressing headlines. "Earning Skid is Worse Since Crisis," said the front page of the emWall Street Journal/em. ... Mon, 02 May 2016 21:20:02 GMT A Little Common Sense Could Save Billions in Government Healthcare Spending http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8757 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8757 By John C. Goodman; Imagine that you could make a change in an entitlement program that reduces the cost to the taxpayers and enhances the value of the program for the beneficiaries--at the same time. Wh... Mon, 02 May 2016 21:20:02 GMT Rethinking a Century of Zoning http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8754 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8754 By Gary M. Galles; In 1916 New York City adopted the first citywide zoning plan in America. Its centennial is a good time to reconsider the rationale for what has since become almost ubiquitous. Zon... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:20:02 GMT The U.S. Should Quit Coddling Saudi Arabia http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8753 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8753 By Ivan Eland; Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has convincingly advocated a reassessment of U.S. alliances around the world. President Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia should prompt suc... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:20:02 GMT New Ways to Pay for Roads http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8752 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8752 By Gabriel Roth; The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Obama on December 4, authorizes what no federal legislation has ever authorized: $9... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:20:02 GMT The United States Should Quit Coddling a Badly Behaving Saudi Arabia http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8751 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8751 By Ivan Eland; Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has convincingly advocated a reassessment of U.S. alliances around the world. President Obama's recent visit to Saudi Arabia should pro... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:20:02 GMT Roth Health Savings Accounts: What the World Needs Now http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8750 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8750 By John C. Goodman; Health alert: Here are four pieces of bad news: Even though (1) the Obamacare out-of-pocket limits are outrageously high, (2) 80% of exchange plans are incompatible with a Health Savings ... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:20:02 GMT What if the Left Doesn't Really Want to Achieve Its Policy Goals? http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8749 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8749 By John C. Goodman; Here is something I bet you haven't thought about. We naturally assume that that public policy advocates actually want to achieve the things they advocate. But there are a lot of peo... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:20:02 GMT