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 Why Republicans Can't Pass a Health Care Bill By John C. Goodman; Recriminations are already underway--at the White House, on Capitol Hill, in the news media. They are debating whose fault it is that Senate Republicans can't pass a health care... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:20:02 GMT The Ban on Flavored Tobacco: San Francisco's Nannies Are at It Again By William F. Shughart II, Josh T. Smith; Not content to impose a heavy tax burden on cigarette smokers and to outlaw sales to anyone under 21, on June 20th, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors finalized the ban on all sales o... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:20:02 GMT Clean Coal Has Hit a Speedbump, but It Remains Essential By William F. Shughart II; The Kemper County, Miss., power plant, once heralded as the future of clean coal, has become the poster child for its struggles. Over-budget and mired in technical problems, the S... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:20:02 GMT Will Three Mile Island Closure End in a Meltdown for Pennsylvania's Electricity Consumers? By William F. Shughart II; Three Mile Island, the nuclear reactor in Londonderry Township, partially melted down on March 28, 1979. Memories of that accident go a long way toward explaining why nuclear power's... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:20:02 GMT Publications Production Director Can Ted Cruz Save Republican Health Reform? By John C. Goodman; One thing missing from the recent Republican efforts to reform Obamacare is what George H.W. Bush called "the vision thing." What would a Republican health care system look li... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:20:02 GMT The Presidency and Country Have Sunk to New Lows By Ivan Eland; The revelation that top Trump campaign officials were attempting to get dirt on Hillary Clinton from a Kremlin-connected lawyer may not complete the legal case on the campaign's alle... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:20:02 GMT 'Sgt. Pepper,' the Creative Capitalist By Samuel R. Staley; Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," the record album that Rolling Stone has rated as the No.... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 21:20:02 GMT Republicans Are in a Health Care Trap. Here's What They Can Do about It By John C. Goodman; For most of the last seven years, Republicans thought it would be easy. Everyone could see that Obamacare was a mess. It has so many problems it would take forever to list them. Even Bill... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:20:02 GMT How to Make Health Insurance Affordable and Attractive: Lessons for the Senate By John C. Goodman; A big problem with the health bill currently before the Senate is that very few low-income people would purchase any plan, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Unlike the... Fri, 07 Jul 2017 21:20:02 GMT