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 How We Can Repeal the ACA and Still Insure the Uninsured http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8979 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8979 By John C. Goodman, Pete Sessions, Bill Cassidy; The two major political parties are in a contentious battle over the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Republicans would like to repeal and replace it. Democrats are doggedly defending it. ... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:20:02 GMT The Unintended Consequences of Minimum Wage Hikes http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8977 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8977 By Abigail R. Hall Blanco; A reported 21 states from Maine to California will increase their state minimum wage this year. It will mean bigger paychecks for some workers--and no paychecks for others. Al... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:20:02 GMT Socialism, Not Oil, is the Cause of Venezuela's Problems http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8976 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8976 By Benjamin Powell; Venezuela's economy has collapsed. Unfortunately, most people mistakenly believe Venezuela's policies created a successful economy prior to the collapse in oil prices. The truth... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:20:02 GMT Give VA Funds to Vets and Let them Decide What Hospitals to Use http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8975 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8975 By John R. Graham; It's disgraceful that we're still debating how to fix the dysfunctional Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. It ought to be shut down. No other public serv... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:20:02 GMT The Intelligence Community Does Need a Shake-Up http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8974 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8974 By Ivan Eland; Originating from the dispute over whether the Russians hacked the U.S. election and tried to influence it, rumblings have come from the Trump transition team about reorganizing the intell... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:20:02 GMT Barack Obama's Faulty Memory About Health Reform http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8973 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8973 By John C. Goodman; President Barack Obama says he'd be happy to get rid of Obamacare--if Republicans can replace it with something better. Addressing his comments to Republicans, Obama said, "... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:20:02 GMT Setting Steven Mnuchin's Tax Priorities in 2017 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8972 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8972 By William F. Shughart II; Following his anticipated confirmation, Treasury Secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin will exert tremendous influence when it comes to reshaping America's burdensome regulatory agenda and... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:20:02 GMT National Debt Is Our Biggest Security Threat http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8971 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8971 By Ivan Eland; President-elect Donald Trump's recent public rebuff on social media of his own party's secretive actions to gut the Congressional ethics board was a breath of fresh air. But tha... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:20:02 GMT Police to Trump: 'Help Us Continue to Militarize' http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8970 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8970 By Abigail R. Hall Blanco; In May 2015, in the wake of protests about police killings throughout the U.S., President Obama issued an executive order that restricted police departments' access to certain surplu... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:20:02 GMT Marketing Assistant http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8969 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8969