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 Director of Development Communications Coordinator Digital Marketing Manager Cato Goes Off the Rails on Health Policy By John C. Goodman; It's been five years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). In all that time Republicans have not produced a single, credible alternative to it that they can unite... Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:20:02 GMT Obamacare's Tanning Tax Causes a Slow Burn By William F. Shughart II; Among the many items buried in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a new federal tax on indoor tanning salons that added 10 percent to customers' bills. The "tanning t... Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:20:02 GMT Iran Nuclear Deal: What Now? By S. Fred Singer; The U.S. Congress is presently reviewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)*, a deal concluded on July 14, 2015 by Iran and the major world powers. It is likely that Congress ... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:20:02 GMT Recognize that Iraq Is History By Ivan Eland; Oftentimes when the U.S. superpower intervenes in the business of other nations, after U.S. troops withdraw, the American people lose interest and the country disappears from the consciou... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:20:02 GMT Occupational Licensing and Health Spending By John R. Graham; Last month the Obama administration released an important report on the harmful effects of occupational licensing. Compiled by experts at the Department of the Treasury, the Council of Ec... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:20:02 GMT Mises and the Market By Robert P. Murphy; The U.S. equity markets have whipsawed about, causing investors consternation because of the drops but also the volatility. Indeed, on August 24 trading in major equity indices was tempor... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:20:02 GMT Don't Repeal the Cadillac Plan Tax--Replace It By John C. Goodman; Beginning in 2018, high-cost, private sector health plans will be subject to a special levy, popularly known as the "Cadillac plan" tax. Under a provision of the Affordable Care... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:20:02 GMT