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 Trajectory of U.S. Policy in Vietnam Offers a Roadmap to a Possible Future in the Mideast By Ivan Eland; As President Barack Obama's visit to Vietnam and the lifting of the arms embargo to that country represents his "pivot to Asia," his simultaneous killing of Mullah Akhta... Wed, 25 May 2016 21:20:02 GMT Hillary Clinton's Non-Starter Health Agenda By John C. Goodman; The more Bernie Sanders continues to pound on Hillary Clinton, the more she moves left. California Sen. Diane Feinstein says Sanders' continued presence in the Democratic primary rac... Mon, 23 May 2016 21:20:02 GMT Did You Know that John Muir Wanted to Force Indians Out of the Yosemite Valley? By Ryan M. Yonk; On March 1, Yosemite National Park changed vendors, dumping Delaware North in favor of Aramark, with a $2 billion concession contract for the next 15 years. The shift prompted visitors to... Mon, 23 May 2016 21:20:02 GMT What FDR Knew About Welfare By James L. Payne; During a symposium of social workers recently, I encountered a jarring reminder of how far the country has traveled in thinking about welfare. A session on at-risk youths had been given t... Thu, 19 May 2016 21:20:02 GMT The Curious Rise of the Push for $15 Wage By Scott Sumner; In 1987, the New York Times published an editorial, titled "The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00"--which advocated the complete abolition of minimum wage laws. In January 20... Tue, 17 May 2016 21:20:02 GMT Trump and Sanders: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly By John C. Goodman; Have you ever stopped to think how different this election year has been because of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders? They have both changed the public policy debate in ways that have made... Tue, 17 May 2016 21:20:02 GMT The U.S. Military Needs to Defend the Country, Not Undermine American Security By Ivan Eland; As President Obama visits still-communist Vietnam, a former American rival, in his "pivot to Asia" to recruit more countries to shelter against a rising China, the trip only s... Mon, 16 May 2016 21:20:02 GMT Government Gives Uber an Unfair Shake By Abigail R. Hall Blanco; A bill allowing the California Public Utilities Commission to regulate prices charged by ride-sharing companies like Lyft and Uber is advancing through the state legislature because Senat... Mon, 16 May 2016 21:20:02 GMT Eight Health Reforms the GOP Should Avoid By John C. Goodman; It's been six years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and it's still unpopular with the voters. Hardly a week goes by without the discovery of new probl... Mon, 16 May 2016 21:20:02 GMT Philadelphia's Proposed Soda Tax Is Government Manipulation By William F. Shughart II, Josh T. Smith; Philadelphia's City Council held a hearing on the a href=" Fri, 13 May 2016 21:20:02 GMT