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 Of Hedgehogs, Foxes, and Superforecasters http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8890 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8890 By Vern P. McKinley; To begin the first chapter of emSuperforecasting/em, Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner make the point that "we all are forecasters. When we think about changing jobs, getting marrie... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:20:02 GMT An Alternative to the Dodd-Frank Resolution Approach http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8889 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8889 By Vern P. McKinley; Six years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, the argument over what would have been the most appropriate legislative response to the massive bailouts in 2008 and 2009 continues. em... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:20:02 GMT Man vs. Nature? http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8887 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8887 By George Leef; Recently, I came across one of those fascinating side-by-side photographic comparisons, one showing a scene as it appeared in the 19th century and the other, taken from the exact same spo... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:20:02 GMT Why Santa Barbara Verdict Could Make All Californians the Winners http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8886 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8886 By K. Lloyd Billingsley; The Goleta Water District has taken a rancher to Santa Barbara Superior Court over his water sales to nearby Montecito. If the rancher prevails, all Californians could emerge the winners.... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:20:02 GMT Expanding Aid to Flood Victims Is Unfair http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8885 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8885 By Robert W. Klein; Devastating flooding, like that which struck Louisiana recently, is becoming all too familiar. Thirteen lives were lost, and more than 100,000 homes were affected. The total economic cost... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:20:02 GMT Grant Writer http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8884 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8884 Dakota Access Followed the Permitting Rules http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8883 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8883 By William F. Shughart II; Your editorial "a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/chief-obama-and-the-dakota-pipeline-1473808024"Chief Obama and the Dakota Pipeline" (Sept. 14) details the continuing... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:20:02 GMT Why President Obama Has Difficulty Garnering Respect Internationally http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8882 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8882 By Ivan Eland; As President Obama gave his valedictory speech to the United Nations General Assembly and recently returned from a farewell tour of East Asia, it sure seemed like other countries were dis... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:20:02 GMT Registration, Confiscation, Arrest http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8881 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8881 By Stephen P. Halbrook; "Universal background checks.... Effectiveness depends on ... gun registration...." So says the National Institute of Justice, part of the Obama Justice Department, in a 2013 st... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:20:02 GMT It's Time to Liberate Health Savings Accounts http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8880 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8880 By John C. Goodman; How can we control health care costs and at the same time improve quality and create greater access to care? Answer: Give patients control over more of the health care dollars. Ri... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:20:02 GMT