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 Do Unions Represent the American Worker? By K. Lloyd Billingsley; Democrats are divided over President Obama's new Trans-Pacific trade deal, but AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka doesn't like it at all. "This agreement is not worthy of the A... Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:20:02 GMT Ethically, Yes, It's Time to Shut Down the Shouter-Downers By Donald A. Downs; With increasing frequency, especially on college campuses, speakers presenting unpopular views--or views unpopular with a vocal minority of the audience--are being disrupted or #... Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:20:02 GMT Pension Payments Are Starving Basic City Services By Lawrence J. McQuillan; The a href="" target="_blank" title=""Governmental Accounting Standards Board is implementing new rules that require governments, for the first time, to report u... Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:20:02 GMT Freedom from the PATRIOT Act By Ivan Eland; Many Americans have been heard to mimic the media's disdain for partisan gridlock in Washington, but because Congress and the president often do the wrong thing, it's often be... Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:20:02 GMT Hard Truths About Iraq By Ivan Eland; In Washington, a town in which most people, both government and non-government employees, are involved, one way or another, in public relations spin, the thing that will get you in the mo... Thu, 28 May 2015 21:20:02 GMT Private Rail, Unlike Amtrak's Monopoly, Must Emphasize Safety to Win Customers By Gabriel Roth; When you look at America's transportation network broadly, there can be little doubt that getting government out of the passenger train business would likely improve safety. ... Wed, 27 May 2015 21:20:02 GMT How U.S. Police Came to Look Like Soldiers By Christopher J. Coyne, Abigail R. Hall; We've all seen videos of Third World "police" in combat gear putting down demonstrations by physically assaulting protesters, turning heavy equipment and tear gas on them, ... Tue, 26 May 2015 21:20:02 GMT Bacon and Eggs Won't Kill You By Aaron Tao; blockquote emIs there a greater tragedy imaginable than that, in our endeavour consciously to shape our future in accordance with high ideals, we should in fact unwittingly produce ... Tue, 26 May 2015 21:20:02 GMT A Better Patriot Act By Abigail R. Hall; Critical parts of the USA Patriot Act are about to expire. The reauthorization bill moving through Congress, the USA Freedom Act, has sparked controversy on both sides of the political ai... Tue, 26 May 2015 21:20:02 GMT Cassidy Health Plan: The Third Way By John C. Goodman; The Supreme Court will soon rule on whether federal tax subsidies for health insurance are legal in 37 states where state governments are not running their own exchanges. In the emKing ... Mon, 25 May 2015 21:20:02 GMT