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 We Really Don't Know if the Defense Department Is Providing Security By Ivan Eland; The U.S. Army has been falsifying its accounting records to the tune of $6.5 trillion for the year, according to a recent report by Department of Defense auditors. And the Department of D... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:20:02 GMT Hillary's Vow Shows She Has No Understanding of the First Amendment By Donald A. Downs; Hillary Clinton continues to vow that she'll undo the Supreme Court's decision in the 2010 Citizens United case, promising to introduce a constitutional amendment restricting co... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:20:02 GMT Australia's Solution to California's Water Woes: Markets By K. Lloyd Billingsley; Conflicts over water are not new to the American West, especially to California. An upcoming trial in Santa Barbara showcases many of the issues involved in our parched state's ques... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:20:02 GMT Treasury's Regulatory Overstep Attempts to Fix the Wrong Problem By William F. Shughart II; When Washington intervenes in the economy to "fix" a perceived problem, more often than not it ends up causing more confusion and doing more harm than good. Take the Tre... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:20:02 GMT Leave Politics Outside Of National Parks By Ryan M. Yonk; Over the last year, celebrations of the National Park Services' 100th Anniversary have been ongoing, and the Park Service as well as individual parks have rightly celebrated the nat... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:20:02 GMT The Sessions-Cassidy Health Plan By John C. Goodman; The remarkable, bicameral Sessions-Cassidy Health Plan (H.R. 5284/S. 2985) was introduced in Congress in late May 2016, by Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), who, as Chairman of the Rul... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:20:02 GMT Is the Antarctic Ozone Hole Really Mending? By S. Fred Singer; The AOH is an ephemeral (every Oct-Nov) thinning of stratospheric ozone at an altitude of 20-25 km, roughly covering the Antarctic continent; unanticipated, it was discovered serendipitou... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:20:02 GMT Some Republicans Are Just Fine with a Public Option By John C. Goodman; The idea of a government run health insurance plan, competing with private insurers, has reentered the public discourse. a href=" Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:20:02 GMT Assisted Suicide Is a Personal Choice By Abigail R. Hall Blanco; We're all going to die, and while we hope for a good long life and a peaceful exit, such will not be the case for many of us. So should you have the right to end your own lif... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:20:02 GMT Don't Blame "Underfunding" for Soaring College Prices By Vicki E. Alger; Death, taxes, and rising college prices--these are among life's few certainties. Tuition and fee increases over the past five years at Oklahoma's public higher educa... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:20:02 GMT