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 Water Market Offers Better Approach to Conservation By Lawrence J. McQuillan, Aaron L. White; Gov. Jerry Brown's April 1 order for a 25 percent reduction in urban water use follows unprecedented restrictions from the State Water Resources Control Board in March. Such top-dow... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT Single Payer Health Insurance: Why Bernie Sanders Just Doesn't Get It By John C. Goodman; Vermont Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared on a href=""Fox News yesterday and Chris Wallace asked him why his own state had abandoned... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT Global Warming Pause: Is the End Near? By S. Fred Singer; strongIntroduction/strong Global Warming (GW) alarmists are in a pickle: no GW, in spite of rising CO2 levels. True believers are using quasi-religious slogans, like "... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT Congress' Charade with the Iran Nuclear Agreement By Ivan Eland; Apparently, Dick Cheney is not the only one who thinks the president has ceded too much of his power since the 1970s and has become too week vis-#224;-vis the other two branches of Ameri... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT Libertarians Outnumber Both Liberals and Conservatives By John C. Goodman; Rand Paul's entry into the presidential race raises an interesting question: Just how many people consider themselves "libertarian" and what is the potential voting stre... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT Preventing a Coming Ice Age By S. Fred Singer; Geo-engineering has become a buzzword again, thanks to a recent two-volume report of the US National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council [NAS-NRC 2015; a href=" Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT Don't Forgive Us Our Debts: The Case Against Student Loan Forgiveness By Abigail R. Hall; Graduation season is just around the corner. But the happy occasion will be tinged with apprehension for many new graduates who will face their first serious debt--student loans. Abou... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT Vice President of Development Why Are the Obamacare Exchanges Such a Mess? By John C. Goodman; Have you ever wondered how the Obamacare law was written? Close your eyes and imagine a smoke filled room full of overweight, white males, all puffing on .... Oops .... That was Tammany ... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT Obama Expected to Bind U.S. to CO2 Reduction at Paris Climate Meeting This Year By S. Fred Singer; In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama again confirmed that "saving the climate" remains one of his top priorities. Yet an official December 2014 confab in Li... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT