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 Paul Ryan's Universal Health Tax Credit By John C. Goodman; For well over a decade, House Speaker Paul Ryan has been a steadfast supporter of replacing current tax and spending subsidies for healthcare and health insurance with a universal tax cre... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT Gun Restrictions Endanger LGBT Community and Other Minorities By William J. Watkins Jr.; Gun-control laws deprive minorities and disfavored groups of the basic right of self-defense. The mass shooting at Orlando's gay nightclub Pulse is the most recent example of how fi... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT Hillary's Foreign Policy is Scarier than Trump's By Ivan Eland; The senseless murder of forty-nine revelers at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub has amplified our need for a long overdue national conversation this election season about the overall direct... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT The "Experts" Are Wrong in Advocating Escalation in Syria By Ivan Eland; More than 50 U.S. mid-level diplomats have sent a memo through the State Department's "dissent channel" to a likely sympathetic Secretary of State John Kerry, advocating an... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT Why Every Vote Does Not Count By Gary M. Galles; A popular slogan of each election season holds that "every vote counts." Googling that phrase turns up a host of hits, ranging from an "Every Vote Counts" book, to... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT New GOP Bill Promises Real Health Care Reform By John C. Goodman; After six years of living with Obamacare, Republicans have finally produced an alternative. Other GOP proposals in recent years have been narrowly focused on the 20 million or so peo... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT Identity Politics: Krugman Gets One Right By John C. Goodman; I grew up in Waco, Texas. When I was a child, the city was completely segregated - the schools, the churches, the lunch counters, etc. Public buildings not only had separate restroom... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT Given Orlando, Has the U.S. Government Been Adequately Protecting the Public? By Ivan Eland; The mass shooting in Orlando, Florida at a gay nightclub, by a man pledging a seemingly last-minute allegiance to the ISIS terror group, leads to questions about whether the U.S. governme... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT Keeping Minerals in the Ground Keeps Them Out of the Economy By William F. Shughart II, Megan E. Hansen; Department of Interior wants to ban mining on a href=""10 million acres of federal lands in order t... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT Was That Really a Coup in Brazil? By Alvaro Vargas Llosa; Dilma Rousseff, recently a href=""suspended as president of Brazil in an impeachmen... Thu, 09 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT