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 Can't Afford 'Free' College By Vicki E. Alger; There's no such thing as a free lunch, or free college. But that didn't stop President Obama from pushing it (again) in his final State of the Union Address, or presidential can... Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:20:02 GMT Relief of Poverty: Four Centuries of Futility By John C. Goodman; More than 400 years ago, the British adopted the Poor Law system, under which local communities were made responsible for the relief of poverty. For the next four centuries the Poor Laws ... Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:20:02 GMT Spain's Political Gridlock Is No Recipe for Economic Growth By Alvaro Vargas Llosa; Spain's December election outcome has put the country in political limbo. With no conclusive winner and no possibility of a coalition government, Madrid's current rulers have ... Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:20:02 GMT Presidential Candidates: No Prior Foreign Policy Experience Preferred By Ivan Eland; The recent Democratic and Republican presidential debates have proven that anti-establishment candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, both of whom have little foreign policy experienc... Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:20:02 GMT The US Is Rationing Life-Saving Drugs By John C. Goodman; Here's a warning for a href="" target="_self"Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and a href=" Sun, 07 Feb 2016 21:20:02 GMT Almost Everything You've Been Told About Inequality Is Wrong By John C. Goodman; Inequality was the single most popular topic when economists gathered at their annual convention in San Francisco last month. But here is what everyone should know. Most of the studies yo... Sat, 06 Feb 2016 21:20:02 GMT Are Congress and the Fed Repeating the Mistakes of the Depression? By Scott Sumner; See if this sounds familiar. The economy is in a deep slump. The Fed cuts interest rates close to zero and then tries quantitative easing (QE). A banking crisis begins in the United State... Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:20:02 GMT GOP Congress' Budget Hits Reality Hard By John R. Graham; The Congressional Budget Office's recent budget update revealed a dramatic deterioration in the federal government's finances. The cumulative deficit over the next ten years, th... Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:20:02 GMT Power Beyond the People: Why California Lags In Leadership By K. Lloyd Billingsley; Under serial governor Jerry Brown, California has enjoyed a mild economic resurgence and this year a href=""could ove... Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:20:02 GMT Why We Shouldn't Outlaw 'Unpaid' Internships By Abigail R. Hall, Jennifer Schneible; For a new college graduate, finding a job is stressful. That first job is more than a paycheck. The job represents the accumulation of hours of hard work and a start on a stable future. I... Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:20:02 GMT