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 Ten Reasons Why Every State Should Welcome the Graham/Cassidy/Heller/Johnson Health Reform Bill By John C. Goodman; Three states--California, New York and Massachusetts--are receiving 37 percent of all Obamacare funds, according to a group of Republican senators. As an example of this inequity,... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:20:02 GMT Save Us From the Health Care Reformers: They're the Problem, Not the Solution By John C. Goodman; From the middle of the 19th century until the 1970s, about every serious health reform in the United States was due to the efforts of organized medicine. The American Medical Association,... Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:20:02 GMT Trump Should Go to War with Venezuela's Coffers, Not Its Military By Alvaro Vargas Llosa; President Trump says he has not ruled out a href="" target="_blank"military intervention in Venezuela. I imagine he is bl... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:20:02 GMT Here's the Best Way to Limit the Risk of 'Widespread' Hurricane Damage By Benjamin Powell, Phillip W. Magness; In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, various a href=""armchair quarterbacks were quick to blame Houston's la... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:20:02 GMT Anti Price Gouging Laws Don't Benefit Consumers By Abigail R. Hall, Michael Coon; Florida governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. Attorney General Pam Bondi has activated Florida's price gouging hotline. Florida co... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:20:02 GMT What the Antifederalists Can Teach Us on the Debt Ceiling Debate By William J. Watkins Jr.; Washington is in a tizzy. By the end of the month, funding for the national government expires, and the Treasury's gimmicky "extraordinary measures" to pay the government#... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:20:02 GMT Republican Immigration Proposal Is All Pain and No Gain By Benjamin Powell; President Donald Trump recently endorsed legislation that would cut the number of legal immigrants admitted to the United States in half. He claims it would put the needs of American work... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:20:02 GMT How Freedom, Innovation, and Incentives Do a Better Job at Building Society than Can Government By Timothy C. Draper; Most governments compete for the innovators of the world. In the United States, however, every great innovation leads to more government departments and more regulation, lessening the inc... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:20:02 GMT Afghanistan: The Only Good Strategy Is an Expiring One By Ivan Eland; In a recent tense meeting, President Trump correctly told his generals that they were "losing" the war in Afghanistan, rejected their proposed strategy, and sent them back to th... Wed, 06 Sep 2017 21:20:02 GMT Status Quo Should Not Win When It Comes to Tax Reform By William F. Shughart II; Despite the political drama coming out of Washington daily, all signs point toward comprehensive tax reform gaining real momentum. President Donald Trump, who is scheduled to talk... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 21:20:02 GMT