Independent Institute News http://www.independent.org/ The Lighthouse: The Newsletter of The Independent Institute http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss FeedForAll Mac v2.1 (2.1.0.1) unlicensed version; http://www.FeedForAll.com/ Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:07:23 -0800 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:07:10 -0800 Why Government Regulations Target Businesses http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1576#4011 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1576#4011 Most government regulations--the overwhelming majority--are imposed not on individuals in their capacity as private citizens, but on business firms. To be sure, the individual con... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:20:02 GMT States Game Medicaid at Federal Taxpayers' Expense http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1576#4012 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1576#4012 Governments are adept at seeking out subjects to exploit--including other governments. Case in point: A recent study from the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:20:02 GMT The Case for Tax-Free E-Commerce http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1576#4013 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1576#4013 Under federal law, state governments can't collect sales taxes on goods sold over the Internet to out-of-state customers. That moratorium, first enacted in 1998, is set to expire on ... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:20:02 GMT Disconnecting Federal Telecom Subsidies Won't Be Easy http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1576#4014 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1576#4014 Lifeline, a government program that subsidizes phone service for low-income Americans, has long been at the center of controversy. Its defenders say it provides the poor with essential se... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:20:02 GMT New Blog Posts http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1576#4015 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1576#4015 From emThe Beacon/em: div style="padding-left:20px" a href="http://blog.independent.org/2014/11/24/ill-take-market-forces-over-government-force-any-day"I'll Take M... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:20:02 GMT Selected News Alerts http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1576#4016 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1576#4016 div style="padding-left:20px" a href="http://www.independent.org/pdf/book_reviews/2014_11_24_catholic_insight_gctr.pdf"Stephen Halbrook's emGun Control in the Third Reich/em... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:20:02 GMT http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1576#4017 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1576#4017 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:20:02 GMT Healthcare Solutions for Post-Obamacare America http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1575#4004 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1575#4004 If more than a year's worth of opinion polls showing Obamacare's unpopularity weren't persuasive, then last week's election results surely prove it: By and large, the ... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:20:02 GMT To Woo Voters, Clinton May Need to Drop 'War on Women' Rhetoric http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1575#4005 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1575#4005 Republican victories in several U.S. Senate races in the midterm elections reveal important new truths about political affiliation and gender. Among them, according to Independent Institu... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:20:02 GMT Is Obama Risking a Future War with China? http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1575#4006 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1575#4006 In his recent visit to China, Barack Obama delivered more than a little dose of diplomatic deception. The president publicly told his hosts that he welcomed their nation's appearance... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:20:02 GMT