Independent Institute News The Lighthouse: The Newsletter of 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 New Book Offers Plan to Resolve America's Public Pension Crisis State and local governments across the United States are facing their worst financial crisis in years--a public-pension "tsunami" of epic proportions. Some, such as Detroit ... Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:20:02 GMT Goodman: Senator's Alternative to Obamacare Should Gain Traction If the Supreme Court decides emKing v. Burwell/em in favor of the plaintiff and against the Obama administration, federally operated Obamacare healthcare exchanges would hemorrhage a... Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:20:02 GMT To Improve Railway Safety, Privatize Amtrak Last month's train derailment in Philadelphia killed eight people and injured 200 others. Amtrak could be liable for up to $200 million--but not a penny more. That may sound like... Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:20:02 GMT Powell Advises Grads: Rethink College Spending Three-and-a-half million college seniors earned their diplomas this year--and seven out of ten have amassed student loans averaging an astonishing $27,000! With unemployment rates run... Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:20:02 GMT Free to Choose Cities: New Opportunities for Enterprise and Governance in Honduras and Beyond (San Francisco, June 8) Has Honduras just enacted the boldest legislation of any nation in recent history, effectively opening a new frontier for individual liberty, entrepreneurship, innovation, economic well-b... Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:20:02 GMT New Blog Posts div style="padding-left:20px" a href=""Health Spending Unscathed in Shrinking Economy ... Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:20:02 GMT Selected News Alerts div style="padding-left:20px" a href=""Ivan Eland on freedom from the USA Patriot Act a href="http://www.indep... Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:20:02 GMT The Patriot Act's Mass Surveillance Must Go Since its enactment 45 days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the USA Patriot Act has been a thorn in the side of civil libertarians. Section 215 of the law, which the National Security A... Wed, 27 May 2015 21:20:02 GMT Can We Privatize the Welfare State? The American welfare state has driven the United States deep into debt. The long-term deficits in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and scores of other welfare programs amount to an u... Wed, 27 May 2015 21:20:02 GMT Will SCOTUS's Ruling on Marriage Perpetuate Political Discord? Eleven states allow same-sex marriage, but 34 states prohibit it. Some states recognize same-sex marriage licenses issued in other states; some don't. This summer the U.S. Supreme Co... Wed, 27 May 2015 21:20:02 GMT