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 Will Federal Spending and the Tax Code Ever Stop Growing? Thanks to year after year of binge spending, and the self-deception and duplicity that accompany such chronic excesses, the U.S. government owes creditors more than $18 trillion. This is ... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT Proposed 'Doc Fix' for Medicare Physicians Would Raise Deficit This week the U.S. Senate will consider a bill to increase the federal government's compensation for doctors who treat Medicare patients--so-called "doc fix" legislatio... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT Solve Water Shortages with Market Pricing Prolonged drought in parts of the United States have reduced water reservoirs to mere puddles. In California, which is suffering one of its worst dry spells on record, rainfall and snowfa... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT Compassion and the Free Society Is a free society also a sympathetic and charitable society? Yes, if it is to remain free, according to Independent Institute Senior Fellow a href=" Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT New Blog Posts From emThe Beacon/em: div style="padding-left:20px" a href=""Seven o... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT Selected News Alerts div style="padding-left:20px" a href=""Independent Institute book emThe Decline... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT Childhood Poverty and Government Failure Reducing childhood poverty is a noble goal, but policymakers often try to pursue it by passing statutes that make little difference--or actually worsen the problem. Consider legislati... Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT Campus Sexual Assaults and 'The Hunting Ground' Even before emRolling Stone/em ran its discredited (and now retracted) article last November about an alleged rape incident at a University of Virginia fraternity house, sexual assaul... Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT U.S.-Iran Agreement May Offer Relief in Middle East, but Perhaps Not for U.S. Taxpayers President Obama's new agreement with Iran, which lifts U.S. sanctions on the Shi'ite regime in exchange for rigorous inspections of its nuclear facilities, may merit praise, acc... Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:20:02 GMT