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 Time to Abolish Corporate-Welfare Bank http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1556#3871 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1556#3871 Last December, the Export-Import Bank boasted that its $694 million loan guarantee to an Australian mining company looking to purchase heavy equipment from U.S. manufacturers would "... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT World War I's Greatest Lesson http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1556#3872 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1556#3872 June 28 marked the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the spark that ignited World War I. The Great War, as it was called before World War II, was the mos... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT World Cup Reveals Brazil's Political Flaws http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1556#3873 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1556#3873 As the 2014 FIFA World Cup has captivated soccer fans across the planet, so it has drawn the world's eyes to the economic problems of its host country, including out-of-control publi... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT More Unintended Consequences of Obamacare http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1556#3874 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1556#3874 Under Obamacare, insurers are prohibited from asking enrollees in the health insurance exchanges questions about their health status. This concession to "fairness" makes it ha... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT The Challenge of Liberty High School Seminar (July 14-18, Oakland) http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1556#3875 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1556#3875 Each year our a href="http://www.independent.org/students/seminars/"strongChallenge of Liberty Summer Seminars/strong attract students eager to learn the foundations of a free a... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT New Blog Posts http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1556#3876 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1556#3876 From emThe Beacon/em: div style="padding-left:20px" a href="http://blog.independent.org/2014/07/05/rags-to-riches-to-rags-again"Rags to Riches (to Rags Again) A... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT Selected News Alerts http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1556#3877 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1556#3877 div style="padding-left:20px" a href="http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/02/study-finds-private-prisons-offer-massive-cost-savings/"Private-prison cost savings featured in emThe Daily ... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT Civil Rights Act Turns 50 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1555#3864 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1555#3864 When President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, its proponents insisted the legislation would prohibit discrimination. Senator Hubert Humphrey, the bill's ... Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT Do Private Prisons Make Financial Sense for States? http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1555#3865 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1555#3865 Most states use contract prisons for some of their corrections needs, often in the hope of saving money, but is contracting out really all that worthwhile for states? The current debate a... Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT Let Market Prices Fix Water Shortages http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1555#3866 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=1555#3866 Much of the western United States is suffering from drought, but scarce rainfall isn't the sole cause of water shortages. A lot of the blame falls on city agencies, regional authorit... Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT