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 New Book Offers Plan to Resolve America's Public Pension Crisis http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3599#6172 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3599#6172 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 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3599#6173 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3599#6173 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 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3599#6174 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3599#6174 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 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3599#6175 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3599#6175 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) http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3599#6176 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3599#6176 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 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3599#6177 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3599#6177 div style="padding-left:20px" a href="http://blog.independent.org/2015/06/01/health-spending-unscathed-in-shrinking-economy/"Health Spending Unscathed in Shrinking Economy ... Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:20:02 GMT Selected News Alerts http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3599#6178 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3599#6178 div style="padding-left:20px" a href="http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=7397"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 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3598#6165 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3598#6165 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? http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3598#6166 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3598#6166 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? http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3598#6167 http://www.independent.org/publications/the_lighthouse/detail.asp?id=3598#6167 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