Independent Institute Articles Recent Articles and op-eds from 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 Cinematic Injustice: Oscar-Nominated 'Darkest Hour' Leaves Out a Key Element By K. Lloyd Billingsley; To play Winston Churchill is no easy task, as Richard Burton (emThe Gathering Storm/em) and Robert Hardy (emChurchill: 100 Days that Saved Britain/em) discovered firsthand. Gary O... Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:20:02 GMT Tax Cut Doomsayers Need a History (and Economics) Lesson By Mary L. G. Theroux; The recent federal tax cut is creating a lot of fear and angst that a quick historical survey would go far to allay. Consider, for example, this recent opinion piece by two offici... Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:20:02 GMT Property Rights Are Key to Answering Pope's Call to Save the Amazon By Robert M. Whaples, Adam B. Summers; Environmental degradation and corruption continue to be major themes of Pope Francis's papacy, as the pontiff demonstrated in January during his trip to a corner of the Amazon rainfo... Tue, 06 Feb 2018 21:20:02 GMT If You Want to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground, You Support a Form of Economic Self-Destruction By William F. Shughart II, Josh T. Smith; The production of oil and natural gas, because they are carbon fuels, should be halted. At least that's the argument heard loudly these days from those whose rallying cry is "ke... Tue, 06 Feb 2018 21:20:02 GMT Politicians Could Learn a Thing or Two from the Super Bowl By K. Lloyd Billingsley; Like Monday morning quarterbacks, politicians from the White House on down criticize the National Football League and its players without ever really knowing how to execute from the playb... Mon, 05 Feb 2018 21:20:02 GMT No More Patch and Pray--Privatize Oroville Dam By Lawrence J. McQuillan, Hayeon Carol Park; Just about one year ago, the collapse of two spillways at Oroville Dam forced the frantic evacuation of 188,000 people, caused millions of dollars in property damage and triggered a href... Thu, 01 Feb 2018 21:20:02 GMT Pope Francis and the Caring Society What Republicans Don't Understand About Health Insurance, Taxes and Children By John C. Goodman; One of the little-reported provisions in this week's budget agreement was not short term at all. It was a 6-year extension of the a href=" Mon, 29 Jan 2018 21:20:02 GMT Responding to Pope Francis's Call to Alleviate Poverty By Robert M. Whaples; Pope Francis made waves 2-1/2 years ago when he published his bold and earnest encyclical Laudato si', which tackles the crucial issue of how we can uplift the lives of the po... Fri, 26 Jan 2018 21:20:02 GMT There Is No 'Chain Migration' Problem By Abigail R. Hall, Michael Coon; Controversy continues to swirl around immigration, with some politicians a href=" Fri, 26 Jan 2018 21:20:02 GMT