This Week’s Lighthouse: Obama’s New Stimulus | The Old West | Afghanistan | Ecuador

Why would another federal “stimulus” package fail to promote long-term economic growth? How violent was the American West? What hidden strengths do the Taliban have in common with the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War? What are we to make of last week’s police protest in Ecuador?

Learn the answers to these questions by reading the October 5th issue of The Lighthouse, the weekly newsletter of the Independent Institute. Sign up for free updates here. Below are links to individual items in the latest Lighthouse.

  1. The Economic Case against Obama’s New ‘Stimulus’ Proposal
  2. The Culture of Violence in the American West
  3. U.S. Gains in Afghanistan Mask Taliban’s Hidden Strengths
  4. Ecuador Police Protest Government Mismanagement and Arrogance
Carl Close is Research Fellow and Senior Editor for The Independent Institute and Assistant Editor of The Independent Review and editor of The Lighthouse, The Independent Institute’s weekly e-mail newsletter.
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