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A growing economy creates jobs, raises living standards, maintains global competitiveness, and thus engenders positive attitudes and optimism about the future.

While many policymakers seem intent on focusing on either economic stimulus or austerity, IPI believes that the economy can grow consistently and at higher rates than we’ve experienced in the last decade, and we reject the idea that economic growth contains within itself the seeds of its own demise through inflation, the business cycle, and erroneous Phillips Curve assumptions. Therefore, economic growth should be elected officials’ primary policy goal at the federal, state and local levels, and it’s the organizing principle of our policy work at IPI.

Whatever limitations may exist on economic growth, they should not be self-imposed through counterproductive tax policy, overbearing regulations, ill-conceived monetary policy, trade protectionism, or hostility toward skilled and ambitious immigration.

September 2, 2016

Why Hasn't Your Income Been Going Up Faster? Blame Facebook


Politicians are looking for scapegoats they can claim are robbing us of more wages. But if excessive social networking is reducing productivity, and therefore limiting incomes, that’s one problem government can’t solve.

August 30, 2016

Shocker: Liberals Discover That Taxes Affect Human Behavior


Liberal nannies raised taxes on sugary drinks to reduce consumption, so why don't they realize that raising taxes on earnings, savings and investment will have a similar impact.

August 5, 2016

The Economy Is The Unspoken Pressing Issue This Election Cycle


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

For now, both candidates appear happy to peddle a re-packaged version of President Obama’s job-killing agenda. 

August 2, 2016

Clinton's Economic Plan Is Bad For Michigan


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Tom Giovanetti at the Institute for Policy Innovation says Obama is the first president in U.S. history not to have at least one year in office with a national GDP growth rate of at least 3 percent.

July 22, 2016

The Democratic Convention Will Be a Buffet of Vote-Buying and Phony Promises


This year’s convention is set to be a four-day effort to buy votes with taxpayer and employer money.

July 19, 2016

Trade Protectionism Is Crony Capitalism


If you oppose crony capitalism, and you should, then you should also oppose trade protectionism.

July 9, 2016

San Francisco's Tech Tax Is Not A Solution to Homelessness


If higher taxes were the cure for homelessness, California — and San Francisco, in particular — would have solved its homeless problem years ago. 

July 1, 2016

Scholar Debunks Trump's Trade Speech


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s trade policy speech this week was misleading on the actual state of U.S. trade, a scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation said in a Rare op-ed published on Friday.

June 28, 2016

The Tangled Politics of Trump's Speech Blasting "Globalization"


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

"Dear GOP delegates: You cannot nominate someone who endorses these positions," Tom Giovanetti, the president of a free market think tank, tweeted, adding, "Trump would turn the Republican Party into the party of economic know-nothings."

June 17, 2016

Here's the President Donald Trump Most Resembles


The former Republican president who Trump most resembles isn’t Reagan, but Herbert Hoover, who served from March 1929 to March 1933, when his reelection bid was defeated by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

 

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