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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.

June 11, 2016

Obama and Clinton Attack the Middle Class


If Obama and Clinton actually worried about the middle class, they would drop their plans and get the government out of the business of choosing energy winners and losers. Because the ultimate losers will be the middle class.

June 6, 2016

The Swiss Said No To A Guaranteed Income - Conservatives Should Too


The Swiss rejected a guaranteed basic income, and the U.S.—and especially conservatives—should do so too.

June 6, 2016

President Obama Asked Us To Fact-Check His Recent Economic Speech, So We Did


He tells a good story about his economic policies—perhaps because no one else will.

May 23, 2016

2016 Election: 5 Who Win Under Trump; 5 Who Win Under Clinton


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Both parties’ front-runners in the race for the presidency say they’ll grow the economy, but their plans differ. So from your wallet’s point of view, who’s better for you?

May 20, 2016

Obama's Plan To Benefit Overtime Employees By Spending More Of Other People's Money


Once again, President Obama has shown how generous he can be with other people’s money. Usually he’s dishing out taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars, but this time it’s coming from employers—an estimated $12 billion over 10 years.

May 17, 2016

Free Markets = Free Trade = Free Markets


Free markets and free trade are two sides of the same economic coin; those who claim to support free markets should also support free trade.  

May 11, 2016

Only Government Could Oppose Ride-Sharing


Who could oppose a new service that is universally loved by its participants? Government, of course—especially government at its worst. 

May 10, 2016

Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Are Declining--Yet Again


Energy-related carbon emissions have fallen once again, thanks to the free market.

May 6, 2016

Obama Off The Rails On Economy


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

While Obama can talk the bark off a banyan tree, he cannot make Americans hallucinate prosperity. Obama is the only U.S. chief executivein history not to preside over even one year with 3 percent GDP growth, as the Institute for Policy Innovation’s Tom Giovanetti observes.

May 4, 2016

The Social and Political Cost of Slow Economic Growth


The American people are blaming other countries and other people for a slow-growth wound that is self-inflicted.

 

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