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October 12, 2017

With Sketchy Tax-Reform Details, Year-End Planning Could Be Challenging


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

If this proposal becomes law and more people go the standard-deduction route, it could simplify tax-return preparation for millions. A postcard-size tax return might have as few as 13 or 14 lines, according to the Institute for Policy Innovation, which supplied an illustration.

October 11, 2017

Trump's Healthcare Executive Order Could Destabilize Already Fragile Market


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

To be sure, the scope of Trump's executive order remains to be seen, and there are some who hold that concerns over insurance market bifurcation are overblown. "It's an overstated risk," said Merrill Matthews, resident scholar and health policy expert at the Institute for Policy Innovation. Most Americans get insurance through their employers, Medicare and Medicaid, and Obamacare enrollees who get generous subsidies may decide to stay there. "You're really only talking about the individual market," he said.

October 11, 2017

HPU Sumners Scholars Attend Lecture by FCC Chairman

Students from Howard Payne University's Guy D. Newman Honors Academy recently attended a public policy lecture through the Institute for Policy Innovation. Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, spoke on the topic "Preserving a Free, Open and Innovative Internet."

September 28, 2017

Survey: Electric Vehicles Fail to Spark Consumer Sales


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The Chevy Bolt, touted by electric car advocates as the plug-in electric vehicle for the masses, has yet to make significant inroads into overall car and truck sales.

September 19, 2017

Prediction: Congress the Exception in 'Medicare-for-all'


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

A so-called Medicare-For-All plan continues to add left-wing supporters on Capitol Hill but a right-wing critic suspects they wouldn't be part of it.

September 14, 2017

Texas' Drop in Uninsured May Not Last


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

"They did achieve a decline in the uninsured, but they did it in the worst possible way," said Merrill Matthews. Matthews said he also thinks merely reporting uninsured rates does not tell the whole story as many who gained insurance have been unable to use it because of high deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs they cannot afford.

September 12, 2017

Swazi Farmers Brace for Life Without Their Sugar Daddy


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

With the EU set to lift caps on sugar production, African producers could be squeezed out of a market that has propped up places like Swaziland for years.

September 11, 2017

African Farmers Brace for Life Without Sweet Support From EU


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

More than 100 countries, from Cuba to India to Russia, produce sugar from sugarcane and sugar beet. Many of them are able to undercut the prices demanded by Swazi farmers, who receive no subsidies from their government, in markets such as West Africa and the Middle East.

September 8, 2017

Excess Regulation the Enemy of Broadband and 5G, Pai Says

The FCC needs to cut unnecessary regulation, starting with parts of the 2015 net neutrality rules, to spur the growth of broadband, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Thursday at the Institute for Policy Innovation in Irving, Texas. 

September 8, 2017

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Tells Irving Crowd Rules Will Be Cut to Help Spread of High-Speed Internet

Pai spoke at an event hosted by the Institute for Policy Innovation, an Irving think tank that advocates less government regulation and public policy driven by the free market. It drew an audience of tech executives, students and even AT&T's chief executive Randall Stephenson. 

 

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