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October 23, 2014

Innovation: The Shape of Things To Come

Several companies have been distracted by litigation, or the threat of litigation, causing them to invest their energy and resources in litigation rather than in the successful commercialization of innovation.

October 22, 2014

All Quiet, Too Quiet, In Allocation Nation

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

IPI's Merrill Matthews analyzed 2013 Census Bureau data and Affordable Care Act figures and concluded that about 52 percent of American households receive benefits from one or more government programs. These figures cut through Democratic spin and make clear that a majority of American households do not pay anywhere near their pro rata share of government spending. This has important implications for both public policy and politics.

October 22, 2014

Here Are 4 Republican "Women of War" Who Trump Democrats' "War on Women"

Meet four female GOP candidates who not only survived but thrived, without Obama’s help, in the quintessential male-dominated profession—the military.

October 20, 2014

Ending the Cycle of Casino Cronyism

IPI experts share concern that the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, which would effectively kill online gambling across the states where it’s legal, would allow the federal government to take a heavy hand in regulating the Internet, opening the door for increased Internet regulation in the future.

October 19, 2014

Democrats Will Blame An Election Day Thumping On Voter ID Laws

If Democrats take a real beating at the polls on November 4, they won’t blame President Obama’s failed economic policies, disregard for the U.S. Constitution, or Obamacare—at least not publicly. They will likely accuse the GOP of suppressing voter turnout by pushing voter ID laws.

October 16, 2014

President Touts Lower Insurance Premiums, with Little Evidence

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

According to Merrill Matthews, health insurance costs will be going up because ObamaCare creates incentives for more people to use more care.

October 16, 2014

Comparing The Failed "Ebola-Care" And Obamacare Rollouts

Obama’s confidence in big government’s ability to handle all health care issues looks, in hindsight, not only arrogant but foolish—and a threat to the public health. 

October 16, 2014

Fracking Ban Vote Is Much Bigger Than Denton

If Denton bans drilling and the state were to decline to override the vote, the courts could require the city to compensate mineral rights owners for their lost royalties. But don’t expect the environmentalists to spend much time talking about those costs. 

October 13, 2014

Obama Admin Should More Cautiously Protect Core Internet Functions from UN Takeover

The Obama administration must recognize threats amid the increasing international pressure to have a United Nations-type organization take control of Internet governance, which would fundamentally change ICANN into an international governmental regulatory agency subjected to political mischief from repressive regimes. 

October 11, 2014

Forum on Fracking Ban Draws Crowd

IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

Giovanetti said the economy is set up to allow companies to innovate and that, should problems develop, steps could be taken to manage them. He encouraged people to allow policy makers to use a risk management approach. The EPA and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality have found that fracking does not present a public health problem, he said.


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