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September 5, 2017

The Week Ahead: House Tackles Spectrum Repack As Net Neutrality Hearing Nixed


The Institute for Policy Innovation, a think tank based in Texas, is bringing the FCC chairman outside the Beltway to Dallas to talk about net neutrality and the commission's current proceeding aimed at overturning the Open Internet Order of 2015.

September 5, 2017

Thursday: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Keynotes IPI Lunch in Irving After Touring Harvey Devastation


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will deliver remarks on Thursday at an IPI lunch in Irving on “preserving a free, open and innovative Internet.”  This appearance follows the chairman’s trip to Harvey-impacted areas in south Texas, inspecting damage caused by the hurricane and monitoring the progress of communications infrastructure restoration.

September 1, 2017

Pai to Visit Texas In Wake of Harvey Damage


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is planning to inspect Hurricane Harvey damage in Texas starting on Sept. 5, wrapped into a visit to the state that he already had planned for early September. He also is scheduled to speak on net neutrality at an event on Sept. 7 in Irving, Texas, hosted by the Institute for Policy Innovation.

August 31, 2017

Trump Learned From His Health Care Fight and Offered A Winning Tax Plan


Trump is right that tax reform is essential to U.S. economic growth, job creation and global competitiveness. Now it’s time for Congress to do its job.

August 30, 2017

Environmentalists Can Be Their Own Worst Enemies


Americans want a clean and healthy environment. But until some of the most outspoken environmentalists abandon the inconsistencies and hypocrisies, the public is likely to continue tuning them out.

August 28, 2017

We Might End Up With Single-Payer Healthcare Whether We Like It Or Not


It’s not clear Democrats really want a short-term fix because they increasingly see the collapse of ObamaCare, and the uncertainty swirling around it, as an opportunity, not a failure.

August 22, 2017

The Deadly Descent of Obamacare


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

As the downward spiral quickens, the White House announces it will continue to pay the subsidies and keep Obamacare from crashing until later. Weighing the likely outcome, Merrill Matthews disagrees: “If you’re going to lose anyway, probably best to lose on the side of good policy — and the Constitution — and reject the [subsidy payments].”

August 17, 2017

Saving Money and Budgeting How-To: Smart Financial Practices


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

One savings vehicle that just didn't get the job done was the government-sponsored myRA account. Existing alternatives to the myRA were superior because they allowed workers to invest in a variety of securities, while the myRA restricted investments to U.S. Treasuries," noted IPI in a commentary. "Treasuries are lousy retirement investments." 

August 11, 2017

Democrats Push Medicare Expansion Because Obamacare Has Failed


Are Democrats now saying their signature legislation has made the problem worse?

August 10, 2017

Content Hostages: Best Cybersecurity Practices


What is piracy’s cost to the content community? Estimates vary widely but in the US they’ve seen numbers ranging from the $6.1 billion a year suggested by the MPAA and LEK Consulting to $20.5 billion annually in costs to the broader US economy, per a MPAA-commissioned study by the Institute for Policy Innovation in 2006.

 

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