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Merrill Matthews

Resident Scholar

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, a research-based, public policy “think tank.”  He is a health policy expert and contributor at Forbes.com. He also serves on the Texas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Dr. Matthews is a past president of the Health Economics Roundtable for the National Association for Business Economics, the largest trade association of business economists. Dr. Matthews also served for 10 years as the medical ethicist for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Institutional Review Board for Human Experimentation, and has contributed chapters to several books, including Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate and The 21st Century Health Care Leader and, in 2009, Stop Paying the Crooks (on Medicare fraud).  

He has been published in numerous journals and newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Barron’s, USA Today, Forbes magazine and the Washington Times.  He was an award-winning political analyst for the USA Radio Network. 

Dr. Matthews received his Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas

July 17, 2018

Why Are Liberals Never the Swing Votes on the Supreme Court?


With the retirement of Justice Kennedy the question has become which of the Republican justices will become the next swing vote, because liberal justices never drift from their ideological moorings.

July 11, 2018

The Trade Conflict and Tariffs Will Hit Both Sides Hard


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the concerns of those in the heartland who are being hit the hardest by the tariffs.

July 10, 2018

Are Most NATO Members Defense-Deadbeats?


President Trump says several NATO countries aren't meeting their financial obligations; he has a point.

July 3, 2018

Blame Government, Not Technology, for High Unemployment


Technology does eliminate some jobs, but on balance creates more than it destroys. Just look at the most technologically advanced countries, where unemployment is at near-historic lows.

June 28, 2018

Universal Basic Income is a Wildly Unaffordable $3 Trillion a Year - If Implemented in All States


Under universal basic income, everyone from the poorest to the richest — that’s why it’s called “universal” — would receive a taxpayer-provided monthly income, perhaps $1,000 per month, or $12,000 per year.

June 26, 2018

Here Comes Trump's Steel Tariffs-Induced Crony Capitalism


We predicted that if Trump's trade war took off it would lead to crony capitalism. Now companies are understandably lining up for tariff exemptions, and you know money and favors are changing hands.

June 20, 2018

Where Steel Tariffs Will Hit Hard: Your Gas Tank


Imposing steel tariffs will force consumers to pay more for electricity and to fill their tanks.

June 18, 2018

Democrats Are Supporting Yet Another Failed Socialist Policy


Democrats are gearing up to support a universal basic income plan because good intentions are more important than proposing policies that actually work.

June 18, 2018

Trump's Right, China and the G-7 Countries Do Have Higher Tariffs


President Trump has just slapped a 25 percent tariff on about $50 billion worth of Chinese products. His complaint is that China imposes significantly higher tariffs on the U.S. than the U.S. imposes on China. According to the World Trade Organization, the president is correct. 

June 12, 2018

Just Say No to Russia Joining the G-7


President Trump has suggested allowing Russia to rejoin the G-7, a bad idea since Russia is not a major, like-minded developed economy.

 

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