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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.

April 2, 2018

Chinese Trade War Shows Tariffs Don't Make America Great Again


As China increases tariffs on 128 U.S. products and the first sparks of a trade war begin to fly, President Trump demonstrates a failure to learn lessons from history in his pursuit to make tariffs great again.

March 21, 2018

Five Undeniable Truths About Tariffs


President Trump hopes to make tariffs great again. But economists learned several lessons from the past big tariff push in the 1930s. Here are some of those lessons.

March 15, 2018

Trump Announces New Economic Advisor


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

“With the departure of Gary Cohn, many were concerned that an important voice for free markets would be missing from the administration,” stated Merrill Matthews, a scholar at the conservative  Institute for Policy Innovation. “Appointing Larry Kudlow should relieve those fears.”

March 14, 2018

Trump names Larry Kudlow as Top Economic Adviser


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Conservative free trade groups praised the move.  “With the departure of Gary Cohn, many were concerned that an important voice for free markets would be missing from the administration,” said Merrill Matthews, a scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation. “Appointing Larry Kudlow should relieve those fears.”

March 14, 2018

Larry Kudlow Praised as Trump's Potential Top Economic Advisor


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The Institute for Policy Innovation is praising the expected naming of CNBC commentator and analyst Larry Kudlow to replace Gary Cohn as President Donald Trump's chief economic advisor (head of the National Economic Council).

March 14, 2018

Kudlow Excellent Choice as Trump's Chief Economic Advisor


President Trump has made a wise selection by appointing CNBC contributor, TV and radio host Larry Kudlow, whose creed is “free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity,” to be his chief economic advisor as head of the National Economic Council.

March 13, 2018

The Trump Conundrum


Trump can have a strong, growing economy, or he can reduce the trade deficit, but historically it is very unlikely he can do both.

March 8, 2018

Republicans Leerier of Trump's Tariffs than Democrats


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

"Even if one agrees that U.S.-made steel must be protected, the problem is that imposing large tariffs gives a green light to every other company or industry hoping to use government power to protect it from competition," IPI resident scholar Merrill Matthews said. "They will now descend on Washington, checkbook in hand. That's the swamp, or what's known as 'crony capitalism.'"

March 7, 2018

Whose Crumbs?


Nancy Pelosi isn’t the only one who is out-of-touch and doesn’t understand economics.

March 7, 2018

IPI Joins Coalition Letter to President Trump Urging Reconsideration of Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

On behalf of the undersigned groups representing millions of taxpayers and consumers across the country, we urge you to reconsider the tariffs on aluminum and steel announced on March 1, 2018. 

 

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