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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.

February 1, 2019

SOTU: While Democrats Push for Bigger Government, Trump Can Highlight Some Big Achievements


President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address before a divided Congress on Tuesday night, where his priorities to unfetter the private sector, rev up economic engines and enhance national security will starkly contrast Democrats’ increasingly socialist-leaning platform.

January 24, 2019

Can A Progressive Democrat Win the Presidency in 2020?


To win the 2020 election, Democrats will have to overcome two major obstacles: history and their lurch to the political left. They cannot change the first obstacle, and they seemingly don’t want to change the second.

January 8, 2019

Nancy Pelosi: Pay No Attention to Your Fatter Paychecks


Would someone please tell Nancy Pelosi that paychecks are already getting fatter—without her tax increases and redistributionist efforts.

December 14, 2018

A Free-market "Yes" to Texas High-Speed Rail


The genius of private infrastructure is that we can grow the Texas economy without growing the Texas government. 

December 4, 2018

The French Tell Macron Where to Stick His Gas Tax


French President Macron is shocked his constituents don't want to pay higher taxes so he can claim to be a clean-energy leader. Are U.S. progressives listening?

November 30, 2018

Austin's Affordable Housing Problem


November 27, 2018

Well Whadya Know: Federal Revenue Is Up


The left predicted that the Republican tax cut legislation would lower federal revenue. Surprise! Federal revenue is up.

October 31, 2018

Why Not 'Trump Retirement Accounts'?


Throughout his career Donald Trump sold the sizzle of wealth, but now as president he can deliver the steak. Trump Retirement Accounts could secure his place in history as the president who made Americans rich.

October 31, 2018

Austin's Affordable Housing Problem


Austin hopes to address its affordable housing problem with a $925 million bond issue. 

October 2, 2018

Testimony before the Texas House of Representatives, Land & Resource Management Committee on Eminent Domain

 

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