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June 28, 2022

Under Biden Crude Oil Pipeline Construction Goes from Boom to Bust

President Biden and his policies have roadblocked several aspects of energy production, including pipeline construction.

June 22, 2022

End the Tax on Phantom Gains

High-inflation times, like now, demonstrate why any capital gains taxes should be based on real gains, not phantom gains. 

June 21, 2022

The Biden Administration's Worthless, Counterproductive Plan to Fight Inflation

The Biden administration is struggling to find ways to lower gasoline prices; but the ideas it's considering would likely make the problem worse.

June 13, 2022

Innovation Is Working on the Railroad

Government regulators prize protecting their political constituencies above realizing all the benefits and gains to consumers that result from encouraging and implementing technology and innovation. 

June 13, 2022

Drug Importation Is Still a Bad, and Deadly, Policy

For 20 years IPI has been warning that prescription drug importation schemes would allow counterfeit drugs to enter the U.S., and we are seeing their deadly effects. 

June 8, 2022

Taxes Cause Deadweight Loss

Economists know to look under the covers when it comes to taxes, and they often find what's known as "deadweight loss."

June 7, 2022

Cancelling Student Loan Debt Would Worsen Inflation

Biden's student loan cancellation ploy would exacerbate inflation by putting even more money in the pockets of millions of Americans, most of whom don't need the additional cash. 

June 2, 2022

Wither the International System--and U.S. Foreign Policy--After Ukraine?

Foreign relations and the international system have long been guided by two dominant powers: the United States and Russia. But the war in Ukraine is economically and militarily weakening Russia, even as China is striving to become one of the two or three dominant powers—it's not THE dominant power. The United States is faced with a choice: isolationism, globalism or, the best option, strategic engagement. 

May 27, 2022

Texas Legislators "Come and Take" Free Speech

Like the Texians before them, today’s Texans overwhelmingly believe in free markets, private property, individual liberty and lesser government. HB 20 violates not only these principles but also the free speech protections of both the U.S. and Texas Constitutions.

May 24, 2022

Dark Cloud Falling: State and Local Pension Funds Are Struggling--Again

Once again a tanking stock market is threatening the financial stability of most state and local public employee pensions. Here's an alternative that would solve that problem.

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