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November 11, 2021

Predictions of Inflation Were Not Inflated (Audio: Podcast)

Was inflation simply the result of Covid-19 related disruptions, or by Biden administration policies? Or have Biden administration policies nudged transitory inflation into a long-term political and economic disaster? IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews guides a discussion about our current inflation concerns, and explains why inflation is the worst tax of all. With IPI President Tom Giovanetti

November 11, 2021

IPI Policy Basics: Why Are Lower Taxes Better than Higher Taxes? (Audio: Podcast)

There are moral, economic, philosophical, and political reasons why lower taxes are better than higher taxes. It’s not just about the greediness of taxpayers. IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Merrill Matthews discuss lower vs. higher taxes from the perspective of government, the perspective of earners, and the political perspective.

November 4, 2021

Where Did Journalism Go Wrong? Part 2 (Audio: Podcast)

IPI President Tom Giovanetti gets his turn with veteran conservative journalist and columnist Bill Murchison, and they drill down on why journalists have come to see themselves as activists and agents of change, as well as Bill’s thoughts on where journalism is heading

October 28, 2021

Where Did Journalism Go Wrong? (Audio: Podcast)

Journalism has changed dramatically since the 1960s. In this IPI podcast, longtime conservative journalist, editorial writer and syndicated columnist Bill Murchison discusses with IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews the evolution he's seen in journalism, why that happened, how it has destroyed the profession's credibility, and what might be done to challenge and reverse that decline.

October 21, 2021

Why a Tight Labor Market Is a Bad Thing (Audio: Podcast)

Progressives seem to think a tight labor market is a good thing because it pressures businesses to pay higher wages. But a labor shortage is bad for the economy, because in order to grow, an economy requires an abundant supply of both capital and labor. A tight labor market contributes to slower economic growth, higher prices, lower production, and inflation. With IPI President Tom Giovanetti, Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews, and Senior Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland.

October 21, 2021

IPI Policy Basics: Supply Creates Its Own Demand (Audio: Podcast)

A fundamental issue in economics, a law described by French economist Jean-Baptiste Say in 1803 asserts that production is necessary before any consumption can take place; therefore, production comes first, and is more important. Production creates economic growth, and demand essentially takes care of itself. This is in dramatic opposition to Keynesian economics, which posits that government should encourage consumption through borrowing and deficit spending, and that increasing demand will stimulate production. IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explain why Say’s Law (and thus supply-side economics) is correct and why Keynesian, demand-side economics is wrong. And Senior Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland contributes several examples from the innovation economy that illustrate the point.

October 14, 2021

Wait--After the Trump Tax Cut, Federal Revenue is UP (Audio: Podcast)

The latest numbers from the Congressional Budget office show that federal revenue is up 22 percent since before the 2017 tax cuts. Both individual and corporate tax revenue is higher than expected, not lower. IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explain that the right kind of tax cuts stimulate economic growth which results in higher, not lower federal revenue. So with revenue flooding into the federal treasury, it’s clear that spending is the problem, not taxes.

October 14, 2021

IPI Policy Basics: Not All Tax Cuts Are Created Equal (Audio: Podcast)

Tax cuts can have a strong impact on economic growth, or none at all—it depends on whether the tax cut encourages private sector investment. IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews and President Tom Giovanetti look back at the IPI archives to a 2001 study that ranked different types of tax cuts based on their impact on economic growth. Hint: Tax cuts designed to “put more money in people’s pockets” aren’t going to get the job done.

October 7, 2021

Why Are All These Jobs Going Unfilled? (Audio: Podcast)

"Why are there all these jobs going unfilled even after the end of the enhanced federal unemployment benefits?” asks IPI President Tom Giovanetti, and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews shares several possible reasons.

October 7, 2021

IPI Policy Basics: What's Wrong with Social Security, and How Do We Fix It? (Audio: Podcast)

IPI President Tom Giovanetti describes Social Security’s structural, demographic and financial problems, and explains that there are solutions and it’s not rocket science, if only our elected officials would pay attention.

We focus particularly on Personal Retirement Accounts. Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews describes how three counties in Texas have demonstrated for 40 years that Personal Retirements Accounts can safely outperform Social Security’s miserable rates of return.

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