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IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews, Senior Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland, and IPI President Tom Giovanetti discuss incremental innovation, critical mass and paradigm shifts in vaccine technology, smart phones, private space launch and other technologies.
IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explains how politically difficult Democrats are finding it to get their $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill through their own caucus, and how harmful it would be for the economy should they succeed. With IPI President Tom Giovanetti.
There is no need for fossil fuel advocates to bash renewable energy, and vice versa. Instead, we should all be pursuing energy abundance as a strategy, and encouraging an “all of the above” approach. Innovation in energy should be favored by all, whether it’s innovation in cleaner burning fossil fuels, solar and wind, geothermal, or nuclear. There is no reason to discourage a single megawatt from being produced from any energy source, and large-scale storage has the potential to radically create new energy markets and new opportunities. Led by IPI President Tom Giovanetti, with Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews.
IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explains why there are reasons to be suspicious of the recent Treasury Department report claiming that there is an enormous “tax gap” of uncollected taxes from the wealthy, and that the solution is to give the IRS more enforcement power and to further erode financial privacy.
IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss the highly controversial attempt by some on both Left and Right to use the power of government to regulate social media platforms. Includes a discussion of both First Amendment protections and obligations, and whom does it protect and whom does it obligate? Why is the First Amendment protection against government compelled speech so important? And what are the similarities between speech hosted on a cake and speech hosted on a website?
IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews speaks with Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Dr. H. Sterling Burnett about the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the IPCC's recently released sixth assessment on climate change.
IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explains that vote fraud exists and that it matters. It may not be widespread, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. And Dr. Matthews relates these facts to efforts in the states and at the federal level to change election law. With IPI President Tom Giovanetti.
IPI President Tom Giovanetti explains that our rights come neither from government, from the Bill of Rights, or from the Constitution, and thus are not limited to those enumerated in the Bill of Rights. Further, if your rights come from government or a document, government can take your rights away by changing the document. With IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews.
IPI Resident Scholar describes several Biden administration disasters that are eroding confidence in his administration and likely will contribute to Republican gains in the 2022 midterm elections.
Eminent domain, or the taking of property for a public use, is a perfectly constitutional, if sometimes controversial, function of government and government-approved private actors. So long as the constitutional requirements are met—that it be for a public use and the owner receive just compensation, eminent domain is legitimate. But what is a public use? And what is just compensation? And was the Kelo decision right or wrong? IPI President Tom Giovanetti leads a discussion about eminent domain with the assistance of Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews