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May 26, 2023

Reconsidering Drug Pricing (Audio: Podcast)

by Merrill Matthews, Dr. Robert Popovian

Prescription drug issues are back on the Washington's front-burner. IPI Resident Scholar Merrill Matthews talks with Dr. Robert Popovian about his new paper, which highlights how recent developments—including insulin pricing, PBMs, the Inflation Reduction Act and Medicaid—are moving the drug companies to reconsider how they price their products. 

May 18, 2023

Two Great Supreme Court Decisions on Section 230 (Audio: Podcast)

Two of the major tech cases before the Supreme Court were handed down Thursday, and thankfully both of them preserved the critical Section 230 protection against intermediary liability for social media platforms. IPI President Tom Giovanetti explains the issues and discusses the cases with IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews.

May 18, 2023

The Durham Report: It Was as Bad as You Thought It Was (Audio: Podcast)

While the Mueller investigation found that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, the Durham investigation went into the sources of the allegation, the source of the “Steele Dossier,” and the prejudicial behavior of FBI officials. And yes, it’s every bit as bad as you were afraid it was. IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews reads excerpts from the report and explains their significance, with IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

May 14, 2023

The EPA Once Again Overreaches Its Authority (Audio: Podcast)

Today, the EPA announced a slate of new rules and regulations for coal and natural gas fired electrical generation plants, including mandating carbon capture technologies. IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews suggests that such an act might not stand up to Supreme Court scrutiny under the major questions doctrine, and IPI President Tom Giovanetti is amused that the EPA claims it can impose such sweeping, ambitious regulations without raising the cost of electricity to consumers.

May 14, 2023

Does the 14th Amendment Give the President Authority Over the Debt Ceiling? (Audio:Podcast)

As the debt ceiling drama intensifies, might President Biden assert the right to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling based on the 14th Amendment? Such a stunt is almost certainly unconstitutional, according to IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews. The plain reading of Section 4 of the 14th Amendment refers to existing debt, not issuing new debt. But IPI President Tom Giovanetti wouldn’t put such a stunt beyond Biden, who has already tried to institute policies from the Executive Branch that are clearly outside the Constitution.

May 4, 2023

What is the Women's Bill of Rights and Why Is it Necessary? (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Director of Development Addie Crimmins and IPI President Tom Giovanetti have a long-awaited conversation about the Women’s Bill of Rights with Carrie Lukas, Vice President of Independent Women’s Voice. The Women’s Bill of Rights clarifies the differences between biological males and biological females and ties the terms “man” and “woman” to biology in an effort to protect spaces carved out for women and to prevent progressives from redefining terms in existing legislation.

April 27, 2023

Why Democrats Should Support a Work Requirement for Welfare (Audio: Podcast)

House Republicans included a work requirement for welfare benefits (“workfare”) in their legislation agreeing to raise the debt ceiling. IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the history of workfare, and discusses with IPI President Tom Giovanetti why workfare contributes not only to fiscal prudence but also to human flourishing.

April 24, 2023

IPI Policy Basics: What Is Intellectual Property, Why Is it Important, and Why Is it Controversial? (Audio: Podcast)

In recognition of World IP Day, the Institute for Policy Innovation, an accredited Non-Governmental Organization affiliated with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), discusses the importance of intellectual property protection. With IPI Senior Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland and IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews.

April 24, 2023

How the Biden Administration is Putting Prescription Drug Innovation at Risk (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews, who has spent significant time researching and understanding prescription drug and health care innovation, describes how the Biden administration is abusing the “march in rights” permitted under the Bayh-Dole legislation in order to supposedly reduce prescription drug prices. He then explains how the Biden administration is also in danger of allowing the international TRIPs waiver provisions to further weaken patent protection. IPI Senior Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland relates these issues to the same kinds of tech transfer issues encountered in the tech industry, and IPI President Tom Giovanetti interjects thoughts of questionable value.

April 13, 2023

President Biden Mandates Electric Vehicles (Audio: Podcast)

By attempting to radically restrict auto emissions through regulatory fiat, President Biden is attempting to force a major policy change on the American people and the American economy by essentially mandating the use of electric vehicles. IPI President Tom Giovanetti rants a couple of times about this violation of the principles of self-government, while IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explains why the country just isn’t ready for the forced migration to electronic vehicles.

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