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September 15, 2022

Is It a Lie or Just a Difference of Opinion? (Audio: Podcast)

Riffing off an observation by Commentary’s Noah Rothman, IPI Research Fellow Merrill Matthews notices that recent Democrat administrations have dispensed with “spin” and now just plain lie to the American people with impunity. We never thought we’d miss “spin doctors.” Dr. Matthews runs through a short list (it could have been much longer) of direct lies and outright obfuscation by the Biden and Obama administrations, with IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

September 15, 2022

We Thought Sanctuary Cities Welcomed Illegal Immigrants? (Audio: Podcast)

Mayors and governors of sanctuary cities and states have spent several years obtaining cheap virtue signaling by proclaiming their hospitality to illegal border crossers without ever actually crossing paths with any of them. But a genius move by Texas Governor Gregg Abbott, providing voluntary transportation for illegals to sanctuary cities like Chicago, New York and Washington DC has got those same mayors and governors squealing like stuck pigs, especially with governors like Doug Ducey (AZ) and Ron DeSantis (FL) emulating Abbott’s strategy. IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar provide an unhesitating defense of these strategies, and suggest some other cities and states that should also be destination for illegal immigrants.

September 9, 2022

Why University Endowments Should Be the Primary Source of Student Loans (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar discusses his recent op/ed about how requiring Universities to invest in their students and have “skin in the game” would change the incentives for universities in several positive ways. With IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

September 5, 2022

We're Really Going Back to the Moon? (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Research Fellow Dan Garretson discusses the upcoming first flight of Artemis, NASA’s platform for the future, and why Artemis is really old technology and represents the old defense contractor model of space exploration. With space nerds Dr. Merrill Matthews and Tom Giovanetti.

September 5, 2022

Is Inflation Going Away with Don Luskin (Audio: Podcast)

Don Luskin, Chief Investment Officer of TrendMacro, explains why inflation is already in decline and is going to recede faster than most have expected. With IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews and IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

August 25, 2022

Government Spending Has Become One Big Fraud-Fest (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews expands on his recent piece for The Hill outlining the enormous sums of money that the federal government itself has acknowledged as improper payments. Hint: It’s close to a trillion dollars! With IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

August 25, 2022

IPI Policy Basics: The Student Loan Problem--Causes and Solutions (Audio: Podcast)

On the occasion of the Biden administration announcing its $500 billion “forgiveness” of student loan debt, IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss the origin and causes of the student loan problem, whether it’s as big of a problem as claimed, why “forgiveness” involves a truckload of moral hazard, and how we would address the problem of skyrocketing college tuition and debt.

August 19, 2022

IPI Policy Basics: Why Fossil Fuels Became our Dominant Source of Energy (Audio: Podcast)

Fossil fuels are naturally energy dense, can be relatively easily transported, and can be stored indefinitely for future use. These three characteristics are why the world’s economy migrated to fossil fuels as soon as they were discovered, and it’s why any transition to renewable energy sources faces these three challenges, because most renewables are not energy dense, cannot be easily transported, and cannot be stored indefinitely for future use. With former CFO of Vine Energy Wayne Stoltenberg, IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews, and IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

August 19, 2022

The Biden Administration's Confusing and Contradictory Energy Policy (Audio: Podcast)

Is Joe Biden in favor of pipelines? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Same goes with federal leasing, and with oil and gas production. Wayne Stoltenberg, former CFO of Vine Energy and current Chairman of the Board of IPI, joins IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews to review several areas in which the Biden administration has flip-flopped on fossil fuel policy.

August 12, 2022

IPI Policy Basics: Geoeconomics (Audio: Podcast)

Research Fellow Professor Daniel Ogden talks with IPI President Tom Giovanetti about “geoeconomics,” or how countries pursue their interests not through military or diplomacy, but through economic means.

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