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There’s a reason we describe ourselves as pro-markets and not as pro-business, but too many times policymakers don’t seem to know the difference and think they are supposed to be representing the interests of businesses. But if consumer welfare is the goal, policymakers should defend markets rather than businesses. IPI president Tom Giovanetti rants about his recent experience testifying before the Texas Legislature, joined by Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews.
IPI’s Addie Crimmins, who has spent years in and around the Texas Legislature, updates us on the legislature’s priorities and accomplishments thus far, with less than a month remaining in its 120-days-every-two-years session.
IPI Policy Basics: Why Attempting to Regulate Speech on Social Media Platforms Is a Bad Idea (Audio: Podcast)
The Facebook Oversight Board released its decision supporting the suspension of Donald Trump’s Facebook account but chiding Facebook for inconsistency and demanding that Facebook come up with clear, equally enforceable rules. This seems like a good time to summarize all the reasons why conservatives should not be attempting to use government power to regulate speech on social media platforms. With helpful contributions from Addie Crimmins, IPI’s Director of Development and Events.
Tom Giovanetti and Mark Davis (660AM the Answer) discuss the philosophical complications over "Big Tech Censorship" and who truly are "common carriers."
Biden's First Speech to Congress Filled with Impossible Goals, Irresponsible Spending, and Green Delusions (Audio: Podcast)
IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews analyzes some (but not all) of President Biden’s falsehoods, misrepresentations, impossible goals and irresponsible spending in his first speech to a joint session of Congress.
IPI Policy Basics: 'Right to Repair' Is a Trojan Horse and a Threat to American Innovation (Audio: Podcast)
“Right to Repair” initiatives in the states seem reasonable but are actually Trojan Horse proposals designed to undermine intellectual property protection, but were they to succeed American innovation would be undermined and consumer safety would be compromised. With the assistance of IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews.
In discussion with IPI President Tom Giovanetti, Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland discusses the current state of broadband infrastructure and explains why enormous new federal spending on broadband is unnecessary and likely harmful.
In honor of World IP Day, IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland discuss why intellectual property protection is important, and why IPI hosts annual World IP Day Policy Briefings.
IPI Resident Scholar Merrill Matthews welcomes Dr. H. Sterling Burnett in a discussion of each of President Biden's five points of his gun control executive order and finds they miss the mark.
Some would have us believe that Central American migrants are fleeing north to escape climate change. IPI Resident Scholar Merrill Matthews welcomes Dr. H. Sterling Burnett who exposes the myth behind the notion of "climate refugees."