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Merrill Matthews

Resident Scholar

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, a research-based, public policy “think tank.” He is a health policy expert and opinion contributor at The Hill. He also serves on the Texas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Dr. Matthews is a past president of the Health Economics Roundtable for the National Association for Business Economics, the largest trade association of business economists. Dr. Matthews also served for 10 years as the medical ethicist for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Institutional Review Board for Human Experimentation, co-author of On the Edge: America Faces the Entitlements Cliff, and has contributed chapters to several books, including Physician Assisted SuicideExpanding the Debate and The 21st Century Health Care Leader and Stop Paying the Crooks (on Medicare fraud).  

He has been published in numerous journals and newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Barron’s, USA Today, Forbes magazine and the Washington Times.  He was an award-winning political analyst for the USA Radio Network. 

Dr. Matthews received his Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas.

February 12, 2020

2021 Budget Proposal: Where's the Cut? (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with WBOB’s Ed Dean, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the 2021 Budget Proposal and belies the claim that there are any "cuts" in entitlement spending as the deficit continues to grow. 

January 16, 2020

Looking at a More Balanced Assessment of the U.S.- China Trade Deal (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with WAVA's Don Kroah in Washington DC, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews notes that although one of the president's top trade advisors sees nothing but positives from imposing tariffs, a more balanced view sees some positives, but many negatives. 

January 13, 2020

Blue State Exodus (Audio: Interview)

Merrill Matthews joins the WBAP Morning News discussing his recent article about people leaving blue states for red ones, and how that momentum is picking up. 

January 9, 2020

The World is Getting Better Thanks to Fossil Fuels (Audio: Interview)

In this Heartland Institute podcast, IPI resident scholar Merrill Matthews reviews the innovations that have been sustained by fossil fuels. In terms of human well-being and prosperity, and environmental quality, the world is getting better and better, despite what climate alarmist are indoctrinating kids to believe.

December 16, 2019

Indications the Trump Impeachment is Political Grandstanding Part 2 (Audio: Interview)

In this second part of an interview with radio host Mike Siegel on WBEN (Buffalo, NY), IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews continues his discussion on the reasons we know the Trump impeachment is political grandstanding. Further, he and the host discuss intellectual property and trade policies with China and Mexico.

December 16, 2019

Indications the Trump Impeachment is Political Grandstanding (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with radio host Mike Siegel on WBEN (Buffalo, NY), IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews points out the reasons we know the Trump impeachment is political grandstanding. 

December 11, 2019

The Trump Impeachment is Political Grandstanding (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with WAVA's Don Kroah in Washington DC, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews lists the reasons we know the inpeachment proceedings are political grandstanding. 

November 26, 2019

Internet Sales Tax Windfall Fuels the Growth of Bigger Government (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with Charlottesville's Rob Schilling on WINA, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews recounts the history of the internet sales tax and notes, given the state revenue windfall, taxpayers might have hoped that states would cut other taxes. But 47 states see this new tax grab as an excuse to spend even more money. 

November 12, 2019

An Easy Way to Reduce Wealth Inequality (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with KMED's Bill Meyer in Medford, Ore., IPI resident scholar Merrill Matthews explains the difference between income inequality and wealth inequality and presents a solution millennials should rally around. 

October 27, 2019

Addressing the Growing Number of Homeless Camps (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with Charlottesville's Rob Schilling on WINA, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the growing number of homeless camps being permitted in cities across the nation, and what actions the Texas governor is taking to restore order. 

October 24, 2019

Policy Goals of the Office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with Texas Governor Greg Abbott Policy Advisor John Colyandro on Point of View, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses reforms for property taxes and occupational licensing, solving Austin’s homelessness crisis, and Gov. Abbott’s objectives in the next legislative session.

October 23, 2019

Devastating Stories from Canada's Socialized Healthcare (Audio: Interview)

On Point of View, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews and Erin Humiston discuss three stories from Canada disproving Democrats' claims that socialized healthcare is a superior system. 

October 15, 2019

Two Can Play At This: The Never-Ending Impeachment Process (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with WAVA's Don Kroah in Washington DC, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews warns that Democrats will regret setting into motion the never-ending impeachment process.

September 16, 2019

Drone Attacks on Saudi Oilfields and What It Means (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with Brian Estridge on the WBAP Morning News, Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the drone attacks on the Saudi oilfields, President Trump's response, and what it means for the U.S. 

July 29, 2019

Budget Deal Makes Trump A Bigger Spender Than Barack Obama (Audio: Interview)

Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Charlottesville’s Rob Schilling on WINA discussing the budget deal between President Trump and the House and Senate leadership which dramatically increases spending in order to avoid a government shutdown. So much for Republican promises of limited government and fiscal responsibility. 

 

Total Records: 444