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Budget and Deficit

April 1, 2021

Joe Biden Is No Barack Obama--Fiscally (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explains that President Joe Biden’s massive federal spending blowout makes Barack Obama look like a fiscal moderate. And a side discussion about the perils of dumping crazy amounts of money on broadband projects with IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

March 25, 2021

Biden's 'Stimulus Plan' for Central American Corruption (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explains how President Biden’s attempt to solve the Central American migrant problem with more foreign aid directed at “root causes” will likely just enrich the region’s corrupt leaders. With the assistance of IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

March 11, 2021

Biden's $1.9 trillion Blow Out Could Undermine Job Creation--and the Economy (Audio: Podcast)

Resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explains how they just passed $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill threatens to undermine job creation and restrict the supply of labor that is needed for economic growth.

February 25, 2021

President Biden Wants to Expand Medicare Because Obamacare has FAILED (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explains that, if the reality of Obamacare was everything we were told it would be, there would be no need for President Biden to advocate expanding Medicare eligibility. And how Biden’s plan will hasten the bankruptcy of Medicare and the impending entitlements crisis. With occasional cackling and contributions by IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

January 28, 2021

President Biden's Worst Actions So Far (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explains some of President Joe Biden’s worst executive orders so far, which is saying something, since he has only been in office for two weeks. Joined by IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

January 19, 2021

Retaining Some Policies Could Keep America Great

In an interview with WAVA's Don Kroah in Washington DC, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses some of the Trump administration's policies that Biden should maintain.

January 14, 2021

Is PAYGO Still a Thing? (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explains Congress’s “PAYGO” spending requirement, and why it has been completely ineffective in restraining federal spending or reducing budget deficits.

December 17, 2020

IPI Policy Basics: A Primer on Price Controls (Audio: Podcast)

Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explains how government price controls distort price signals and thus cause distortions in markets, which harm competition, innovation, and consumer choice.

 

August 10, 2020

Consistency Checking Executive Orders (Audio: Interview)

In this discussion with 660AM the Answer's Mark Davis, IPI President Tom Giovanetti discusses Executive Orders and the danger of precedent.  

May 27, 2020

Cheaper, Safer, Sustainable Space Travel (Audio: Interview)

In a conversation with 660AM Radio Host Mark Davis, IPI President Tom Giovanetti recounts the history and economics of the space program and how the government bureaucracy’s failings created an opportunity for private enterprise to revitalize the program. 

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