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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

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 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.

July 29, 2022

IPI Policy Basics: What Is a Supply Chain? (Audio: Podcast)

Lots of chatter lately about supply chain problems, so the Institute for Policy Innovation is proud to host Research Fellow Prof. Daniel Ogden, (among other things) Adjunct Instructor of International Business at Baylor University, to explain the basics. In conversation with IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews.

July 22, 2022

IPI Policy Basics: What Is a Recession and Why Does It Matter? (Audio: Podcast)

In this episode, IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss the various definitions of recession, what causes recessions, what’s the harm of recession, and are there any possible silver linings to a recession? Are recessions always unintentional, or are they sometimes intentional?

July 15, 2022

Declining Numbers in the Government Workforce (Audio: Interview)

IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses with Pratt on Texas the decline in the number of government workers, as well as gasoline prices and the Biden Administration.

June 24, 2022

Biden's Futility on Gas Prices (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews and President Tom Giovanetti can’t get over the futility of the Biden administration’s rhetoric and proposals on high gas prices. The policies and rhetoric are incoherent and contradictory. So it goes for this administration.

May 17, 2022

President Biden is His Own Worst Communications Enemy (Audio: Interview)

Where does President Biden truly stand on the issues of the day? Some accuse him of being far left, while others say he drags his feet. The press has also been blamed for sewing confusion. IPI Resident Scholar Merrill Matthews joins Inside Sources host Boyd Matheson to discuss the real problem with the way the president does and does not communicate his agenda.

May 5, 2022

IPI Policy Basics: Permissionless Innovation vs. the Precautionary Principle (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Senior Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland guides a discussion with IPI President Tom Giovanetti about the importance of permissionless innovation, and the problems with its opposite—the precautionary principle.

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