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April 8, 2024

What Biden Can Learn from Millei's Economic Reforms in Argentina (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explains how those of us who believe in free markets and limited government are cheered by the reforms  being enacted by new Argentina President Javier Millei, and IPI President Tom Giovanetti wishes him well.

April 5, 2024

Net Neutrality Is Back (Audio: Podcast)

IPI has been involved in pushing back against federal regulation of broadband networks since the late 1990s. IPI President Tom Giovanetti explains to IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews how the Biden administration is planning to once again resurrect net neutrality from the dead.

April 1, 2024

How European Competition Regulation Causes Slow Growth and Inhibits Innovation (Audio: Podcast)

by Merrill Matthews, Tom Giovanetti, Barbara Kolm

Taking advantage of the visit of Barbara Kolm of the Hayek Institute to Dallas, IPI President Tom Giovanetti and IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss the comparison between EU regulation and competition policy with that of the US, and Barbara explains that these policy differences help explain the gap in economic growth between EU countries and the U.S.

February 29, 2024

Is Lina Khan REALLY Doing a Good Job at the FTC? (Audio: Podcast)

A few days ago, Republican Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) praised extreme progressive activist Lina Khan as “one of the few people in the Biden administration that I think is doing a pretty good job.” Is J.D. Vance right? Or is J.D. Vance an example of the “horseshoe theory” of politics in action, where the extremes of populism and the extremes of progressivism meet? A solo rant by IPI President Tom Giovanetti on who Lina Khan is, what the FTC is, and whether Senator J.D. Vance is correct.

February 21, 2024

Experiments on the Environment (Audio: Interview)

Merrill Matthews joins the Don Kroah Show to discuss the hypocracy and unintended consequences of artifically altering the environmen with "scientific" experiments. 

February 12, 2024

IPI Policy Basics: The Costs of Protecting Teens Online (Audio: Podcast)

Taking advantage of IPI Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland’s presence in-studio, we discuss the problems with the state and federal legislative attempts to “protect children online” through age verification and other schemes. Hint: The problems are overwhelming and underappreciated. With IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews.


February 1, 2024

East Palestine Ohio Derailment and the Railway Safety Act (Audio: Podcast)

As the anniversary of the East Palestine, Ohio freight derailment arrives on February 3rd, proponents will use the anniversary to try to renew support for the Railway Safety Act. But the proposed legislation is nothing more than a grab bag of demands from the 12 rail labor unions. It’s not surprising that liberal Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is the lead author of the Railway Safety Act. What’s surprising, and telling, is that Republican Sen. J.D. Vance has been leading the charge for the legislation, which shows that right-wing populism has more in common with leftist progressivism than it does with Reagan conservatism. With IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews.

January 12, 2024

How EVs Will Strand Cold State Drivers (Audio: Podcast)

With a polar vortex bearing down on much of the nation, IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews reminds us that electric vehicles (EVs) suffer significant performance deficits in very cold weather. So the current generation of EVs may not be the best choice for residents of cold states. As with everything else, choice should be left to consumers through free markets rather than having change forced upon the entire country through federal mandate.

November 13, 2023

Are There No Limits to the Biden Administration's FTC Power Grabs? (Audio: Podcast)

When you elect a president, you don’t just elect a single person—you elect a team of 3,000+ appointed bureaucrats and staffers. And Joe Biden’s team is comprised of progressive left radicals like the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Lina Kahn.  In addition to going after companies like Google and Amazon, and in addition to opposing even her own staff in opposing mergers, Kahn is going after prescription drug company’s patents. But the “patent thicket” argument is largely bogus. With IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews.

November 3, 2023

Biden Seeks to Preemptively Regulate Artificial Intelligence (Audio: Podcast)

Technology expert Dr. Dan Garretson joins IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews to discuss President Biden's new executive order seeking preemptive regulation of artificial intelligence and Vice President Kamala Harris's AI speeches in Great Britain. 

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