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January 5, 2022

No, Conservatives Should Not Empower Government to Regulate Content Moderation

IPI President Tom Giovanetti joins 660AM the Answer guest host Scott Braddock in a discussion prompted by Twitter’s banning of Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene.  In this conversation, Tom reminds the listeners that although he objects to the bias imposed by the company, they are a private company with the rights to make such business decisions and warns conservatives to not let their frustration regarding social media platforms cause them to become a proponent of government regulation of speech.

December 14, 2021

IPI Policy Basics: Is Antitrust the Right Solution to the Problem? (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Senior Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland talks through the right way to think about antitrust policy. When is a company “too big?” Are there benefits to scale? What’s the consumer welfare standard, and isn’t any alternative to the consumer welfare standard just arbitrary? With IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

December 10, 2021

IPI Policy Basics: Social Media Regulation, Section 230, and the First Amendment (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Senior Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland and IPI President Tom Giovanetti have an extensive conversation explaining the origins of Section 230, and the insurmountable First Amendment problems with states trying to compel social media platforms to host speech they don’t want to host.

September 16, 2021

IPI Policy Basics: The Goal Should be Energy Abundance (Audio: Podcast)

There is no need for fossil fuel advocates to bash renewable energy, and vice versa. Instead, we should all be pursuing energy abundance as a strategy, and encouraging an “all of the above” approach. Innovation in energy should be favored by all, whether it’s innovation in cleaner burning fossil fuels, solar and wind, geothermal, or nuclear. There is no reason to discourage a single megawatt from being produced from any energy source, and large-scale storage has the potential to radically create new energy markets and new opportunities. Led by IPI President Tom Giovanetti, with Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews.

April 29, 2021

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.

December 17, 2020

End of the Year Review (Audio: Interview)

In this last interview of the year, IPI President Tom Giovanetti talks with 660AM The Answer's Mark Davis about the extension of authoritarian government and the further examination of the 2020 election. 

May 20, 2020

Social Justice and Mandated Vaccinations (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with WAVA's Don Kroah in Washington DC, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the NY nursing home disaster and the possibility of government mandates of COVID vaccinations. 

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. 

July 25, 2019

Tlaib Wants $20-An-Hour Minimum Wage (Audio: Interview)

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib says there should be a $20 per hour minimum wage. IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews responds in an interview with Washington DC's Don Kroah on WAVA. 

July 9, 2019

Ron Wyden Wants To Break Medicare Part D (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with WIBA/WISN host Vicki McKenna, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews explains why Sen. Ron Wyden's idea to impose back-door price controls on Medicare Part D is bad news for seniors. 

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