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October 12, 2017

Charles Murray to Discuss Free Speech Problems on College Campuses


Noted political scientist and author Charles Murray comes to Dallas on Friday, October 20, to share his concerns about the state of free speech on college campuses as part of the Institute for Policy Innovation’s Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series.

October 12, 2017

With Sketchy Tax-Reform Details, Year-End Planning Could Be Challenging


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

If this proposal becomes law and more people go the standard-deduction route, it could simplify tax-return preparation for millions. A postcard-size tax return might have as few as 13 or 14 lines, according to the Institute for Policy Innovation, which supplied an illustration.

October 11, 2017

Trump's Healthcare Executive Order Could Destabilize Already Fragile Market


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

To be sure, the scope of Trump's executive order remains to be seen, and there are some who hold that concerns over insurance market bifurcation are overblown. "It's an overstated risk," said Merrill Matthews, resident scholar and health policy expert at the Institute for Policy Innovation. Most Americans get insurance through their employers, Medicare and Medicaid, and Obamacare enrollees who get generous subsidies may decide to stay there. "You're really only talking about the individual market," he said.

October 11, 2017

HPU Sumners Scholars Attend Lecture by FCC Chairman


Students from Howard Payne University's Guy D. Newman Honors Academy recently attended a public policy lecture through the Institute for Policy Innovation. Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, spoke on the topic "Preserving a Free, Open and Innovative Internet."

September 28, 2017

Survey: Electric Vehicles Fail to Spark Consumer Sales


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

The Chevy Bolt, touted by electric car advocates as the plug-in electric vehicle for the masses, has yet to make significant inroads into overall car and truck sales.

September 28, 2017

US Energy Is Surviving Hurricane Season Unscathed


The hurricanes have undoubtedly been devastating, but they proved that the energy sector is strong — and getting stronger.

September 19, 2017

Prediction: Congress the Exception in 'Medicare-for-all'


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

A so-called Medicare-For-All plan continues to add left-wing supporters on Capitol Hill but a right-wing critic suspects they wouldn't be part of it.

September 17, 2017

Dems Force 'Medicare for All' On Americans But Exempt Themselves


Having destroyed the private health insurance market, Democrats have a new target in their sights: Medicare. Just don’t expect any of them to be part of the system they would force everyone else to be in.

September 14, 2017

Texas' Drop in Uninsured May Not Last


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

"They did achieve a decline in the uninsured, but they did it in the worst possible way," said Merrill Matthews. Matthews said he also thinks merely reporting uninsured rates does not tell the whole story as many who gained insurance have been unable to use it because of high deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs they cannot afford.

September 12, 2017

Swazi Farmers Brace for Life Without Their Sugar Daddy


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

With the EU set to lift caps on sugar production, African producers could be squeezed out of a market that has propped up places like Swaziland for years.

 

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