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Who's Afraid of Stock Buybacks? Elizabeth Warren, That's Who

Elizabeth Warren has new legislation that would let politicians and bureaucrats, not CEOs and shareholders, decide how large companies spend their profits—for the betterment of Democrats, not those companies.


Trump Pushes the Ethanol Blend Wall

Increasing the blend wall to E15 means more demand for corn, which means higher prices and more money in farmers’ pockets — or maybe it just offsets some of their tariff-related losses.


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Should Democrats Change Their Name to 'Democratic Socialists'?


Government Must Put Innovation First in Communications Innovation, Including 5G


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Misusing the Congressional Review Act to Re-Regulate the Internet

The U.S. Senate will shortly face an attempt to misuse the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to re-impose Title II regulations on the internet. This approach is ill-considered, and is likely to backfire on its proponents.

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U.S. Consumers Shoulder Burden of Tariffs

In this interview on the Jim Bohannon Show, Tom Giovanetti discusses how tariffs work, which when implemented, only raise the cost of goods and services for consumers from both foreign and domestic sources. 

Defense Bill Includes Reforms on Foreign Investment in the U.S.

President Trump has signed a defense bill which also allows tougher rules on foreign investments in the name of national security, coming at a time of rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China. In an interview, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews agreed the legislation specifically targets China.

U.S. Sanctions Against China May Increase Trade Deficit

In his latest interview with CGTN-America TV’s The Heat, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews addressed tensions between the U.S. and Iran, as well as U.S.-China trade relations. Click here to watch the full discussion.

Imposing Tariffs on All Chinese Imports Could Lead to Chaos

President Donald Trump said that he’s prepared to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports to the U.S., amounting to $500 billion worth of goods. In a panel on CGTN America, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews conceded that such a move could lead to chaos.

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