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JUNE 18, 2018

The One Difference Between a Ponzi Scheme and Social Security (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WAVA’s Don Kroah, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the critical state of the failing Social Security program, and its similarities to the notorious Charles Ponzi scheme.  

JUNE 15, 2018

Stephen Moore Lunch in Dallas: "Trumponomics" (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis, Tom Giovanetti discusses IPI's upcoming lunch in Dallas with Trump economic adviser Stephen Moore, his relatonship to the president, and why "Trumponomics" is working.

JUNE 13, 2018

State Single-Payer, Russia in the G7, and Trade & Tariffs (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Mike Siegel, IPI’s Merrill Matthews discusses why single-payer health care won’t pass muster in California (or in other states), whether the U.S. has indeed been “bullied” on trade, and if Russia should be included in the G7.

JUNE 1, 2018

Are Democrats Really Moving to the Center? (Audio: Interview)


Despite Democrats’ claim they’re moderating on economic issues for the 2018 midterm elections, their steady drumbeat for free college, guaranteed minimum wage, and single-payer healthcare shows the movement has never been further to the left. 

MAY 31, 2018

Growing Push Among Democrats for Medicare-for-All (Audio: Interview)


A single-payer health care system has become all the rage among far-left Democrats, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews tells WAVA’s Don Kroah. “You can expect virtually every 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful to support Bernie Sanders-type ‘Medicare for all’ legislation.”

MAY 29, 2018

Saving on Healthcare Through Direct Pay (Audio: Interview)


As health care costs, deductibles, and insurance premiums explode, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joins WIBA/WISN host Vicki McKenna to discuss how consumers can save considerable money by completely bypassing third party insurance.

MAY 16, 2018

Government Should Scrap Job-Training Schemes for Unemployed (Audio: Interview)


Are worker training programs a meaningful taxpayer investment for welfare reform? Dr. Merrill Matthews weighs in with Wisconsin’s Vicki McKenna on WIBA and WISN. 

MAY 11, 2018

Border, Fiscal Fights, Eminent Domain & More (Audio: Interview)


IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Point of View with Kerby Anderson and Penna Dexter discussing the week in review. They tackle the subjects of border security and immigration, the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, the federal budget and Hill fiscal fights, and also eminent domain, with a new film debuting based on the Kelo decision.

MAY 10, 2018

Workfare and Job Training: Good Idea or Bad Idea? (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with KMED's Bill Meyer, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses recent welfare reform proposals that would allow job-training programs as a substitute for work requirements. "The only effective job training is on-the-job training," said Matthews, who also gets into a philosophical discussion regarding whether government has any role to play in vocational training. 

MAY 9, 2018

Obamacare's Skyrocketing Premiums Show Death Spiral Has Arrived (Audio: Interview)


As the average cost of Obamacare’s cheaper plans are up this year by almost 32%, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joined WBOB’s Ed Dean to discuss the trend, which he says is the death spiral everyone was warned about. 

 

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