The Institute for Policy Innovation

Statement of Tom Giovanetti on News of Comcast's Competing Bid for 21st Century Fox Assets

Irving, Texas: The following is a statement from Tom Giovanetti, President of the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI), on today’s announcement that Comcast is considering a bid for assets that 21st Century Fox has agreed to sell to the Walt Disney Company: Content is king, …

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Vermont's Prescription for Failure

Vermont’s state motto should be: We never let evidence get in the way or our progressivism. (Come to think of it, maybe that should be the moto for all progressives.)  That fact has been made obvious once again with the state’s new prescription drug importation …

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Health Experts Pin Rising Drug Costs on Complex Supply Chain, Pricing Schemes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 18, 2018 CONTACT: Erin Humiston, (972) 874-5139, or [email protected]   LANSING– As state and federal lawmakers across the country grapple with how best to address health care costs for patients, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy convened an event in Lansing …

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Health Insurance Premium Increases Are Not Trump's Fault

Health insurers are beginning to announce their 2019 premium increases for the dwindling number of Americans who participate in ObamaCare exchanges and it isn’t a pretty picture. Most increases in Virginia and Maryland appear to be in the 20 percent to 35 percent range, through …

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Giovanetti: Senate Vote Reimposing Title II 'Political Theater' by Democrats, 'Inexplicable' by Republicans

CONTACT: Erin Humiston, (972) 874-5139, or [email protected] DALLAS – Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) president Tom Giovanetti issued the following statement in response to today’s Senate vote to re-regulate the internet under Title II. “Any notion that the Senate is the more deliberate and prudent of the …

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'Fake News' Also Happens When the Media Ignore Important Findings

Did you notice the back-to-back media coverage of the new study, conducted in Ohio’s Utica Shale, that found zero evidence that hydraulic fracturing had any impact on local groundwater?  What study, you ask?  Well, that’s the problem.  Whenever some group announces that it suspects fracking …

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The Best Job Training Is On-the-Job Training

The good news is that President Trump and Republicans are eager to impose a work requirement for Medicaid and other means-tested welfare benefits. The bad news is they seem willing to allow job-training programs as a substitute for the work requirement. They need to understand …

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A Modest Proposal for Reducing U.S.-China Trade Tensions

U.S. trade negotiators are meeting with their Chinese counterparts in China this week to begin what may be a continuous round of trade talks. Here’s an idea that might help those negotiations come to a successful conclusion.  Appearing in the Wall Street Journal in April, …

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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 at best, and is likely to backfire on its proponents. Besides, for proponents of net neutrality, there is …

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Democrats Misusing the Congressional Review Act to Re-Regulate the Internet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 7, 2018 CONTACT: Erin Humiston, (972) 874-5139, or [email protected]   DALLAS – The U.S. Senate will shortly face an attempt by Democrats to misuse the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to re-impose Title II regulations on internet service providers (ISPs).  And …

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