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DOLLARS AND SENSE ECONOMICS

IWF’s Dollars and Sense Economic project highlights the problems with costs of government overreach, including how government’s overspending impacts the economy and taxpayers and how programs that sound compassionate, such as extended unemployment benefits and generous welfare programs, can discourage work and ultimately harm those they are intended to help. IWF offers an alternative vision of how government can be scaled back, so that aid and intervention is targeted where it is really needed and a thriving private sector and civil society can emerge. IWF highlights ways that government could be streamlined (including reform of our entitlement programs) and how the tax code could be made fairer and less burdensome to encourage greater growth and innovation. IWF also explains how regulations are strangling the private sector, preventing job creation, and needlessly constricting Americans' private life.

Categories:  Budget & Spending,  the economy,  Energy,  Entitlement Programs (welfare, UI, Social Security, SSDI, etc),  Intellectual Property Rights,  TaxationTechnology


Parents: Do You Want to Keep More of Your Paycheck?

November 9 2017
by Ericka Andersen Sylvester


Debating the Trump Tax Plan

October 25 2017
by Betsy Pearson


QUIZ: Tax Reform Trivia: Who Said It?

October 24 2017
by Staff


IWF Live: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share? (VIDEO)

October 23 2017
by Ericka Andersen Sylvester


Business Tax Cuts Will Help the Middle Class

October 17 2017
by Charlotte Hays


President Trump’s Anti-Regulation Crusade may be Working in Americans’ Eyes

October 13 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


CFPB Moves to End Small Money, Short-Term Loans

October 6 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Trump Tax Plan Called "Biggest Pro-Growth Cut Since Reagan"

October 3 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Pro-Growth Tax Reform Is Not "Wealth-Fare," Senator Schumer

September 28 2017
by Charlotte Hays


QUIZ: What Does Tax Reform Mean for American Families?

September 28 2017
by Staff


Washington Wants Black Households to Trade Privacy for Cash

September 22 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Report: The CFPB Has Some Explaining to do on Botched Wells Fargo Investigation

September 22 2017
by Charlotte Hays


How North Carolina's Tax Overhaul Triggered a Boom

September 21 2017
by Charlotte Hays


QUIZ: What does corporate tax reform mean for American workers?

September 20 2017
by Staff


Joe Biden Slams Socialist Universal Basic Income Idea

September 19 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Millennials Would Trade Right to Vote for Student Loan Freedom

September 18 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Corporate America to the Rescue with over $157 Million in Aid and Counting

September 6 2017
by Ericka Andersen Sylvester


Jerry Springer Rides the $15 Minimum Wage Wagon

September 5 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


A $20 Question: Will Harriet Tubman be on the Bill?

September 1 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Instead of Handouts, New Tax Proposals Promote Growth

September 1 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Trump Tax Plan Shocker: Americans Should Keep More of Their Money

August 31 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Illinois Governor Shuts Down $15 Minimum Wage

August 28 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Oops! Social Security Website Misdirects $11 Mil to Thieves

August 23 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


WalletHub Releases a Report on Best and Worst States for Women's Equality

August 23 2017
by Charlotte Hays


What's in Your Wallet: It Had Better Be A Good Credit Score if You Seek Romance

August 22 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Why Are So Many Elites Suddenly Hot for the Universal Base Income?

August 14 2017
by Charlotte Hays


CFPB Crackdown May Trap Borrowers in a Different Debt Trap

August 14 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


War on Work: A Closer Look at Proposals for a Universal Basic Income

August 8 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Impressive Jobs Report: 209,000 New Jobs in July

August 4 2017
by Charlotte Hays


IRS Rehires Hundreds of Fired Workers Despite Serious Transgressions

August 3 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Study: MD County to Lose 47,000 jobs because of $15 Minimum Wage

August 2 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


How Government Policies Create More Income Inequality

August 1 2017
by Charlotte Hays


The Trump Stock Market: Hey, Shouldn't Health and Tax Reform Delays Sink It?

July 26 2017
by Charlotte Hays


The Pitfalls of Potentially Unlimited Student Loan Forgiveness

July 24 2017
by Arrah Massimini


What Public Employees Could Learn from Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle

July 21 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Not Even Death Stops a Government Check

July 21 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Wages of Low Earners Rising Faster than Other Groups

July 20 2017
by Charlotte Hays


In the Poconos, Another Small Business Falls Victim to Unnecessary Licensing

July 19 2017
by Charlotte Hays


DHS Hides Spending $3.6 Mil of Taxpayer Dollars on Pricey Conferences

July 17 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Blue and Broke: Another City Can't Pay Its Bills

July 12 2017
by Charlotte Hays


$2 Mil NJ Welfare Fraud Exposes Holes in Our Social Safety Net

July 7 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Poverty and Behavior: Three Cheers for Marriage and Work

July 6 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Fraud Alert: Federal Free Phone, Internet Program Wastes $100 Mil Annually on Fake, Dead Enrollees

July 3 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Report: Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike Gave Low-Wage Workers a $125 Monthly Pay Cut

June 27 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


A Modest Proposal to Rein in the Powerful Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

June 23 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Maybe Profit Motivates Tech Companies More than Politics

June 22 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Silicon Valley CEOs Ignore Calls to Boycott Trump Tech Summit

June 19 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Is the Federal Consumer Cop Asleep on the Job?

June 15 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


There May Be a Path to Lasting Tax Cuts with 51 Votes

June 14 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Just in Time for July 4th New York State Greenlights Uber, Lyft

June 9 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


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