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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


VIDEO: 3 Common Budget Myths Debunked

September 13 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


California Just Made It Harder for Americans to Access Credit, Short-term Loans

September 12 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


California Bill AB 5 May Just Kill the Gig Economy -- And That’s the Point

September 12 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Big Labor’s Minimum Wage Blues

September 11 2019
by Charlotte Hays


ViDEO: Breaking Down the Budget: Just where do our tax dollars go?

September 5 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Camille Paglia On Why So Many Young Americans Heart Socialism

September 4 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Millennial Monday: Young Workers Are the Most Satisfied with Their Pay

September 2 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


The Mythical Sweden and the Real Sweden

August 29 2019
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


News Flash: Profitable Companies Serve the Common Good

August 21 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Why We Shouldn’t Freak Out Over Recession Alarmists

August 19 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


The OTHER Patriotic Billionaires

August 14 2019
by Charlotte Hays


The Federal Minimum Wage Basically Doesn’t Matter Anymore

August 12 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


$15 Minimum Wage Pushes New York City Employers to Cut Hours, Pay

August 6 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


3 Bright Spots in the July Jobs Report

August 2 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Trump Saves Taxpayers $2.5 Billion by Directing Food Stamps to the Truly Needy

July 29 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Two Truths and a Lie: The Pink Tax

July 23 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Confronted by Reality of $15 Minimum Wage, Bernie Sanders Does What Any Employer Would: Cut Hours

July 22 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Policies that Create Homelessness

July 9 2019
by Charlotte Hays


$15 An Hour Would Be a Pay Cut for Many Tipped Workers

July 9 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


"Speaking Bitterness": From Mao to Now

July 8 2019
by Charlotte Hays


The Folly of Demanding Amazon’s Tax Returns

July 3 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Two Truths and a Lie: Payday Loans

July 2 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Gas Price Increases Set to Hit Middle-Class, Poor Families

July 1 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Andrew Yang’s Random $12k Giveaway is Charity Not Universal Basic Income

June 28 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Why “Free Stuff” Could Cost Average Americans Dearly

June 25 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Restauranteur: “The $15 Minimum Wage Will Put Me Out of Business”

June 24 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Bernie's "Free College" Plan is Really a Bailout For Universities

June 24 2019
by Inez Feltscher Stepman


AOC Tricks Millennials Into Thinking They Haven't Seen American Prosperity

June 24 2019
by Betsy Pearson


Cory Booker Wants Government to Pay Your Rent

June 17 2019
by Betsy Pearson


Big Tech is Good for Women. Here’s How.

June 13 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


In the Walmart v. Amazon Grocery War, We Win

June 7 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Latest Attack on Short-term Loans from Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders

June 6 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Bernie Sanders Crashed Walmart’s Meeting to Spread Minimum Wage Lies

June 6 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


The Crusade Against Short-Term Loans Moves to California

June 4 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Some Carrying Student Loan Debt Doubt that They Will Repay It

May 30 2019
by Arrah Massimini


Google’s “Shadow Work Force" Could Become the Norm in the U.S. Like Europe

May 30 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Two Truths & A Lie: The Federal Budget

May 28 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


A Billionaire Alum Pays Off Morehouse Grads’ Student Debt

May 28 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Why Universal Basic Income Will Ruin Lives

May 23 2019
by Charlotte Hays


How Does the Media Elite Respond to Our Booming Economy?

May 21 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Student Loan Debt Making Millennials Socialist

May 20 2019
by Betsy Pearson


Kamala Harris Should Not Ax Our Tax Cuts

May 8 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


5 Takeaways from the Republican House Budget

May 3 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


No, Ilhan Omar, Socialism Caused Venezuela’s Devastation, Not the US

May 2 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Disability Rolls Falling in Good Economy

April 29 2019
by Charlotte Hays


The U.S. Economy is Fired Up with 3.2 Percent Q1 Growth

April 26 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Elizabeth Warren Wants to Just Cancel College Debt

April 22 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Tragic: Graduates of Historically Black Colleges Hard Hit by College Loan Debt Crisis

April 18 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Need Money? Hey, Just Print It

April 17 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Elizabeth Warren’s Taxes Still Aren’t Enough to Fund the Left’s Spending Spree

April 16 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


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