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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


Student Loan Debt and the Craze for Socialism

March 19 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Newark’s Doomed Plan to Give Free Checks to Everyone

March 19 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Despite the War on Poverty, the Achievement Gap Isn't Shrinking

March 18 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Trump's Proposed Budget Eliminates Public Student Loan Forgiveness

March 13 2019
by Arrah Massimini


Lowest Paid Workers Seeing Biggest Pay Increases

March 13 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Two Truths and A Lie: Social Security

March 12 2019
by Carrie L. Lukas


It's the Jobs, Stupid!

March 7 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Two Truths and a Lie: Federal Minimum Wage

March 5 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


What do millennials have in common with small businesses? Neither can afford New York City

March 4 2019
by Betsy Pearson


What Smaller Checks? Tax Refunds are Back Up to 2018 Levels

March 1 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


A Good Fourth-Quarter Growth Report: Tax Reform a Big Factor

March 1 2019
by Charlotte Hays


She Works: 10 Facts about Women in the Workforce

March 1 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Ivanka V. AOC: Who Has it Right on Government-Guaranteed Jobs and Checks

February 28 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Governor Cuomo Blames Cold for Population Exodus

February 28 2019
by Charlotte Hays


What’s Behind Amazon’s Supposed $0 Tax Bill

February 22 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


The Left's Dirty Little Secret: They NEED "The Rich"

February 19 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Finland Gave Unemployed People Money with No Strings Attached. They Didn’t Find Work.

February 19 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Under Trump 3.6 Million Americans Aren’t on Food Stamps Anymore

February 15 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Kamala Harris, Media Wrongly Use Smaller Tax Refunds to Vilify Tax Cuts

February 13 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Davis Malpass: A Superb Choice for the World Bank

February 6 2019
by Claudia Rosett


CFPB Relied on Secret Antifa Leader in Campaign Against Short-Term Loans

February 6 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Hey, Senator Warren, a Wealth Assets Tax Likely Wouldn't Raise Revenue

February 5 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Millennial Monday: Seeking “Intergenerational Justice” Through a Wealth Tax Won’t Help Millennials

February 4 2019
by Betsy Pearson


Wow! 304,000 New Jobs in January

February 1 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders Make Statements on Venezuela

January 29 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Unaffordable Housing Isn’t an Existential Problem. It’s a Regulatory Problem.

January 28 2019
by Vicki E. Alger


Fed Report: College Loan Debt Is a Barrier to Homeownership

January 16 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Two Truths and a Lie: Unemployment

January 15 2019
by Hadley Heath


U-Haul’s Latest High-Growth States

January 15 2019
by Vicki E. Alger


Millennial Monday: Socialists Should Attack Crony Capitalism, Not Free Markets

January 14 2019
by Betsy Pearson


Lesson of the Shutdown: Government Controls Too Much of Economy

January 10 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Well-Intended, Expensive Green New Deal Plan Has Problems

January 4 2019
by Hadley Heath


America Is Competitive Again

December 21 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Are There Lessons from the GM Bailout?

November 29 2018
by Charlotte Hays


The Politics of Work

November 27 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Help Support Veterans this Holiday Shopping Season

November 26 2018
by Vicki E. Alger


Millennial Monday: Millennials Spending Big This Holiday Shopping Season

November 26 2018
by Betsy Pearson


Americans Expect to Drop $1K Shopping This Holiday Season, Will You?

November 23 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


A Reason to Be Blue: Democrat States Face Loan Debt

November 14 2018
by Charlotte Hays


BOOM: Small Business Optimism Rides High Again

November 13 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Did Voters Understand that San Francisco’s New Homelessness Tax is Not a Good Idea?

November 8 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Voters say no thanks to new taxes in 2018 elections

November 7 2018
by Hadley Heath


October Jobs Report: "Pretty Much Everything You Could Want"

November 5 2018
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Liberals Need to Stop the False Narrative about Americans Working Multiple Jobs

November 5 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Big Gains for Workers: 250k Jobs Added in October, Wages Up

November 2 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Who Would Suffer Most If The Tax Cuts Were Scrapped?

November 2 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Happy Halloween: It's Time for Mommy Tax

October 31 2018
by Staff


Wages and Salaries Make Biggest Jump in a Decade

October 31 2018
by Charlotte Hays


The Investment Gap: Young Women Less Likely to Invest than Young Men

October 26 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Washington is Working to Accelerate the Next Generation of Wireless Tech

October 25 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


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