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.