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.