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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


California’s AB5 Triggers Outcry From Independent Contractors

January 20 2020
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Small College, Big Spender: A Case Study in Why College Costs Too Much

January 17 2020
by Charlotte Hays


Why Are Progressives Waging War on Private Charity?

January 9 2020
by Charlotte Hays


Policy Priorities for Women in 2020

January 3 2020
by Beverly Hallberg


Dear Mayor de Blasio, a $30 Domino’s Pizza on NYE is a Basic Lesson of Supply and Demand

January 2 2020
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Video: Charitable Giving in the U.S.

December 26 2019
by IWF Staff


5 Tech Trends that Shaped Your Life Over the Past Decade

December 23 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Not Convincing: Talking Down the Robust Economy

December 23 2019
by Charlotte Hays


U.S. Economy Roars into 2020

December 16 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Two Truths and a Lie: Universal Basic Income

December 13 2019
by Charlotte Whelan


San Francisco: Have a New Tech Idea? Get a Permit!

December 11 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


AOC Peddled Misinformation to Slam New Trump Food Stamp Reform

December 6 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


3 Reasons to Give Before Midnight:

December 3 2019
by Carrie L. Lukas


There’s something magical about this time of year

December 3 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Unthanksgiving Day is a Thing and Not a Good One

December 2 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Writing From Hong Kong (Big Announcement)

November 28 2019
by Claudia Rosett


Giving Thanks for a Strong Economy

November 27 2019
by Julie Gunlock


A Strong Holiday Shopping Season to Deliver Workers a Big Pay Day

November 25 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Surprised? Cory Booker and Conservatives Actually Agree on Some Ways to Empower Black America

November 25 2019
by Carrie Sheffield


Freeloading Billionaires?

November 22 2019
by Charlotte Hays


LA Residents: No More Money to Fix Homelessness, Do Better with What We Gave You

November 19 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


FCC’s Justified Campaign to Modernize Media Ownership Rules

November 11 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Key Indicators from a Terrific Jobs Report

November 5 2019
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Two Truths and a Lie: Public Charge

October 29 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


A Taco Truck Learned that Caving to Anti-ICE Outcry is a Losing Strategy

October 29 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


IWF Reads: The Case Against Socialism

October 25 2019
by Heather Madden


Video: Americans Are Better Off Now

October 24 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Capitalism Is Best Way to Combat Climate Change

October 23 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Target's Minimum Wage Hike Two Years Later

October 22 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Quiz: Are Americans Better Off Now Than We Were Three Years Ago?

October 21 2019
by IWF Staff


Video: Addressing America's Immigration Challenges

October 15 2019
by IWF Staff


Cato Survey: Young Resent Rich More than Previous Generations

October 9 2019
by Charlotte Hays


What the FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal Court Win Means & Doesn’t Mean

October 2 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Two Truths and a Lie: Payroll Taxes

October 1 2019
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More NYC Restaurants Suffer Because of $15 Minimum Wage

September 30 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


More Good News! U.S. Households Hit Record-High Incomes in 2018

September 27 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


A Strong Economy Benefits Low-Income, Less Educated Workers

September 26 2019
by Vicki E. Alger


Some Behaviors Can Make You Poor

September 24 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Millennials are Pessimistic about Retirement

September 23 2019
by Betsy Pearson


Is Capitalism the Key to Fixing Climate Change?

September 23 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Poor Women, Kids Need Food Stamps Not Millionaires, Lottery Winners

September 19 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


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


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