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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


Why Are So Many Elites Suddenly Hot for the Universal Base Income?

August 14 2017
by Charlotte Hays


CFPB Crackdown May Trap Borrowers in a Different Debt Trap

August 14 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


War on Work: A Closer Look at Proposals for a Universal Basic Income

August 8 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Impressive Jobs Report: 209,000 New Jobs in July

August 4 2017
by Charlotte Hays


IRS Rehires Hundreds of Fired Workers Despite Serious Transgressions

August 3 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Study: MD County to Lose 47,000 jobs because of $15 Minimum Wage

August 2 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


How Government Policies Create More Income Inequality

August 1 2017
by Charlotte Hays


The Trump Stock Market: Hey, Shouldn't Health and Tax Reform Delays Sink It?

July 26 2017
by Charlotte Hays


The Pitfalls of Potentially Unlimited Student Loan Forgiveness

July 24 2017
by Arrah Massimini


What Public Employees Could Learn from Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle

July 21 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Not Even Death Stops a Government Check

July 21 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Wages of Low Earners Rising Faster than Other Groups

July 20 2017
by Charlotte Hays


In the Poconos, Another Small Business Falls Victim to Unnecessary Licensing

July 19 2017
by Charlotte Hays


DHS Hides Spending $3.6 Mil of Taxpayer Dollars on Pricey Conferences

July 17 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Blue and Broke: Another City Can't Pay Its Bills

July 12 2017
by Charlotte Hays


$2 Mil NJ Welfare Fraud Exposes Holes in Our Social Safety Net

July 7 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Poverty and Behavior: Three Cheers for Marriage and Work

July 6 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Fraud Alert: Federal Free Phone, Internet Program Wastes $100 Mil Annually on Fake, Dead Enrollees

July 3 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Report: Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike Gave Low-Wage Workers a $125 Monthly Pay Cut

June 27 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


A Modest Proposal to Rein in the Powerful Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

June 23 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Maybe Profit Motivates Tech Companies More than Politics

June 22 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Silicon Valley CEOs Ignore Calls to Boycott Trump Tech Summit

June 19 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Is the Federal Consumer Cop Asleep on the Job?

June 15 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


There May Be a Path to Lasting Tax Cuts with 51 Votes

June 14 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Just in Time for July 4th New York State Greenlights Uber, Lyft

June 9 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Steve Forbes: Keep Deregulating, Mr. President

June 9 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Filter, Don’t Pilfer

June 8 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


No, the Trump Budget Would Not "Gut" Federal Disability Insurance

May 30 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Top 10 Unauthorized Federal Programs on the Chopping Block in Trump Budget

May 25 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Economist: Trump's "Mad Genius Budget" Will Cut Bloat

May 23 2017
by Charlotte Hays


State of Texas Trumps Austin over Uber, Lyft Regulations

May 22 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


State Learns Hard Way that There Are Limits to Taxing the Rich

May 19 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Undoing Net Neutrality Starts Today

May 18 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


San Francisco May Stall Delivery Robots

May 18 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Mother's Day in Tweets

May 15 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Shifting Taxes From One Industry To Another Helps No One

May 12 2017
by Julie Gunlock


Wrapping Bookstores in Red Tape

May 11 2017
by Charlotte Hays


TV Comedian John Oliver Piles on to Save Obama Internet Rules

May 10 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Automation Coming to a City near You

May 9 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Tech Bosses: Expect Significant Automation of Jobs by 2022

May 5 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


The Lie Behind the "Tax Cuts for the Rich" Rhetoric

May 3 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Are Saving and Debt Repayment the New Normal for Americans?

May 2 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


This Immigrant is Showing Up to Work on May Day

May 1 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Indiana Frees the Braiders

May 1 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Delivery Robots Get Legislative Green Light in Two States

April 25 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Harvard Study: Higher Minimum Wages Trigger Restaurant Closures

April 24 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Employment Characteristics of American Families: Twenty Percent Have Nobody in the Workforce

April 21 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Not Done Rolling Back Washington’s Red Tape Yet

April 19 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Three Celebrities Feeling the Pain on Tax Day

April 18 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Female-Led FTC Takes Reducing Regulations Seriously

April 18 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


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