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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


Black Leaders Tell Trump What They Have to Lose

March 23 2017
by Patrice J. Lee


Why Everything from Dresses to Avocados May Get More Expensive

March 22 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Trump, Clinton Campaigns Depended Upon Sharing Economy on the Campaign Trail

March 21 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Before You Blame the Wage Gap, Check Your Attitude

March 20 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Make Charities Charitable Again

March 20 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Trump Hacks Away at the TSA

March 20 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Trump Pumps the Brakes on Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Regs

March 16 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


When a Too High Minimum Wage Sidelines People Who Want to Work

March 6 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Dr. Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Head

March 3 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Robots Green-Lighted to Deliver Your Packages

March 2 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Linda McMahon Confirmed to Head the SBA

February 14 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Cabs Threaten to Halt Wheelchair Access Over Uber, Lyft

February 14 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


A Surprise Stand for Competition Over Cronyism in Battle for NYC Streets?

February 8 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Obscure Knit-Shop Owner in Tennessee Likely the Only Woman in America to Notice That "Pussyhats" Are Kind of Vulgar

February 8 2017
by Charlotte Allen


Feminism Today: Hey, Let's Destroy Another Woman's Business

February 7 2017
by Charlotte Allen


Big Mac ATM’s, the Answer to $15 Minimum Wages?

February 2 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Break out the Dow 20K Hats?

January 27 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Apple Hit with Another Lawsuit over Distracted Driving

January 25 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Getting American Workers Ready for Automation’s Coming Shake-Up

January 24 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Uber Ponies Up $20M to Feds Over Driver Pay

January 23 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Americans Aren’t Really Warming Up to Self-Driving Cars

January 19 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


It's Come to This: Famed DC Jeweler Called "Shameless" for Selling Inaugural Items

January 19 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Uber Sues Seattle to Block Drivers from Unionizing

January 18 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Wall Street Journal: Elaine Chao Should Take California's Bullet Train off Life Support

January 17 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Inauguration Reminds Us Why Home Sharing is a Win for Travelers

January 17 2017
by Patrice J. Lee


Jesse Jackson PUSHes Uber on Diversity Statistics

January 13 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Update: City of San Diego Says Restaurants Can't Publicly Blame Surcharge on Minimum Wage Hike

January 6 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


San Diego Restaurants Slap Diners with Surcharges Thanks to Minimum Wage Increases

January 6 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Christmas Eve Distracted Driving Fatality Could Trigger Government Action

January 3 2017
by Patrice L. Onwuka


How Overregulation Killed off a Beloved Florida BBQ Joint

January 3 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Media Buys Fake News Claim that Las Vegas Is 100% Run on Renewables

January 3 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Cali Regulators Drive Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Away

December 27 2016
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Will Seattle’s Driver Unionization be the End of Uber, Ridesharing?

December 21 2016
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Amity Shlaes: The Chutzpah of the Pudzer Nomination

December 16 2016
by Charlotte Hays


Uber, San Francisco Regulators Crash Head-on over Self-Driving

December 16 2016
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Living Large at the IRS

December 15 2016
by Charlotte Hays


San Francisco Mayor Sides with Airbnb

December 12 2016
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Airbnb Can’t Beat ‘Em, So Now They’re Lobbying ‘Em

December 9 2016
by Patrice L. Onwuka


New California Law Creates Huge Hassles for Bookshops

December 8 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


The Supremes Side with Samsung Against Apple in High-Profile Patent Case

December 7 2016
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Powers: Democrats Tone Deaf on Carrier Jobs

December 6 2016
by Charlotte Hays


Airbnb Took on the Big Apple and Lost

December 5 2016
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Taxpayers Will Forgive Billions More in Student Loan Debt

December 2 2016
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Uber Drivers Join Minimum Wage Protesters

November 30 2016
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Negative Online Reviews Get New Federal Protection

November 30 2016
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Trump in Coal County

November 29 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


Feds Seek to Shut Down Main Standing Rock Protest Site

November 29 2016
by Jillian Kay Melchior


A Great Tradition Continues: The Federal Wastebook Is Out!

November 28 2016
by Charlotte Hays


Some Maine Restaurant Workers Worried about Effects of Minimum Wage Hike

November 28 2016
by Patrice L. Onwuka


Do You Know about RINS? They May Be the Next Mortgage-Backed Securities

November 22 2016
by Charlotte Hays


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